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


on tap

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
petewhitley (323) - - JAN 11, 2014
chocolate, coffee, vanilla, black, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, flat, astringent. Not very appealing to look at, akin to the blackest dirty water youve ever seen. Sweet smelling, like a chocolate coffee concoction you might find at Starbucks. Taste isnt too special, would probably be better with a slightly lower a.b.v.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (164) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4793) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuartyboy (598) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2736) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Edinburgh - clear deep brown, thin beige head, sweet treacle toffee aroma, no lacing, viscous, malty, toffee flavour, easy to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2060) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2014
From the rotund 750 ml. bottle marked BBE09/15-101314. The pour is just about black to with ruby hues when held to the light. Beautiful to look at. Aroma has a definite dark malt, slight smoke, coffee, and yeast character. The body is light to medium. The taste has most of the same elements as the aroma but I also get a feint dark fruit note that is not on the nose. Mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5812) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2014
500 ml bottle from abv. Pours a dark red color with a medium white head. A sweet malty fruity nose. Sweet, toffee, caramel, smoke, yeast, bready, a bit of metal. Very good. Soft and flavorful. Great. 7.9%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (438) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Dark brown to red with a thick tan head. Sweet malty aroma with taste to match. Smooth perhaps a bit woody full bodied ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3762) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Aroma is candy/sugar, citrus/tropical fruit and fruit. The flavor is malts, candy/sugar, fruit and a long and tart/sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1085) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Nice, but different from what Im used to in this style. More heavy malted than expected, and yet more bitter than expected as well. Nevertheless, good.

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