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

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


petewhitley's rating

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
petewhitley (509) - Nagoya, - 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 you’ve ever seen. Sweet smelling, like a chocolate coffee concoction you might find at Starbucks. Taste isn’t too special, would probably be better with a slightly lower a.b.v.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YantarCoast (913) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 15, 2016
330ml bottle from Bochka in Moscow. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is treacle, roastiness, dark fruits. Taste is caramel, dark fruit, oak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6641) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color - almost black - with a large creamy tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was malty, toasty and woody with some dark fruit. The flavor was toasty and woody with caramel, honey, molasses and a bit of dark fruit. Long finish. Medium bodied and smooth. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
L_Lovecraft (211) - - JUN 16, 2016
Caramel, bit roasted, red fruits, deep brown with reddish reflections with a huge and quite persistant tan head, medium body, medium carbonation, a bit watery, roasted and red fruits...not an extraordinary scotch ale but see his scottish power in a thistle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9358) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Cask at cloisters. Pours clear ruby with a thin, creamy head. Aromas of toffee and faint herbs. Taste is sweet, toffee. Herbal finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3375) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Clear amber/brown body with a medium beige head. Steady carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of Frazzles, nuts and earth. Flavour of caramel, roasted malt, plum and butterscotch. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Really well balanced. A luxurious treat.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alex_leit (2118) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. Red-brown color with light beige foam. Aroma: malty, honey, caramel and dark malt, a little wine. Taste: good maltiness, wine and sweet caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SanDiego1 (42) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11866) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10293) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Cask at SRAF 2011. Pours deep brown, nose is malty, dark fruits, caramel, taste is sweet, rich, fruity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1936) - 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


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