Claymore Scotch Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,212
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 35
Gots: 91 | FT: 0
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Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009)
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4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has become a go-to beer for me - great for food pairings, particularly meat and artisinal cheese. Poured into a McChouffe chalice, as these truly reminds me of a belgian strong dark.

Pours a cloudy dark brown - chocolaty in complexion. Head is light tan and very small - pretty much a lining at he top of the glass. Nose is sweet, and definitely has a very light scotch nature to it - very enjoyable.

Very flavorful brew, stands up with the best strong dark ales. Slightly sweet, nice and malty and definitely has some subtle scotch and chocolate. Overall very full bodied and smooth, with no noticeable alcohol. Just a great overall drink, lots of subtle flavors that pairs great with some great food.

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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark ruby red, practically black in appearance. Short tan head with really nice lacing. Oatmeal, rye bread, watery scotch, dark chocolate and hints of coffee beans and caramel malt. Smooth, rich milk chocolate and roasted oats on the initial sip. Flattened oak and roasted coffee beans with a nutty, rich mouthfeel. Dry, lightly scotched aftertaste.

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4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured a deadly deep dark brown borderline black color into snifter. Only way I saw through this one was holding the snifter up to the direct light. Nice tan cream head 2 finger widths with an aggressive pour. Falls down pretty quickly.

Smells of sweet dark toasted flamed malts with caramel & alcohol clearly present in the nose. The alcohol reacts to give it a coolness even though I am drinking this at about 50 degrees.

Starts off caramelized mouthfeel with an almost toffee like component transitioning into a heavy malty sweetness midtaste. Aftertaste is a little burn to the back of the tongue and throat with the alcohol seemingly warming me. Not as full bodied as I was expecting, but definitely mixes well with the stlye. Medium body on this one & less alcohol end-bite than I had expected.

Bought this one in mixed 6pack 1/2 Claymore, 1/2 Colette for $12. Definitely worth a try. Great Divide never fails to put out solid brews!

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type - 12 oz bottle into Stone RIS Tulip

A - Pours a rather dark, nearly black brown, with a minimal tan head that quickly gives way to a thin lacing. Almost porter-like in this regard.

S - Smell is of caramel and molasses, with smokey and nutty undertones. Slight alcohol presence.

T - Taste is of caramel, molasses, chocolate, burnt espresso, and a nice nutty/smokey character to it overall. Alcohol is slightly present, but well subdued. This somewhat comes off to me as a cross between a traditional wee heavy, and a porter, but make no mistake, it's delicious!

M - Nice and full bodied, creamy. Mild carbonation.

D - A tasty brew, but I'd stick to one or two due to the ABV and body.

Overall - Those looking for a "true" wee-heavy might be a bit thrown off by the porter-like characteristics that are present in this beer, but those simply looking for a good beer will not be disappointed. Give this one a try!

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Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,212 ratings.