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Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Scotch Ale
Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland
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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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.


sfhodense's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, - SEP 1, 2012
Thanks to Jens from C4. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, alcohol and dark fruit. Flavour is caramel, toffee and sweet dried fruit.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (8708) - 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 (3032) - 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 (1592) - 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 (11457) - 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 (9285) - 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 (1879) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (10692) - 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,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3796) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1562) - 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.


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