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Broughton Black Douglas (Bottle)

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Brewed by Broughton
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Biggar, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Pasteurised.
NOTE: The Cask version has a separate listing.
Black Douglas was a famous Scottish Knight and trusted friend of Robert the Bruce. The Bruce and Black Douglas first met only a few miles from the site of Broughton Ales in the Scottish Borders.
We like to think that the dark ruby colour and the full bodied malt flavour of this ale reflect the power and strength of this great Knight.
Major ingredients are:-
Optic Pale Ale Malt, Crystal Malt and Black Malt. Hops used are English grown Challenger, and First Gold


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (2551) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2016
Bottle from Asda. Pours clear red amber. Nose is sweet malts, liquorice, caramel, plums. Tastes caramel, dark fruits, sweet malts, dryish bitterish finish. Decent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3775) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Dobre tresciwe i ladnie wygladajace Ale. Piana ladna kremowa ale srednio trwala. Kolor ciemno rubinowy. Zapach orzechow laskowych i wloskich. Smak orzechowo daktylowy. Sporo goryczki i chmielnosci w stylu brytyjskim oczywiscie. To piwo pozostawia po sobie solidna wytrawna i mocna gorycz. Bardzo przyjemne piwo choc za sprawa goryczy nie dla nowicjuszy

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (14125) - DENMARK - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle, 5.2%. Clear dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, nut and a little roasted. Flavour is malt, caramel, light roasted malt, medium sweet, hop, little chocolate, hop and medium bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomekk1978 (1238) - Z±bki, POLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Aromat: niestety głównie estrowy (śliwki, wiśnie, także suszone). Na drugim miejscu chmiel ziołowy, choć niedługo za nim wyraźna karmelowość, tosty, chleb. Ogólnie słodko- kwaskowy.

Wygląd: barwa głęboko miedziana, do czerwonej, klarowna do zgaszonej. Piana w kolorze ecru / jasno beżowym, drobno pęcherzykowa, obfita i trwała. Ładnie oblepia szkło.

Smak: słodkawy, wyraźnie estrowy, nieco alkoholowy, z posmakami słodowymi (karmel, tosty, melano), ze zdecydowaną chmielową kontrą. Goryczka, choć początkowo niezbyt wyrazista okazuje się wyczuwalna, drażniąca i dosyć długa. Średnia pełnia, umiarkowane do niskiego wysycenie i słodowo- goryczkowy finisz. Zdecydowanie spodziewałem się więcej.

1.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
SunR1se (1) - - OCT 15, 2015 does not count
Great smell but awe full aftertaste. Black color and nice. This is not a beer that I can ask you to drink. Sorry mate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sound67 (595) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2015
Maker: Broughton Ales, Biggar, Scotland *** Beer: Broughton Black Douglas (bottled, 500ml) *** Style: Premium Bitter/ESB *** ALC.VOL.: 5.2% *** "Black Douglas was a famous Scottish Knight and trusted friend of Robert the Bruce. The Bruce and Black Douglas first met only a few miles from the site of Broughton Ales in the Scottish Borders. We like to think that the dark ruby colour and the full bodied malt flavour of this ale reflect the power and strength of this great Knight." [brewery notes] *** Colour: Dark mahogany, reddish tint. Medium-sized, fluffy light beige head. Nose: Caramel, mild roasted malts, some flowery hops, dark fruit. Texture: Medium body, hardly watery at all. Medium carbonation. Taste: Surprisingly bitter at the start, with bittering hops balancing the caramel, licorice and roasted malt notes. Hoppier still in the middle, together with chocolate malts. Finish is bitter, hoppy, again set against roasted malts. Dry. Aftertaste of hops, even pine, some coffee. Impressions: More like a Schwarzbier/black lager than a Premium ESB, this surprisingly hoppy dark beer delivers powerful bitter notes, only muted caramel and roasted malts. Highly quaffable, fresh, the third winner in a row from Broughton Ales.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (15767) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
DØE. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 290515

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (10168) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle at KØ15. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, hops, fruit with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (13979) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2015
Klare rötlichbraune Farbe, große leicht beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, rote Früchte, ordentlich gehopft. Geschmack karamellig, sehr hopfig, rote Früchte, Pinien, trocken.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (2956) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
50cl bottle (brown) at Pub Edward. Pours a clear brown with a rapidly disappearing offwhite head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of caramel, light fruits and earthy hops. Taste is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Flavors are of caramel and some red berries. Light husk. Body is light to medium and carbonation medium-high. Overall a fair ESB, not world-class at all.


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