Claymore Scotch Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Claymore Scotch AleClaymore Scotch Ale
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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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Ratings: 1,550 |  Reviews: 507
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of dogma46an2
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- was true to style nice copper hues malty rust in color .

S- Aroma was Beautiful nutty malty slight roast notes as well as smokey.

T- Nice Mlat notes petesmoke from the yeast didnt seem like they used presmoked malts. gentle Melanoidins.

M- This was spot on . subtile creamy mouth feel .with a clean finish .

O-This was a great true to style wee heavy.

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Photo of IsaacmanTX
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to admit, even though this was quite to style, I was hoping for a bit sweeter scotch ale. The color is EXACTLY what I am looking for in a scotch, and the smell is spectacular. I am slightly let down with the taste. For the background of smoked plums and raisins, it begs to be a little sweeter.

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Photo of BhamBeerLover
4.92/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great smoked character in smell and taste which might not be expected in a wee heavy but was certainly appreciated. The carbonation might have been just a little high for my taste which is the only reason this beer did not receive a 5 for all categories. Will definitely be having this beer again in the future. Thanks again to the guys at Great Divide!

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of ptbeer25
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass. About 1" head after hard pour. Dissipated rather soon. Dark body, almost black, sunlight gets through, but after hours there would be zero transparency.

S: Raisiny, burnt wood type smell.

T: Dark fruity, raisin, plum taste mixed with a burnt wood, maltiness.

M: Light creamy feel. Thicker than a normal ale, but thinner than your good scotch ale.

O: Very good beer! Not my favourite scotch ale, but then again I live in Colorado and this has to compete with the likes of Oskar Blues' Old Chub and Grand Lake Brewery's Plaid Bastard. Does not disappoint given the high standards placed upon it. And the buzz is very soothing.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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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%

Photo of KajII
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Thistle Glass]

The pour was a very dark brown with a slight ruby hue and an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film with a small collar and fair streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a roasted caramel malt, a very mild resin hop and a sweet leathery yeast with notes of molasses, toffee, chocolate and some dark fruit (prunes and figs).

The taste was malty and sweet with a hint of molasses and mild chocolate presence at first, and then progressed with a little toffee sweetness, a touch of dark fruit and a mild bitter finish. The flavor was short lived and steadily faded at a moderate pace from the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a hair below medium in body and rather creamy in texture with a pretty much flat carbonation.

Overall a nice sweet and robust brew, with a great feel and an awesome drinkability...

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Rasolante1
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured very dark brown. Verging on porter country in color.

S: Super roasty up front. Like smelling a bag of fresh crushed roasted barley. Alcohol, tootsie roll, and sweet malt aromas. Reminds me of fresh stout wort.

T: Chocolate roast upfront in the taste. Very malty and brownieie. Smokey, almost candy like. Very complex. Love this beer!

M: Chewy. Chewy. Chewy. Carbonation level could be a cunt hair lower but quite enjoyable.

O: I am quite impressed with this scotch ale. It is extremely complex without being overly boozie.

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Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,550 ratings