Scotty Karate Scotch Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Scotty Karate Scotch AleScotty Karate Scotch Ale
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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:
#3,243
Reviews:
606
Ratings:
1,827
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
4.34
 
 
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Photo of PackenGreen
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John1985
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
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 -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDoHo
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of telescifly
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobstockwell
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DispyDnb
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
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 +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Remmy800
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of curlybird
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmd88
3.22/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 1,827 ratings