Claymore Scotch Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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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Photo of Moose90
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled On: JAN 18 2013
Tasted On: MAR 24 2013

A – Pours a deep, dark mahogany color, with a light fluffy tan colored head that recedes. Lacing left behind is patchy, but clingy and nice.

S – Strangely hop forward, but then leads to a nice heavy malt foundation, with chocolates, coffee and some smoke.

T – Caramel sweetness, balanced by a dark roasted bitterness. Dark chocolates, and a nice nuttiness.

M – Filling and satisfying, has a nice lingering aftertaste and the overall balance is nice. Errs on the heavy side of things, but not too much so.

O – Nice for the style, the malt profile is spot on, and not overdone. The added hop character in this particular brew brings about a very nice balance not found in some others.

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Photo of brheuer
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of alex_hart
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

served from a bottle into my stella artois glass.

Looks dark black and brownish at first with no head after an aggressive pour. No lacing watsoever. When held up to the light you can see a faint red and maroon glow shine through, my favorite part of the whole experience thus far.

Smells like burnt coffee grinds, some sweet malt.

Taste is some of the same. Sweet and malty with some dark coffee grinds, slighty bitterness, and a bit of alcohol burn during a deep sip.

Medium to heavy body for the style.

Overall this is pretty good. Definitely not my favorite of this style, which i generally love, but still worth a single bottle purchase for a try.

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Photo of Beergelden
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of aslamm75
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of justinm4bama
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of rheimbro
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of RedbirdRuss
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of tjsmith910
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Stwinchy
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of homebrew311
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at the taproom. Appearance is a mahogany with nice clarity an a rim of white head. Nose is malty with hints of peat smokiness and caramel malts. Taste is very mild, light caramel malt, a slight smokiness. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. A nice clean scotch ale without too much character.

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Photo of MeisterMayhem
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Duvel
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of canawler
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TubbyDullard
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of roostor07
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of 00chris
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Tozac
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of dmcgilvray
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of sixerofelixir
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of atr2605
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-pours a deep red amber, almost a coca cola color with a tan head thats fades a bit quick for my liking
S-sweet malt and roasted peat aroma comes through nicely, slight green earthiness lingering in the background
T-lots of caramel sweetness, and a bit of spiciness from the smoked malt. More sweetness coming through in the finish with a delicate vanilla flavor
M-medium bodied and a bit slick
O-Appearance lacked slightly but still pretty solid beer. Wouldn't mind having it again on occasion

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Photo of sparx1100
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of bribo
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,512 ratings.
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