Claymore Scotch Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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very good
1,511 Ratings
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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:
1,511
Reviews:
499
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
234
For Trade:
0
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Photo of marley2112
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Pours just like a bourbon and cola with a one finger head that quickly dissapates to a wispy swirl and a rim of lacing,the smell is ripe dark plums,sweet caramel,candied figs and sweet malts,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation which suits and has tastes of ripe dark fruits,a touch of smokey peat,a hit of boozy heat,a nice reserved touch of hops and finished with a bittersweet malty finish and overall yeah it's nice and warming for a cold night like tonight but I def prefer Old Chub cheers.

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Photo of moodyxc9
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Kirk
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of JohnyFriday
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Erice78
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of CHickman
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark brown (opaque basically) color with 2 finger creamy off tan head that had a ton of bubbles in it, and faded slowly leaving good foamy lacing and a layer on top.

Smells of sweet malt, caramel, lightly roasted grains, biscuit, brown sugar, and earthy and musky notes like yeast or an old basement; no trace of hops and basically a malty, caramel sweetness in the nose.

Tastes of caramel, sweet malt, butterscotch, biscuit, cocoa powder, roasted nuts, wheat bread, mild piney hops, toasted grains, brown sugar, peat moss, herbs, and light spices and a little yeast; a definite sweetness that is malty but somehow seems to hide the ABV.

Mouthfeel is smooth but yet smoky, with low carbonation, a medium chewy body and a sweet bitter aftertaste that trails off like a cross between rum and a very bready thick beer.

Overall this was typical of a Wee Heavy, with a lot of malt, caramel and roasted notes. This was earthy, sweet and full of malty caramel flavors – not something I’d go for if I wanted to relax or session, but it’s still a pretty good beer and accomplishment for this style of beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,511 ratings.
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