Claymore Scotch Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +23.7%
Appearance: Darker than a typical wee heavy. It's slighty red with a light shined through it, with almost no head on it.
Smell: It had a nice malty, caramel, earthy sort of smell to it, pretty much what you would hope for from this style.
Taste: Very malty and rich, with a strong caramel taste permeating the entire brew. It has a sort of earthiness to it as well, reminding one of the hill country (the Scottish Highlands?).
Mouthfeel: Somewhat heavy, but smooth. It goes right down the gullet.
Overall: I think this is an underrated beer. I've had Oskar Blues's Old Chub Scotch Ale--a very popular wee heavy--numerous times, and I found this to be a superior beer. The taste is similar, but a little richer, and not quite as sweet. This beer is darker and has a sort of weightiness about it as well.
07-08-2014 04:53:08 | More by DanielMB
3.76/5 rDev -2.1%
Poured into thistle glass; brown pour, shows deep gorgeous blood garnet red in the light. Clear, with a moderate khaki head that fades after a few moments leaving rings of sticky lacing.
Smells of caramel malt, soft heavy bread, and a grassy herbal slice at the end keeping everything aloft.
Taste is sweet bready malt; hints of cocoa and toffee and dark fruit amidst herbal bitterness.
Mouthfeel is wet and medium-light. Not too sticky.
Overall, this is a good example of the scotch ale style. Nothing makes it stand out, good or bad.
06-11-2014 00:56:09 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.