Claymore Scotch Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,507
Reviews:
497
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
232
For Trade:
0
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Photo of intensify
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark body with no visibility. Roasted malts, roasted nuts, dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla all on the nose. Taste follows closely behind except the roasted ingredients really stand out. The malts add a nice sweet/bittery balance to even things out. Warm and inviting. Full bodied, oily finish.

A must have. Reminds me of an Russian Imperial Stout. Very well built by a respected company.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 08/30/12 notes. Had this on tap at Blind Tiger in NYC. 2010 vintage, served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color,
with one inch of medium tan head and low to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of caramel malts, roasted malts, dark fruits, toffee, and toasted malts. Nice and malty; pretty much what I was looking for.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, sweey dark fruits, fruity malts, toasted malts, toffee, roasted malts, and some light chocolate. Pretty nice, was kind of surprised by the sweet dark fruits.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is very smooth, and no alcohol is detectable. Very nice mouthfeel.

o - Overall a very nice scotch ale. Nose was what I was expecting while the taste had some nice sweet dark fruit to it. Very easy to drink; not sure how much 2 years did to this but I liked it. Would have it again.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of southeastmat
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark, dark brown. A slight red hue, but real subtle. Barely any head on the pour which disappears quickly. Virtually no lacing.

S: It reminds me a bit of Coca-Cola. Thats not a byad thing. There is a familiar sweetness there that lets nostalgia creep into your head.

T: Tremendously surprised by how well it drinks. I was anticipating a thick heavy beer, but this is medium and one of the more refreshing Scotch Ales I've sampled.

M: Again, I was expecting thickness in the body but it was not there. I enjoy how this beer keeps you on your toes.

O: This had a brewed on label of May 3, 2012. So, it's about three months old. That could have affected carbonation. But, overall I enjoyed it. It's not the first Scotch Ale I'd reach for, but I'd have zero qualms drinking this daily. Would love to try this on tap. I think it would shine.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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