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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Ratings: 1,514 |  Reviews: 499
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

Photo of dcotom
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ctb6582
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBass
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KGilmour
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travelguy
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with light brown head. Aroma has mostly dark, toasted malts, some bitter chocolate, brown sugar and a light acidity. Taste is slightly sweet at first, malty, but mostly roasty and bitter on the finish. Body is on the lighter side and has medium carbonation. Overall it's ok but not special in any way.

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Photo of zotzot
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tekstr1der
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great color - deep mahogany - but almost no head. Aroma is roast malt and a hint of peat smoke, though not as much as some other of the style. Flavor is straight delicious. Throughout the sip a steady stream of sweet bready malt coats the tongue without being cloying. While not high-abv there is just no awareness of any alcohol. I could drink way too many of these. Finish is balanced and clean. So good.

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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 thedifferencemaker
3.29/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of craigbelly
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am beginning to really be a fan of scotch ales, although this is only my third instance of the style - it is now my favorite.

A unique reddish tint to highlight the almost black, stout-like appearance, the thin head dissolves quickly but leaves enough for some lacing. What mostly impressed me about this brew was its odor - chocolaty, coffee-roasty, a scent reminiscent to what you would find in a stout, and to top it all of the scotch is there but just barely, though just enough. I enjoyed the taste but wished it were just a bit more bolder, biting, and for that I gave it a lower score overall. Nonetheless, I was impressed and will look forward to finding if any other scotch ale can compare.

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