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Claymore Scotch Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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86
very good

1,074 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,074
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 30
Gots: 48 | 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:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009)
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Ratings: 1,074 | Reviews: 418 | Display Reviews Only:
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canawler

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-09-2013 01:33:26 | More by canawler
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-07-2013 19:16:31 | More by orangesol
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-05-2013 20:10:17 | More by TubbyDullard
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-05-2013 15:54:46 | More by roostor07
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00chris

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-05-2013 04:09:29 | More by 00chris
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Tozac

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-04-2013 22:05:53 | More by Tozac
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dmcgilvray

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-04-2013 02:00:01 | More by dmcgilvray
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-28-2013 01:32:24 | More by sixerofelixir
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atr2605

New York

3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-pours a deep red amber, almost a coca cola color with a tan head thats fades a bit quick for my liking
S-sweet malt and roasted peat aroma comes through nicely, slight green earthiness lingering in the background
T-lots of caramel sweetness, and a bit of spiciness from the smoked malt. More sweetness coming through in the finish with a delicate vanilla flavor
M-medium bodied and a bit slick
O-Appearance lacked slightly but still pretty solid beer. Wouldn't mind having it again on occasion

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 02:22:05 | More by atr2605
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-22-2013 05:55:02 | More by sparx1100
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bribo

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

02-21-2013 21:34:40 | More by bribo
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RudnicsMEB

Colorado

3/5  rDev -21.9%

02-21-2013 02:33:08 | More by RudnicsMEB
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pquijal

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-19-2013 20:56:29 | More by pquijal
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ZachHodgson

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-19-2013 03:49:04 | More by ZachHodgson
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Nunya

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-18-2013 00:36:05 | More by Nunya
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a NB snifter.

A – Pours a deep, rich brown/copper. One-finger head of really loose foam is a mauve khaki, and dissipates quickly, leaving some pockets of lace on the surface against the glass with an island of micro-bubbles in the middle. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a dark mahogany and almost completely opaque, although what light gets through at the edge of the glass reveals the beer is not cloudy.

S – Roasted malts; deep, dark caramels, hints of milk chocolate. Grassy hops pop up with touches of alcohol, followed by notes of butterscotch, toffee, and vanilla as it warms in the glass.

T – Similar to the nose, caramels are more forward in the taste. Malts are beyond simply toasted, with a noticeable roast, like a light breakfast-blend coffee. Chocolate/toffee mixes with the roast in the back-end. There's a bit of earthy peat in there, too. Every so often, a dollop of rich butterscotch liquid will show up on the tongue. Earthy hops are present just enough to balance the sugars.

M – Just a touch of fizziness initially smooths out in the mouth. Body itself is surprisingly lighter than anticipated, given the color of the pour and the roast. Components are well-integrated. Short, dry finish focused on roast and hops.

O – This is the kind of Scotch ale you give a porter fan to make the bridge between the two styles. The roasted malts in this beer, for me, distract from their mission to transport caramel/butterscotch/toffee flavors, and the chocolate notes are simply out-of-place. That being said, it's a pretty interesting take on the style, and really pretty tasty. Forget what it's supposed to be and enjoy it for what it is: a robust porter dressing up as a Scotch ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 07:12:24 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Haywire

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-16-2013 18:56:29 | More by Haywire
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Metatron6

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-15-2013 19:49:24 | More by Metatron6
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thomscottson

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

02-13-2013 01:49:38 | More by thomscottson
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint.

The beer is a dark mahogany, almost black really. A cream colored head comes down to a film with heavy sheets of lacing.

The aroma is boozy up front followed by buttery toffee and malts.

The taste is much like the aroma. A nice buttery biscuit and toffee taste begins. Great malty oak body. Slight alcoholic finish.

Medium, slightly sticky mouthfeel.

Overall a good sipper. Slightly more booziness than I prefer.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 02:10:38 | More by JuicesFlowing
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shep8821

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-09-2013 07:29:07 | More by shep8821
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-08-2013 23:21:27 | More by salthemonster
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mzeld

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

02-06-2013 03:08:01 | More by mzeld
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C3likesbeer

California

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep brown almost black. Very thin light head. color with shades of red and amber. One inch of tan head dissipates rather quickly. Only a few small patches of lacing.

S: Malty and sweet.

T: Sweet and malty with some caramel. Hops really in the background.

M: medium heft with some carbonation and a long finish.

O: Nice Scotch Ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 03:05:00 | More by C3likesbeer
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bkrbdan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-05-2013 18:13:56 | More by bkrbdan
Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,074 ratings.