Claymore Scotch Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Claymore Scotch AleClaymore Scotch Ale
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,514
Reviews:
499
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
234
For Trade:
0
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Photo of rypkr
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of jewellrunner
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of Greeneagle
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of TastingRoomCharNtony
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of Yanka
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of nickaa45
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of blackjack000
4.7/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into goblet.

Appearance: A pretty, dark brown. It has a silky look as it pours. A modest amount of lacy head sits on top. In the glass, the beer is an impenetrable black with hints of its brown at the edges.

Smell: Thick caramel immediately comes off. A woodsy smoked scent follows. A light scent of alcohol comes afterwards, adding spiciness. A touch of clove sits in the back. The smells come together in a really full and bodied way. The heft of the smell makes me expect a meal rather than something that can be contained in a glass.

Taste/Mouthfeel: A sweet caramel that comes across without being overly sweet. The taste is spiced up with the alcohol content. There is a muted sour aftertaste. I'm usually impartial to that flavor, but it melds very well with the caramel. It has a very well rounded taste overall. No taste crowds out another--it is all complementary.

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Photo of ta_hagen
4.69/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matthowland
4.67/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.66/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. Body is a very dark brown with a hint of red. Finger width head quickly receded.

S: Smells like a mix of a scotch ale and a porter. See the taste.

T : Roasted caramelized malts, smoked peat, dark fruits, and molasses. The roasted quality is less apparent than the nose.

F : Medium bodied with medium carbonation. There is an alcoholic warmth.

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Photo of Spacedog666
4.64/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yemenmocha
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours near black, or at least extremely dark ruby. Contrasting off white head is classy.

Nose is delightful with peatsmoke, a suggestion of bacon, and smoked malts.

Palate offers a masculine roasty malt flavor with some of the peat from the nose mixing in, and a robust toffee/caramel middle that leads to a toffee-like finish.

Medium bodied and dangerously drinkable for the alcohol. Exceptional beer.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, dark, almost opaque mahogany color with an eighth of a finger of white head that almost immediately dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Very malty and roasty, with some notes of smoke, freshly baked dark bread, and brown sugar.

Taste: Very nice! Tons of toasted and roasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked bread, flowed by some nice brown sugar-like sweetness, a hit of dried stone fruit and a hint of hop at the finish. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth, as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 7.7% there is just a touch of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Wow, this is a great scotch ale! Nice and malty and slightly sweet. Delicious! I’m definitely getting this again!

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Photo of kenn
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured from bottle to stout glass. deep dark brown in color. very light tan head about one finger which didnt last very long. very little lacing. sweet roasted malty scent & little hop character. mouth feel was pleasant & a little sweet with some bitterness in the end. I enjoyed this beer & could drink a few more.

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Photo of brewmasterapprentice
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark mahogany color with almost no head,has a sweet malty smell that compliments the deep smoky taste which lingers on the back of the palate. 7.7 alc content

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Photo of Steviej369
4.56/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ClassicBrad
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark black with a tan head that slowly falls to a ring of lacing with an opaque film of head through the center.

Smells like burnt dark chocolate. The malt takes over the nose in this beer, which is very appropriate for the style.

WOW! There is a lot of taste in this beer. It almost tastes like a dark chocolate covered yellow cake donut. Delicious!!

Mouthfeel is there and has ample, soft carbonation.

For 7.7%, this beer is more than drinkable enough.

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Photo of evanackerman
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a deep ruby, almost porter-like in appearance, head was minimal and dissipated quickly, not sure if my glass was the problem, although I keep them very clean.

Aroma is outstanding, best part of this one. deep coffee, chocolate covered fruit. a malt masterpiece.

Taste, rich but dry malt flavors with a touch of smoke, absolutely delicious.

medium viscosity with minimal carbonation

Overall, a case study in the virtues of malt, in a world ly dominated by hop monsters this beer reminds us of the importance of the subtleties of malted grain. Delicious, buy it!

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Photo of WillisTalkinBout
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dewback4
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Jasel
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great beer.

Appearance - Dark amber with a short lasting 2 finger head. Tracings line the glass as the beer is consumed.

Smell - Weak coffee.

Taste - Very smooth malty, caramel, and coffee.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth again, none to very little fizz.

Drinkability - Keep these coming please.

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Photo of SanRaphael
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pengs68
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,514 ratings.
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