Scotty Karate Scotch Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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4.03/5
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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
Ranking:
#3,387
Reviews:
608
Ratings:
1,833
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
4.34
 
 
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139
Gots:
323
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Ratings: 1,833 |  Reviews: 608
Photo of HungarianCount
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of BB1313
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a very hazy ruby brown, lots of sediment and floaties; not much head and lacing at all. There's a great nuttiness in the aromas. Tons of maple, tons of chocolate. Lots of caramel and butterscotch. There's also a touch of vanilla and hazelnut. The nuttiness translates in the flavors, very nice. Wood and oak are present in the nose and flavors, although it's isn't aged on either. More chocolate in the flavors. Dark fruits and fig is there. Mouthfeel is nice and on the lighter side of full-bodied. Moderate carbonation, smooth and easy drinking. The alcohol isn't really noticeable at all. This is a treat!

I forgot how great this beer is. This is a great example of the style.. very, very enjoyable. Wow!

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of MSandahl23
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of vande
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Rich540
3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Callmecoon
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of righthereisay
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Mad Mex in Pittsburgh.

Very nice pour. Dark brown with some minor white head, and some lacing, not too much.

Doesn't smell like alcohol, which is impressive. Maybe some carmel and fruits.

Taste...I came in with low expectations as I am not a huge fan of Scotch Ales. This was great. I was very impressed. Caramel, malts, minor fruits,...not too heavy on anything.

This was very full bodied. It went down smooth, not too much carbonation...nice finish. Very impressed.

This is my favorite scotch ales. Considering Too Cream Stout is one of my favorite stouts, it looks like I need to try more Dark Horse beers.

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Photo of CliffBrake
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright, deep red color with a tinge of orange on the edges. Pretty color. Pours with a minimal head that is maintained as a ring of bubbles at the glass, but leaves no lacing.

Caramel and cherry nose, with a bit of leather. Malty caramel flavor. Sweet and creamy but not overly so. Stong impression of figs with a medium spicy finish.

Medium body with a lively carbonation that helps cleanse the palate and inspires another sip.

A tasty night cap. I served it at cellar temperature, but found that it good more complex and interesting as it approached room temperature.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of secondtooth
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark and opaque ruby-hued amber here. with a medium head of off-white bubbles. No lace at all.

Nose is caramel malty sweetness. Seems well in line with a traditional Scottish ale.

Taste is spicy and sweet at front, with traces of peat, dates, figs, and candied berries entering later. Quite complex and palate-pleasing, and the alcohol is subdued. Additionally, the warmer this one gets, the smoother it is. Enjoyable.

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Photo of nickapalooza86
4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Grabbed from the basement for a review this evening.

Poured a clear brownish amber. With little to no head.

Smell is toffee, sweet candy malt, caramel.

Taste is what every scotch ale should me molded after. Starts dry then the caramel, toffee, sweet malt and a slight bourbon like? flavor hit you.

Mouthfeel is very creamy and full, very nice and not something I would expect for the style. Carbonation is very low, also nice.

Well by now you know this is my favorite scotch ale. Scotch ales have always been one of my favorite style and this is better then every other one I have tried.

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Photo of rjacobs6
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 1,833 ratings