Scotty Karate Scotch Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
1,799 Ratings
Scotty Karate Scotch AleScotty Karate Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.75%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Available September to March.

Added by ypsifly on 01-28-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,799
Reviews:
598
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
11.28%
 
 
Wants:
132
Gots:
317
For Trade:
12
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Photo of stephenlee
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raylpendleton
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of King_Charles
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timc32
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sisterofba
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zaraspook
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of broadway848
3.29/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rammed96
4.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sokol_1993
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PackenGreen
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John1985
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

**
12/15/16

Bottle to snifter.
LOOK: dark brown, purplish hue, small white head that fades.
AROMA: grape, apple, cherry...like a sour fruit salad.
TASTE: raisin, wood, sangria,
FEEL: full body, alcohol burn, light carbonation.


Good scotch ale. Sweet and tasty.
**

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Photo of beagleyx2
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDoHo
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of telescifly
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobstockwell
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DispyDnb
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the usually-garish Dark Horse single serve. That's not a knock by the way. I love the crazy artwork these folks put on their bottles.

Pours a decent but quickly dissipating head, quickly giving way to a sticky lacing. Dark but translucent and clean.

Smells fabulous. Dark and sweet bread aromas but with more "grainy" than "malty" aroma.

Taste and Feel--If you want the perfect entry to the style this may be it. Not terribly complex, but it's "straight" and everything you want in a "wee heavy" and more. Malt, malt, and more malt on the front end, but there are smoky and fruity notes too, and just enough carbonation to keep this thing light. And the 9.75 ABV is barely there. Smooooth....

Overall--I've been harsh on some of Dark Horse's other offerings. This wee-heavy Scotch is a dead-on hit. If you are more a fan of the Belgian style, the malt-bomb approach of this Scotch Ale is for you.

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Photo of RBuckley73
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Remmy800
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 1,799 ratings.
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