Claymore Scotch Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

Claymore Scotch AleClaymore Scotch Ale
1,522 Ratings
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +3.9%

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3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

deep molasses brown, light shows it's clear
moderate head, dies to bit around rim
light sporadic lacing, i'd like a bit more here
smell faint sweet molasses, leather
faint fig/molasses, tobacco, leather, hint of mild smoke, finishes a bit dry, bit of anise?
just the right thickness for me
one i'd purchase again, would make for pleasant late night sipping near a cozy fireplace

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Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,522 ratings
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