Scotty Karate Scotch Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

Scotty Karate Scotch AleScotty Karate Scotch Ale
BA SCORE
4.03/5
1,810 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
Ranking:
#3,018
Reviews:
602
Ratings:
1,810
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
4.34
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
321
Trade:
11
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,810 |  Reviews: 602
Photo of hoosier222002
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinggimp
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlarmClock314
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, no date. Pours transparent amber with a medium sized off-white head; some lacing. Smells of caramel, bready malts, peat, spice, and earthy hops. The taste follows exactly with bready malts, caramel, peat, hops, and spice; very pleasant and straightforward. Some sweetness and lingering dryness; quite earthy. The alcohol is well hidden. Above average body and average carbonation. Overall, this is straightforward and well done; a great example of a Scotch Ale.

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Photo of Ecxeeder616
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TAisaBAlla
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnny_456
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L- very dark brown with a little red coloring in the light. Off white head, little lacing.
S- caramel, dried dark fruit, sweet malt, fresh bread with hints of alcohol considering.
T- just like the smell, with a almost burnt sugar taste it's a good thing.
O- love this beer. It's rich, smooth, sweet and the right amount of bitter with a little smoke. It's a big ABV but the booze is hidden very well.
I drink this anytime I can, so go find it you will enjoy it.

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Photo of jp32
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky, auburn-brown color. Not a lot of head retention, but pretty good considering the style. Huge caramel malt aroma with notes of plums, cane syrup, and raisin bread in the background.

It's flavor is rich, sweet, and full of caramel malts. Reminds me of toasted raisin bread. Just a pinch of bitterness somewhere in the middle. Very smooth overall, and it's 9.7 abv is very well hidden. It's not warm at all.

In my opinion, this is one hell of a beer. Cheers and Enjoy!

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Photo of let8it8grow
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 29, 2016.

The pour is reddish-amber with a short lived head. Good clarity.

The aroma brings out a Graham Cracker, vanilla, and sweet malt character. Booze is buried considering it is over 9%. Low to no hop profile. I kind of hoped for more of a peat moss character.

Light to medium body.

The taste tends to lean on the sweet malt side with a bread character too. The sweetness might be connected to the vanilla flavor that I also get. Again, no alcohol. Light lingering bitter finish.

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Photo of MNAle
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, almost opaque color. 1/2 inch tan head recedes quickly leaving little/no lacing. Dark fruit aroma, smoaky, some chocolate or caramel perhaps. Thick mouth feel. Smooth and creamy. Dark fruit and sweet malts in the initial taste, with some very mild bitterness in the middle and aftertaste with an earthy finish. Overall, fruity, smoakey, mild and malty. Just the barest hint of booze.

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Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Pours with a mahogany colored body and a very good tan head. Gunky sediment in the bottle with a bit in the glass too.

Nice caramel malt aroma and flavor. Well hidden alcohol: I was surprised to see 9.75% ABV listed.

Full body with a light touch of alcohol.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a thistle
No bottle date

A- pours a deep brown color with a 2-finger frothy off-white head that retains long after the pour, globs of protein floating around

S- smells of processed grains, caramel, toffee, brown bread crust, raisin & mash

T- roasted grains up front with a sweetness of caramel /toffee, along with hints of raisin and fig. Toasted bread crust mid-palate, crea,y sweet finish with more caramel on the linger

M- medium-Thick body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that turns into a chewy, velvety finish. Abv hidden very well

O- very drinkable, given the abv, but not as complex as some of the other scotch ales out there

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Photo of Jaypeajus
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bonus spoils of a trade, thanks noyoudidnt! Pours deep brownish red. No head. Not a ton of scotch on the nose. Malty, oaky. Tastes a bit like a scotch ale, pretty sweet, sticky lips. Full disclosure, my only other wee heavy is founders dirty bastard and sun king wee Mac. Feeling is not too boozy for a nearly 10% abv. Overall glad I got to try it, may try again if I could get a couple singles.

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Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khoff5
4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Josh012012
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdgogiants
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigRed10
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of direwolf00
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 1,810 ratings
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