Scotty Karate Scotch Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.03/5
Exceptional
1,821 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:
#3,200
Reviews:
604
Ratings:
1,821
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
4.34
 
 
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138
Gots:
324
Trade:
12
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle (undated) into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark brown with red highlights. A bit cloudy.

Aroma: Sweet, malty, and roasty with some fruit. Overall, a nice aroma.

Taste: Follows the aroma. Virtually no hoppy bitterness. The sweetness becomes more pronounced in the middle and lingers at the end. As the beer warms, fruitiness (cherries?) comes through along with an oaky sweetness that reminds me of a bourbon barrel-aged beer.

Mouthfeel: Perfect level of carbonation. The body is a little light.

Overall: This beer is another great entry from Dark Horse. The bourbon barrel-aged flavor was a bit of a surprise, but since I like that style variant, it was a good surprise. I'll look forward to having Scotty again and will definitely want to have one when I drive over to the brewery in Marshall, Michigan.

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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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