Maker: Dark Horse, Marshall, Michigan
Style: Scotch Ale
Appearance: Dark reddish brown with a moderate
Nose: Sweet and a little tangy, with a hint of City Roast coffee but not quite Full City.
On the palate: Medium bodied, Surprisingly sweet and fruity. This is a more complex beer than Dirty Bastard, but lacks a bit in subtlety. The tang and bitterness both seem to be turned up to 11 instead of harmonizing.
Finish: The bitterness takes the lead in the finish. The sweetness perseveres in the form of a slight stickyness on the lips.
Parting words: Like I mentioned above Scotty Karate lacks in subtlety, but makes up for it in complexity and just overall interest. This is a very well-done beer, works well with or without food and is highly recommended.
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What makes a beer a “scotch ale”? Is it a real distinction or a marketing phrase?