Yes, we’ve turned away from New York beers and on to Michigan beers. Today’s selection is from the Dark Horse Brewery in Marshall, MI: Scotty Karate, an excellent Scotch ale.

This beer was so good I almost forgot to take a picture until it was nearly gone. My friend Paul claimed this to be the second-best Scotch ale he’s ever had. I don’t remember what he said was the first. But anyway…Scotty Karate is a traditional Scottish ale. It’s got a caramel aroma and a caramel/smoky/malty taste. It has a mildly rich mouthfeel. The taste will linger on your tongue. Scotty Karate was also mildly effervescent–a nice counter to the richness of the beer.

Try this if you like: Bell’s Christmas Ale, Duke of Winship, Twisted Kilt Scottish ale

5 Stars