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


on tap

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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1911) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottled, 0.50l. Clear dark ruby color with mid-sized thick tan-like head. Aroma of caramel malt, mild coffee and chocolate, floral hops and plums. Taste starts with sweet caramel, then followed by light roastiness with some chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is syrupy, while aftertaste resembles dark chocolate bitterness. Full body, sticky texture and soft carbonation in palate. That’s the reason for liking knights...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2013
Quite a pale brown body with a thick white-ish head. Quite a light yet slick mouthfeel, aroma is liquorish, tastes very sweet throughout with the liquorish highlights leading on to a lighter sweety finish. Quite an enjoyable beer with a sweet palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - DEC 26, 2012
A dark ruby ale rather than any thing else. It has a good head and a medium bodied flavour. Quite toasted, a little bit of smokiness. Medium soft carbonation. Malt and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5731) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
500ml bottle pours dark brown in color with a finger of light beige head that settles quickly leaving little head on the glass. Aroma is slightly smoky with some roasted grains and chocolate. Taste is a roasted grainy bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness with some smoke. Medium body with light carbonation. A nicely done brew for the style and highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle, pours a light black, aroma is earthy with a bit of a kind of cherry smell, the cherry is in the flavour as well, there is also some roast in there and it is quite nice, this one was fairly enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle. This is quite the malt bomb. Toffee, fudge maltiness dominates a light background hop bitterness. A nice winter beer but is a bit messy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanCrusher (935) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber red color with light brown, long lasting head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and dark chocolate. Taste is sweety/bitter combination. Sweet in start (but not too sweet) and moderate bitter in finish. Light to medium body with texture somwhere between watery and oily. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5364) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2012
50cl bottle from Gordon and MacPhail. Pours a chestnut colour with a good head. The nose has toffee with some ginger biscuits on the finish. The taste has ginger, liquorice and strong malt profile. In fact, there is a lot that reminds me of treacle bread. The palate is medium to full bodied with a tangy texture and a long but slightly cloying finish. Overall, this gets better the more I drink it. It’s slightly unbalanced, but it is complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OllieBBommel (1464) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle@home (0,5l) Head cream colored, shrinking but stays. Color coca cola. Aroma sweet, malt. Taste malt, a little watery. Palate dry finish, soft. Overall good beer, by drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Brown with a ruby tint. Nice nose with roasted malts showing as caramel and hazelnut. Full bodied with caramel and chocolate on entry, leading to some apples and pears on the finish. Low carbonation and a soft mouthfeel.

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