Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Scotch Ale
Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Believed to have originated from Edinburgh in the 1800s, the brewing of Scotch ales is now more of a focus for the US craft brewers than for those in its homeland. This beer, however, is a distillation of all that is good in Scotland. A liquid fruit cake with a malty foundation and a rich spice finish, this will fill your palate and astound you for minutes as you unlock the multi-layers of flavour.
A blinding pairing with roast lamb and equally good with a dram of Glenmorangie Lasanta.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strap (611) - Seoul, - OCT 20, 2013
Tasty. Sweet caramel flavor, malty and sort of bready. Liked this one a lot. Plus, it's organic so it's good for me and the environment ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SanDiego1 (34) - ITALY - NOV 18, 2015
In bottiglia. Colore rame, abb limpida. schiuma fine e mediamente persistente. Aroma di caramellato, frutta secca, cereale. al palato corpo medio, alcool ben nascosto. sentori di frutta caramellata, caramello, cereali e finale terroso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10914) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2015
from Bier-Bienne - bright and clear dark ruby-brown beer under a creamy beige foam left, long lasting; aroma of toffees and cherries, hints of leather and molasses; creamy and velvety palate, fairly sweet, lively and tasty; long cherryish, toasted, spicy finish with notes of figs, residual sugars and some apparent alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Cask at SRAF 2011. Pours deep brown, nose is malty, dark fruits, caramel, taste is sweet, rich, fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1770) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Appearance: Dark brown, hint of red? Small tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, slight prunes and wood.
Taste: Dark malt, oak, burnt, slight dark fruit. Nice.
Bought: Gift from Julien C - thanks!, 330 ml
Info: 25/9-2015, BB: 3/12-2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (9979) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2015
500ml bottle. Amber pour. Toffee and orange aroma. Low carb, sweet and malty, some odd fermentation notes that dissipate, toffee, spice, herbs, fruit,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2015
500 ml bottle. The spicy and malty aroma suggests a sweet ale, which this is for a moment, but there are enough hops and dark roasted grains to leave a mildly bitter finish and aftertaste. References to fruit cake are not unfounded, but this has plenty of the cake and other things, and limited fruitiness. The lingering aftertaste carries notes of black coffee and baked raisins. Feel: full body with medium+ carbonation and more evidence of alcohol than I;d prefer. O: a rich and relatively complex Scotch Ale with some Robust Porter characteristics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1483) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
330ml bottle, deep ruby red pour with a lasting off white head, aroma is caramel, toffee apple, plum, dried fruit and nut. Medium sweet with oily texture and light body. Carbonation soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1273) - - FEB 8, 2015
Pours a dark a bearish color. Aroma and taste are caramel and some dark fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBlueSky93 (504) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle from a pal. Amber coloured with off white single finger head. Aroma of caramel, spices. Taste much the same with honey and some citrus. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (4686) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Backlog rating. Bottle at the Chriso’s May tasting, London. It pours a clear amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is caramel and with citrus and honey notes. Sweet flavour with caramel, spice and again honey notes. Medium to full bodied, average carbonation, oily texture. Overall, good

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