Scotty Karate Scotch Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Scotty Karate Scotch AleScotty Karate Scotch Ale
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As far as the wee heavies go I don't think you can get much better except having a barrel aged version. You would have fooled me by saying this was almost 10% ABV. Dangerous because you don't taste any heat and its a smooth smooth drinker
Appearance is deep mahogany with a half glass thin ring of head
Smell is faint when its cold but when warming up I am getting cherry, caramel, apples, dark chocolate
Taste is spot on with a bit of sweet dark fruit leading into a smooth malt profile that isn't overly sticky and no booze heat
Feel is a just a notch under stout thick

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Deep but clear ruby, one finger tan head.

S-Lots of malt, dark fruits, cherries, vanilla, roasted notes, tad bit of alcohol.

T- Starts with some malt and dirt notes. Then a tad bit of vanilla. Good bit of bitterness. Beef jerky like notes, peat.

M-Lighter not much carbonation, but mainly just too light.

O-Maybe this was bottled in the beginning of the year. But the beer lacked the strong malty notes I expect from the style.

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Scotty Karate Scotch Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 1,821 ratings
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