Barrel Aged Claymore Scotch Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Rhynes2:
3.63/5 rDev -5.7%
First of a few Great Divide Brews i picked up. Pours a dark brown color with very little head. No lacing down the sides. This is a malt centered beer and has the taste of some dark fruits, especially raisins but more so on the finish. Subtle hop bitterness. A slight alcohol taste is well balanced for the style. Overall this is an OK beer but not something ill be rushing back to the stores to pick up.
10-12-2011 01:37:14 | More by Rhynes2
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4.4/5 rDev +14.3%
On tap at Great Divide Tap Room, where they were giving away free samples. Pours dark brown/red in color with creamy white head. Smell and taste were both dominated by the whiskey. I love whiskey barrel-aged beer, so this did not bother me. In fact, I thought it was great. But those who prefer a more balanced BA brew may be disappointed. Very malty, sweet, some caramel, smoke, and dark fruit notes. But they definitely take a back seat to that whiskey. Body is medium, sticky, and medium carbonated. I was pounding through the free tasters, so can't complain about drinkability, but the whiskey notes are so strong I'm not sure I'd want a growler of this, even if they'd sell me one (which they wouldn't. I asked.).
09-19-2009 15:38:13 | More by waltonc
3.13/5 rDev -18.7%
A little disappointing considering I do like both Great Divide's stuff, AND Scotch Ales in general. From pour to taste, it comes off like a porter. There was barely any head, and the smell and taste are both like a porter. None of the usual peatiness and scotch complexities that I have had in other Scotch Ales AND Wee Heavies were there. Makes for a decent porter, but as a Scotch Wee Heavy....I have to go with "not so much"...
04-29-2011 06:09:09 | More by FrankenBeerStein
4.33/5 rDev +12.5%
Digging through some old papers, I found these notes from last year. Similar to the regular version in appearance, although nosing this one shows a marked difference. Huge bourbon up front, finally settles into oak, smoke and a hint of chocolate. On the palate, again bourbon is the dominant character, fighting with the smoke before finally letting just a bit in at the end. All in all a very nice beer, if a bit one dimensional.
04-07-2010 07:37:31 | More by emmasdad
Barrel Aged Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.