Claymore Scotch Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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2.5/5 rDev -34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
"Meh" to put it into modern terms. This beer is lacking in many respects.
While Great Divide makes some awesome stuff, this beer is a real disappointment. A Wee Heavy is supposed to have some serious mouthfeel from the caramelized wort, but this feels so thin. On top of that, its too sweet, even for a Wee Heavy. It pours a nice color, but has no life when in the glass. Its not supposed to have much carbonation, but some would be nice...
I really dont have much more to say on this one...At $10/6-pack its a weak offering among alot of fantastic beers in this style.
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2011 16:05:23 | More by monza
4.3/5 rDev +12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a 12oz Tumbler
Appearance - Pours a Black/Dark Brown color and really not much else. Pours a brownish 2 finger head
Smell - Has a very strong butterscotch and vanilla scent with some caramel and scotch. There are some hints of malts, but it's very minor. Kind of reminds me of Bailey's Irish.
Taste - True to it's word of "Scotch Ale", it tastes like scotch but in a good way.Rich and Strong toffee and butterscotch flavors with a chocolate aftertaste and some malt notes, but not like you'd find in a porter.
Mouthfeel - This is actually a very light bodied beer, despite it's darkness. And it also fairly smooth and easy to drink as well. Carbonation is also very minor which helps!
Overall - While it may look like your average stout/porter, there's an excellent beer waiting underneath that seemingly ordinary appearance. This is my first scotch ale I've ever had and I loved it; I would highly recommend checking this out!
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2011 01:44:26 | More by NuclearDolphin
Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,077 ratings.