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Great Divide "Claymore Scotch Ale"
Great Divide Brewing Company - Denver, Colorado USA
Scotch Ale (ABV 7.7%)

[Suggested Glassware: Thistle Glass]

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 13/20

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...

Sampled: 9/17/2012
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