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Black Isle Organic Scotch Ale

Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Bitter
Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
No commercial description

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1228) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle at Erzbierschof Monday Club. Surprisingly roasted. Light coffee, a bit of chocolate, some liquorice on the palate. Should be a Scotch Ale here on RB, really not a bitter. Juicy, heavy and nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hartoloni (211) - - JUL 9, 2016
Pours dark amber with very thin tan head. Aroma is cloves and a bit of antiseptic. Taste sickly sweet tastes like cough mixture. Not pleasant!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8766) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Dark amber-red with a thin head. Sweetened ale in both aroma and taste with some dark berry fruitiness. Crisp and strong tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (677) - HONG KONG - DEC 9, 2015
Clear dark brown, very minimal head. Aroma is slightly sour and malty. Taste is medium sweet, notes of caramel, coffee, malts but well balanced by the hops. Easy drinking and quite tasty winter beer. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (653) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Bouteille achetée Au Grain d’Orge - De couleur rubis avec une fine mousse beige crémeuse - Au nez des arômes de café, de mélasse, de noisette, de fruits confit, cacao un nez complexe et magnifique comme souvent avec les scotch ale - En bouche on retrouve bien ce qu’on a au nez, des notes de café, de mélasse plus de fruits confits, une bonne présence de houblon terreux et floraux, une pointe de torréfaction - Corp moyen, amertume moyenne, carbonation pétillante, légèrement huileuse, final amère et mélasse - une bière complexe mais facile d’accès, une bonne scotch ale comment souvent avec ce type de bière

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodabod (3) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2015 does not count
330ml bottle. A nice Scotch ale, but there are better examples like Traquair. Aroma has a very slight lemon-like freshness to it which may be from late addition hops. Colour is a reddish chestnut brown. Taste has a reasonable amount of malt for the ABV, but I would prefer it to be more viscous as some are. Sweetness is about right and the hoppiness too. Maybe this bottle could benefit from a little ageing. Overall quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danjo312 (107) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
So gut wie keine Krone, aber schön weiß! Riecht nach Malzbier, schmeckt nach Malzbier, mit extrem viel Weizen. Sehr süß und vollmundig, im Mund ölig und Sirup nicht unähnlich. Extrem gut trinkbar, zwischen 7 und 14 Grad verändert es seinen Geschmack und die Süße. Im Abgang Honig und Karamell, vielleicht ein wenig unraffinierter brauner Zucker. Perfekt als Begleiter zu Rauchwaren oder als Digestif. Tolles Bier! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbli (263) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle 330 ml, pours ruby with beige head and remains quite long. Aroma is very fruity with black fruits, grapes and some vanilla and cocoa. Medium to high sweetness with light bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2015
330 ml bottle from the Pillars of Hercules organic farm store. At the BB date Full smooth body and full flavor with a hint of dark fruit cake Dark roasted grains leave a pleasant aftertaste suggestive of black bread and a hint of coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10856) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours ruby, nose is caramel, smoky, taste is rich, fruity, sweet caramel.

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