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 Haywire
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint.

The beer is a dark mahogany, almost black really. A cream colored head comes down to a film with heavy sheets of lacing.

The aroma is boozy up front followed by buttery toffee and malts.

The taste is much like the aroma. A nice buttery biscuit and toffee taste begins. Great malty oak body. Slight alcoholic finish.

Medium, slightly sticky mouthfeel.

Overall a good sipper. Slightly more booziness than I prefer.

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Photo of shep8821
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of mzeld
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of C3likesbeer
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep brown almost black. Very thin light head. color with shades of red and amber. One inch of tan head dissipates rather quickly. Only a few small patches of lacing.

S: Malty and sweet.

T: Sweet and malty with some caramel. Hops really in the background.

M: medium heft with some carbonation and a long finish.

O: Nice Scotch Ale.

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Photo of bkrbdan
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Bierman9
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle review from 14MAY16.... 12oz bottle, ($2.25). Color was a dark, near-opaque chestnut. Head was thin and creamy, beige in color, and left light lacing. Aroma had some lovely malts, with caramel and toffee, plus some brown bread. Body was medium-plus, and it was rather smooth.

Taste had some solid sweetness, with more caramel and brown bread. Also noted was a hint of peat, along with some molasses. Finish had some subtle florality. A solid brew. Prosit!

4.09/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Original on-tap review from 29JAN13. Had a 14oz tulip of this at Diciccos in Brewster recently, for $5.00.

Poured a deep, dark brown. Head was thin and bubbles sparse, though some light lacing was present. Nose was rather mild, with light sweetness and caramel evident. Good body, medium in feel and mostly smooth.

Flavor, too, had light sweetness. Had a solid malt base, caramel leading the way, with some subtle peatyness present. Hopping was floral and restrained. Improved with warming; decent, overall. Prosit!!

3.9/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Deep brown color with shades of red and amber. One inch of tan head dissipates rather quickly. Only a few small patches of lacing.

S: Powdery cocoa, damp earth, bread crust. Smoky. Whiff of spicy alcohol. Slight oily and leafy hop scent.

T: Very sweet with impressions of caramel, cola, and molasses. Fruity tastes of sweet cherries and mixed berries. Bread crust. Kiss of smoke on the mid-palate. Earthy, oily, and spicy hops in the background. Smokiness builds a bit. Alcohol is actually fairly well hidden, and more subtle than the nose suggested. Finish of powdery cocoa and bakers chocolate.

M: Fairly hefty and thick in body. Slightly chewy. Carbonation has a mild bite.

O: A little bit more hoppy than the Scotch ales I've come across to date, but it works. Still well within the style, and a satisfying drink.

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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,507 ratings.
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