Claymore Scotch Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Claymore Scotch AleClaymore Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,499
Reviews:
497
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
233
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,499 |  Reviews: 497
Photo of Wingnut93
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Savan
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This ale pour a deep purple hue with smoke on the the water... literally :)
To taste this epic ale is to know what ambrosia of the gods surely is... sweet and very complex malty goodness prevails... and a perfect mouth feel about it! LOVE this beer over all. could only be better if aromas were less subdued, but then no beer is perfect..... is it?

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Photo of Feral_Fantom
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Dark brown liquid; deep purple when held to the light.

Small white head; minimal lacing.

Smoke, cloves and banana in the malt-forward nose. Almost like a rauchbier!

Mouthfeel has heft but isn't overly viscous.

Smoke in front on the first sip; molasses and pickle juice follow. The pickle juice isn't overpowering, but slightly off-putting. Slight metallic after-taste. After a promising nose, this is just an OK beer.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

**
03/23/15
Aroma is Rusty metal. Alkali. Salt water. Appearance: black, but not deep. Some lacing, but no head.Taste: plum, charcoal, leather. Pepper. Very Malty. Almost a hint of a whiskey burn at the end. Warming. This beer is growing on me.Feel: carbonation "looks" medium-low ,but the is some nice sizzle. As Don Ho would say, "tiny bubbles".Nice rally, Great Divide.
**

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Photo of kculrich
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of telescifly
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle with a bottling date of 17 Oct. 2016.
Served in a snifter. Poured very dark brown; clear but near opaque in the glass. Thin, weak head. Minimal lacing.
Aroma: toffee and vanilla.
Flavor: a malt bomb with a trace of booziness.
Feel: smooth, full body; light carbonation

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Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-Deep brown with amber hues

S-Roasty malts, light peat

T-Roasty malts....peat...light caramel...

F-Big body to this. Slightly boozy impression which is fine for the style.

O-Nice quality wee heavy with good flavors and nice warming feel.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: Toasted rye malt, spice, caramel, rich notes, maybe some peat. Smokey malt nose. Mahogany color, semi clear, tan lacy head. Medium body. A solid "Wee Heavy" scotch ale for the Fall.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewmasterapprentice
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark mahogany color with almost no head,has a sweet malty smell that compliments the deep smoky taste which lingers on the back of the palate. 7.7 alc content

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Photo of JustinSparks
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ctb6582
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBass
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KGilmour
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travelguy
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with light brown head. Aroma has mostly dark, toasted malts, some bitter chocolate, brown sugar and a light acidity. Taste is slightly sweet at first, malty, but mostly roasty and bitter on the finish. Body is on the lighter side and has medium carbonation. Overall it's ok but not special in any way.

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Photo of zotzot
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,499 ratings.
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