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:
1,507
Reviews:
497
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
232
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,507 |  Reviews: 497
Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick and dark brown in color from a twelve ounce bottle. The head is light tan and the aroma is malty. Toasted notes and a bit of vanilla. The taste is sweet, malty, and with faint background hops. Full and thick in body. Nice.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours dark brown with a smallish head. The aroma features chocolate, smoke, peat, brown sugar, and mild coffee. The flavor starts with chocolate and some cream, then a mellow smoke and semi-sweet peat, with touch of sourness at the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full, with lacy carbonation. This beer has a certain richness, but also a certain dourness and moderation. The accent flavors of smoke and sour bread really serve to temper the chocolatey core of the beer.

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Photo of D9sus4
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleSan
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mongrel
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty much the quintessential scotch ale. Bright, but rich with caramel, dark fruit, plum skin, vanilla and a touch of peat smoke. Coats the palate, but never approaches cloying. Relatively clean, dry finish. Killer beer.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of akolb
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Subdued caramel and toffee aroma. Sweet and malty. Pours a deep brown with a minimalist head. Taste has big sweet malty flavors up front. Vanilla, caramel, toast, a little roast. Richness and spice.

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Photo of ordybill
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a clear dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and some caramel. The taste is very close to the nose. An excellent beer.

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Photo of Wingnut93
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Savan
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This ale pour a deep purple hue with smoke on the the water... literally :)
To taste this epic ale is to know what ambrosia of the gods surely is... sweet and very complex malty goodness prevails... and a perfect mouth feel about it! LOVE this beer over all. could only be better if aromas were less subdued, but then no beer is perfect..... is it?

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Photo of Feral_Fantom
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | 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 GuyFawkes
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Dark brown liquid; deep purple when held to the light.

Small white head; minimal lacing.

Smoke, cloves and banana in the malt-forward nose. Almost like a rauchbier!

Mouthfeel has heft but isn't overly viscous.

Smoke in front on the first sip; molasses and pickle juice follow. The pickle juice isn't overpowering, but slightly off-putting. Slight metallic after-taste. After a promising nose, this is just an OK beer.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

**
03/23/15
Aroma is Rusty metal. Alkali. Salt water. Appearance: black, but not deep. Some lacing, but no head.Taste: plum, charcoal, leather. Pepper. Very Malty. Almost a hint of a whiskey burn at the end. Warming. This beer is growing on me.Feel: carbonation "looks" medium-low ,but the is some nice sizzle. As Don Ho would say, "tiny bubbles".Nice rally, Great Divide.
**

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Photo of papposilenus
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of telescifly
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle with a bottling date of 17 Oct. 2016.
Served in a snifter. Poured very dark brown; clear but near opaque in the glass. Thin, weak head. Minimal lacing.
Aroma: toffee and vanilla.
Flavor: a malt bomb with a trace of booziness.
Feel: smooth, full body; light carbonation

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Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-Deep brown with amber hues

S-Roasty malts, light peat

T-Roasty malts....peat...light caramel...

F-Big body to this. Slightly boozy impression which is fine for the style.

O-Nice quality wee heavy with good flavors and nice warming feel.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: Toasted rye malt, spice, caramel, rich notes, maybe some peat. Smokey malt nose. Mahogany color, semi clear, tan lacy head. Medium body. A solid "Wee Heavy" scotch ale for the Fall.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 JustinSparks
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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