Brewed by Birra del Borgo
Style: Scotch Ale
Borgorose (RI), Italy
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (13038) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle at the Chriso Snow Tasting, London - many thanks to Fergus for this beer! Pours cloudy auburn with a light, frothy off-white head. Tangy pale malts in the nose, light smoke. Light to medium sweet flavor with some Band-Aid character, faint caramel, mellow bread. Medium bodied with average to high carbonation. Fairly sweet to finish with dry caramel, restrained smokiness, light tangy berries. OK, but a bit disjointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3372) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. A solid scotch ale without being amazing. The peated notes throughout are quite balanced though which is refreshing. Fairly easy drinking for an 8% brew. Good stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9908) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2013
750ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Odd, messy aroma. Wooly taste - ooh, there’s a surprise! Dry bitter finish. Alcohol reasonably well hidden, but you can tell it’s strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8831) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
330ml bottle, lotto 125/12, shared with Finn on a Friday eve at The BrewDog Bar in Manchester. Firm off-white head reduced to a patchy surface. Dark orange coloured body, muddy. Smell of succulent citrus fruits, earthy malts and candy sweetness. Fruity flavour of oranges mingled with spices and herbs with underlying hints of smoked malt. Smooth bittersweet ending. Soft in the mouth. Refreshing (25.01.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (3940) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog Birmingham; hazy amber pour, white head, sweet malt aroma, caramel taste quite sweet, malt a bit of mandarin, ok not brilliant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8068) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow Tasting, thanks to mR_fr0g. It pours hazy deep amber with a medium off-white head. The nose is orange, mango, tangerine, spice, wood, alcohol, smoke and earth. The taste is caramel, wood, leather, orange, tangerine, mango, apricot, earth and charcoal with a dry, citric finish. Perhaps not the most balanced beer, but it’s interesting and pretty flavoursome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (15949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2013
me bottle at home ... copper ... bubbly off white tasting ... sofe smoke ... lightv soapy nose ... over fizzyv ... soapy linme ... sweet lime ... oddd and not me atv all

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BenH (2819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of tcp and soap. Taste has more tcp and soap, plastic, solvent, some resinous fruitiness, peach and a touch of smoke. A rank mess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (4524) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle at Chrisos tasting 20/01/2013. One of my ones. Clear orange amber, thin white head. Heather, toffee aroma with faint smoke. Flavour oats, toffee with more wood and smoke / charcoal. Bit of citrus finish. Palate is spritzy with a dry finish. A lot going on in this beer. A little muddled, but generally a very interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11136) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting, thanks to Fergus, 20/01/13. Hazed mid amber with a thin off white head that retains well. Nose carries light smoke, sugars, liqourice, wood. Taste follows, much more smoke, charred wood, dark malts, dark fruits. Medium bodied with bite, soft carbonation, smokey bitter finish. Decent.

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