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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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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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%

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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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours clear dark brown but turns to black in the glass. Almost no head to speak of, the head that was there was off tan. Very slight alcohol legs.

S- Some roasted malt. There is a nice dark fruit character. Caramel and rum. A clean smelling and crisp beer.

T- A roasty start to this beer. Almost a slight smokeyness. Comes in strong with a ton of caramel and rum soaked dark fruits. There is a ton of plum and fig in this beer. A slight breaddyness but there is a lot of caramel flavors to this one. Back of the mouth is slightly roasty, there is almost a BBQ quality to it.

M- Drinks fairly easy for a scotch ale. It has a good amount of mouthfeel. A lot of interesting flavors to keep you interested. A good sweet finish.

O- This is a damn good Scotch ale. Its pretty easy drinking for the style and doesn't lose out on feel or taste. I quite enjoyed this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Enjoyed on tap at 2012 Autumn Brew Review, from notes.

Poured dark ruby red with a half inch of tan foam. Caramel and roasted malt dominates the nose. Taste is toasted toffee malt, dark fruits, subtle chocolate, light caramel sweetness. Medium body, mildly carbonated, slightly warming. Overall I found this to be a tasty scotch ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,540 ratings