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Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: Bitter
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles, nitro-cans (as Draught), and in kegs; usually nitro-kegs.
Also known as Export.
The cask version is known as 80/-.
Note: It appears there are two versions of this beer - 5.2% primarily for the US market and 3.9% mainly for Europe.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Very smooth brew dark in color,malty in aroma and sweet malt flavor nice finish with a malty after taste that youíd kill to have another one of these.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12924) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Clear copper with white head that leavews nice lacing. Aroma is very sweet, and very malty, with definite scotch element. Taste is sweet malty, some woodsiness and minimal bitterness. True to style.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Archimedes99 (27) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Delightfully creamy and sweet taste. Quite the smooth ride to the finish, too. O flower of Scotland, when will we see your like again.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2003 RERATE: Have had this from draught can, bottled, and on tap now. The draught can is outstanding, on tap it is heavenly, but the bottles do this brew a disservice. Pure pleasure. Creamy white head, clings to glass all the way down and does not dissipate. Nice brownish red color. Looks very nice in a glass, and even has a slight bit of opaqueness to it. Drinks EXTREMELY smooth! Carbonation is just right. Nice bitter aftertaste does not malinger too long or overwhelm. A nice beer I will totally purchase again.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2003 Boddington's plus toffee. Not bad but there are many better draught cans out there. Re-Rate: Really smokey this time.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2002
Sweet and creamy. A great deep amber color. Very smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
khayman70 (153) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Very creamy. The dark color and flavors blend nicely. Didnít really pick up the smokey flavor, but enjoyed the body. Very pleasent to drink.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Iíve had this a few times and I tried to like it. But I donít. It looks greaat with a transparent brown color and a thin sheeting head. Aroma is nausiating with tobacco and sweet malt. Flavor seems fake, as though someone were trying to impart a flavor into it without brewing it into it. Skull Splitter is a much better Scottish Ale IMO.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2500) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2002
Wonderful thick, creamy head (which is what is supposed to happen in the draught can). Settling was excellent and the head reamained through to the finish. Looks great in the glass. Excellent color (dark iced tea) and clarity. Slight smokey overtones with a slightly bitter finish of hops. Very smooth and easy to drink. Would definately recommend for someone looking for a light to medium bodied ale.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2002
procured on tap. i love the color of this beer, a deep amber with a nice creamy foam head. lots and lots of flavor, also creamy. a solid drink all night kind of brew, but nothing spectacular.


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