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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours good with a fizzie yet somewhat sticky tan cranium. The body is dark ruby red in color and is cleanly filtered.

The aroma is figgy and perhaps raison as well. The metallic hops give it a copper kind of smell like a roll of pennies.

The taste is rich with caramel, cola, fig, vanilla, and an herbal finish. Oh there is a peaty smokiness to this as well.

Feels very full in body, moderately carbonated, a tad creamy, and barely warm in the end. This is about the best Scotch Ale I've had as of yet.

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A: Pours a dark brown hie with a 2-finger tan head that quickly dissipates leaving a small wispy lace.

S: Roasted malts aroma with a chocolaty background.

T: Similar to the smell this brew has a great roasted malt flavor with hints of chocolate. Very smooth and silky.

M: Heavy body and medium carbonation.

O: Wow! Great wee heavy brew. 1st time with this style and I really enjoyed it. This brewery never dissapoints.

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Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,518 ratings.
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