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Black Isle Organic Export Scotch Ale

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Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Scotch Ale
Munlochy, Rosshire, Scotland
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Dark red brown colour. Aroma of dark malts and dark dried fruits. Flavour is similar. Really full flavoured.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1724) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. Booths, Ilkley. Clear, reddy brown. Thin, tan head. Dark fruit. Nuts. Light toffee. A bit of sticking plaster. Taste is soft sweet, turning light bitter. Nice, smooth, slightly chewy palate. Finishes soft sweet, and gentle bitter. Tasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2202) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 19, 2014
33cl bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 13-07-2014.
2013 edition.Stated 7,9%.
In short: correct scotch ale.
Pours dark mahogany with some soapy off white head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Roasty, caramel, liquorice aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is moderate bitter, malty, caramel, roasty, liquorice flavours. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3576) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Whole Foods, Bowery 50cl ($9): Pours dark, woody brown with an off-white head. Aroma is malts, toffee, and some dark fruit. Taste is malty, of course. It is sweet, but not really overly so. This is not overly complex, but it provides good flavor and a nice body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (1005) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Brown hue with tan head. Aroma is leather, raisins, leather, faint smoke. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and smooth carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a soft bitterness in the finish. Overall this was a nice scotch ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2014
500 ml bottle into snifter, best before 1/2016. Bottle says 7.9% ABV. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of raisin, prune, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, dark bread, light chocolate, nuttiness, light peat smoke, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready/smoked malt and fruity/earthy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, prune, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, dark bread, light chocolate, nuttiness, herbal, light peat smoke, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/spicy hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, dark bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, light peat smoke, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of dark/bready/smoked malt and moderate fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly creamy/bready, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent scotch ale. All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready/smoked malt and moderate fruit/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1741) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 500ml bottle. Label states 7.9% ABV. Dark brown pour. Sweet caramel with notes of dark fruits. A bit on the sweet side for me but a pretty decent scotch ale overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (235) - HONG KONG - JUL 13, 2014
Coffee brown with thin watery head. Sweet malt, light raisin, some leather/smoke, quite bitter in the taste. Body is fizzy and oily. Not too heavily flavoured or overly raisiny which I like in a scotch ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
Sampled at Festival der Bierkulturen, Koln. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, raisin and dark fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuartyboy (730) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H alight brown beer with brown sugar and candied sweets flavour is basic and subdued and not up to black isle standards nothing special


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