Scotty Karate Scotch Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

very good
1,799 Ratings
Scotty Karate Scotch AleScotty Karate Scotch Ale

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

An intimidating reddish brown with a nice head that leaves almost no lacing. Smells like loads of sweet caramel, dry fruit, booze. Taste is similar - bittersweet, very rich caramel, dry and dark fruit, bready malts, spices, very candy esque - mmm! Medium & rich mouthfeel, boozy butter. I love it, this beer is a sleeper pick of mine. Dark Horse doesn't disappoint. They should age this stuff in wine or bourbon barrels.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a fairly dark color with minimal head and minimal lacing. Sediment is present as well.

S: Lots of bready malts with a touch of alcohol.

T: Like the smell, the flavor is dominated by bready malts. Nutty with a bit of caramel. The alcohol is well hidden.

M: Medium to full bodied with a little carbonation. Smooth as hell.

O: I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. It's not my favorite style of beer, but I would buy it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A well-done and highly bitter strong Scotch Ale with good alcohol content and warmth and a great balance and sweet dry finish. I really enjoy this beer and would call it one of my favorite Scotch Ales on the planet. Also in contention are Old Chub and Dirty Bastard. Scotty has a bit more balls than the others.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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