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Claymore Scotch Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Claymore Scotch AleClaymore Scotch Ale

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86
very good

1,080 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,080
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 31
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009)
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Ratings: 1,080 | Reviews: 419 | Display Reviews Only:
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-31-2014 08:10:17 | More by zestar
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fscottkey

New York

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Looks black but has red edges when held up to the light. Sports a 1 finger head for about 20 seconds - then it is gone.

S: All very subtle. Hints of chocolate, coffee, toffee, bread and malts. Maybe slight fruits. Nothing very pronounced.

T: A very mellow coffee flavor with late sweetness. No hint of heat or alcohol at all.

M: Very nice mouth feel. Not too heavy and not too carbonated.

O: This is a really well balanced beer. I wish the nose offered a bit more - but the melding of flavors makes up for it. There is no bitterness and no off tastes to ruin the palate. This is so smooth that it is almost sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 02:09:28 | More by fscottkey
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TheOakKing

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-29-2014 03:34:28 | More by TheOakKing
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da_beers

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-28-2014 00:04:24 | More by da_beers
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-24-2014 19:33:35 | More by Latarnik
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-20-2014 23:08:19 | More by henryclay_
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-20-2014 02:55:40 | More by zeledonia
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amontalvo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-19-2014 22:13:11 | More by amontalvo
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-15-2014 17:55:11 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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pjkelley82

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-15-2014 03:31:59 | More by pjkelley82
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-15-2014 03:25:09 | More by DaftPatrick
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aklude

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-14-2014 00:55:36 | More by aklude
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-12-2014 02:12:58 | More by lucasj82
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DougT

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-11-2014 02:30:49 | More by DougT
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XenonX

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-08-2014 22:46:19 | More by XenonX
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markdrinksbeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-08-2014 02:25:51 | More by markdrinksbeer
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WiserBud

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-07-2014 23:39:50 | More by WiserBud
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habaceeba

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-07-2014 23:06:28 | More by habaceeba
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Brenden

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Claymore is one of the darkest Scotch ales I've ever seen, about as close to black as the style gets. Some red-brown highlights do show in the light. The head is soft and compact, maybe half a finger tall, and leaves lacing spottily behind.
The malt holds a nice, firm foundation. Some light caramel and toffee notes give way to breads, while a sort of nuttiness resides underneath from start to finish. There's just a light kiss of dark cocoa. Dark fruits also rest on the tongue all the way through. At about the middle, a note of peat begins to gently build up a bit of a smoky note that adds a nice flavor without an acridity. A very light, not-quite-herbal hops bitterness complements the roast and other elements of the malt very well.
The body is about full but not heavy, rich enough but not chewy, per se. It balances crispness with smoothness and is semi-dry for the duration.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2014 20:21:50 | More by Brenden
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Mlawrence

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-07-2014 01:58:18 | More by Mlawrence
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-05-2014 03:30:28 | More by jmbranum
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tmm313

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark brown with a ruby tinge. Poured a nice 1 finger head with good lacing.

S- Raisin and caramel mainly. Chocolate and scotch as accents.

T- Caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, fig, scotch, and a touch of earthy hop. Fair amount of spice in the finish. Very nicely balanced.

M- Medium body with good carbonation. Not much aftertaste. Lightly creamy.

O- I enjoyed this beer. The balance is what I'll remember most. No flavor stood above the others and all worked together very well.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 19:05:37 | More by tmm313
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Maltyduo

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-03-2014 03:19:28 | More by Maltyduo
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Golferallen54

Colorado

1/5  rDev -74%

05-02-2014 22:20:36 | More by Golferallen54
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mpolewan

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-01-2014 01:28:45 | More by mpolewan
Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,080 ratings.