Claymore Scotch Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Claymore Scotch AleClaymore Scotch Ale
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Claymore Scotch AleClaymore Scotch Ale

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009

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Ratings: 1,545 |  Reviews: 505
Photo of Hoptometrist
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a snifter (bottled on Feb.28 2012)

A- Poured a very dark redddish brown color (can't see through it). Light khaki colored head that dissipated quickly that left no lace

S- Big aroma of smoked/peated malt, cherries, caramel sweetness

T- Lots of sweet maltiness, caramel, some light smoky peat character, and a little alcohol in the taste.

M- Medium to fuller bodied, reminds me of the mouthfeel of chocolate syrup. Low to medium carbonation, very smooth, and some alcohol warming

O- This is a nice scotch ale, not a personal favorite style of mine, but the aroma is great. Very drinkable for a scotch ale.

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Photo of 59rockabilly
2/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of ExtraStout
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep, dark shade of brown. One finger head of creamy, light brown foam. Retention is good. Lacing is good in form, but quite slippery.

Nice, sweet malty nose. Hints of dark cherries floating in caramel toffee. A raft, made of brown sugar, floats by and the cherries climb aboard. On the raft, the cherries mingle with raisins, who say that they would offer them some bacon, but it is gone, with only a light hint of smoke remaining.

A big malty presence, as there should be. Not as overly sweet as the nose suggested it would be. Light hints of caramel and brown sugar mixed with some dark fruits. Unexpectedly, there is a definite note of coffee and some light chocolate hints. Quite surprising, to me, to find these here, but they work nicely. Light touch of smoke. Very mild hop kiss on the finish.

Good medium-full body. I would like it to be fuller, for my tastes, but it's not bad, by any means. Nice level of smooth creaminess.

Nicely drinkable, but not quite as good as I'd hoped. I'll revisit another bottle in the future and see how it goes.

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Photo of vrbulldog22
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of malthus617
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Nyskizy
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of ONUMello
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Very dark brown, but next to no head and what's there disappears in a hurry
S: Toffee, toasted walnuts, dark toasted malts.
T: Rich, toffee, roasted malt, sweet, a bit of cream, a bit of hops.
M: Medium to full bodied, creamy.
O: Enjoyable to drink and well made, it would be even better with a fuller head.

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Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of rhabdovirus
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of grannaniwa
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of nimrod979
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From my notes: On tap at Bulls & Bears. 3/14

Appearance: Dark, almost black. Some faint ruby highlights on the edges. Smallish white head. Good retention.

Aroma - Malty peat smoke aroma. Toffee and nutty.

Taste - Caramel malt. Good balance of sweet and smoky. Toffee and caramel. Good roasty flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Really enjoyed this one. Starting to really get into this style.

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Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,545 ratings