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Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Scotch Ale
Munlochy, Rosshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, - MAR 20, 2012
330ml bottle 337 of 1481. Aroma: treacle, black cherries, slight alcohol. Pours dark brown, long soapy off-white head. Taste: Cherry notes, treacle, marmite(!), dark plain chocolate. Palate: Smooth, easy. Soft ’cloudy’ feel, gentle, slightly rubbery - in a nice way. Good smooth finish with a mild bitter burnt wood kick around the back of the tongue. Overall: Easy drinkability when you consider the abv. Easily the best offering from Black Isle.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Dark brown. Aroma is mostly malty - mainly a light caramel. Toffeeish taste, decent malt character, lots of sugars. Not overly complex, but an ok scotch ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (525) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Pours a dark amber brown color with a khaki head. Malt, caramel, peat, cherry and earthy hop aroma. Malt, caramel, toffee, peat, oak, raisin, chocolate, earth, smoke and meat flavors. Medium body and mild carbonation. Some sweetness with a smokey malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matarrayos (2) - SPAIN - FEB 27, 2014 does not count
Botella 217 de 760. Color marrón oscuro casi negro, con reflejos castaños y sin sedimentos, espuma fina de color beige que se pierde a los pocos sorbos, muy poco carbonatada (la botella marca 2013). Aroma a malta y caramelo, no muy intenso. Dulce de entrada y con final amargo persistente como el chocolate negro. Textura oleosa con cuerpo tirando a ligero.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2427) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle no. 449 of 760, courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear dark brown, thin beige head, viscous, sweet, toffee, brown sugar, high carbonation, bitter finish

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (433) - SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H and JohnRMurdoch a very gassy brown beer that resembles a Cola taste is carmel and brown sugar but very bitter on finish

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JohnRMurdoch (2953) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
330ml bottle from Black Isle Brewery. Dark chestnut brown, good head. Sour treacle vegetable aroma. Sweet vanilla malt flavour. Watery with sweet aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (680) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
from bottle NO. 393/1481. pours dark brown with an of white/brownish head. noticeable carbonation. aroma of caramel, sugar, some cherry hints of chocolate, and earth notes. taste is pretty sweet with the caramel, red fruit, the sugar and chocolate on the aftertaste. nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1308) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle 1413 out of 1481. Had at a BOSS tasting. Bought in England. Very roasty and well hopped. Chocolate, burnt toast and caramel. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - FEB 11, 2013
Bruna con shciuma fitta e persistente. Aroma ricco di malto molto complesso con tracce di liquirizia. Al palato attacco dolce soffocato un pò da un amaro lieve di fondo. Verso fine sorsata appare un incatevole sapore aromati e rinfrescante: un connubio tra la menta e la liquirizia. Ottima davvero.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (2983) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
(Bottle) Pours near black with dark brown highlight. Creamy nougat coloured head. The aroma holds dark bread, grain, light flowers, grapefruit, port, dark chocolate, earth, dark fruits, meat, smooth wood, and touch of smoke. The flavour is light (to medium) sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with note of yummy malt, fresh hops and balanced fruity/spicy/mineral-ish undertones. The mouthfeel Is clean (in a good way), soft, round and light acidic with a light to medium carbonation. Roast caramel and friendly hops on the finish. Medium bodied.


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