Brewed by Broughton
Style: English Strong Ale
Biggar, Scotland


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottle; Pasteurised.
This exciting beer is a blend of a strong ale and a porter style beer each brewed in their own way, but married together in a conditioning tank to produce an interesting mix of flavour and aroma.
Major ingredients are:-
Optic Pale Ale Malt, Crystal Malt, Black Malt and pinhead oats. Hops used are English grown Challenger, Fuggles and First Gold

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
Dark brown with a red hue and a creamy head. This mix between a Porter and an Old Ale has a sweet aroma with notes of roasted malt, caramel and coffee. The flavour has sweetness, notes of roasted malt, light coffee, caramel, candy sugar and dried fruits. The mix is OK, just not one I would buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12959) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
Dark amber beer with a small off-white head. Weak caramel dominated aroma. Sweet and fruity flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2008
Clear deep amber with medium beige head. Sweet with ripe fruits, hops, caramel and toasted malt. Ends mild bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a reddish glare and clear. Mild berry fruity aroma. Flavour is bitter and fruity. Followed by a dry hops note. Ends with a mix of caramel malt and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
Clear deep reddish colour with a thin beige head. Malty, dark fruit sweet aroma with vinous notes. Malty, light chocolate sweet flavor with notes of dark fruit. Dry and fruity sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle 0,5l bought at Tesco Kensington Feb 08. Dark brown - almost black colored. A large creamy head when poured from a distance. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt & coffee. Well rounded roasted impression. Sweet bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle from Tesco. Dark mahogany colour with a decent tan head. Aroma of plums, roast malt and molasses. Malty fruit flavour with preserved fruit and spice, and a light bitter finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13418) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2008
Bottled, 500ml, pasteurised. Dark brown with only slight head, flat. Sweet but tart old ale, lots of burnt and fruity notes, toffee, plum, apple and chocolate malt with a bready, yeasty background. The alcohol is masked in the sweetness. It’s ok without being memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Great roasted aroma. Bread, burnt caramel. Sweetish flavours, burnt malts. Body could be more substantial for all the flavours. Quite nice if somewhat on the sweet side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of Storm. Clear, warm, orangey brown with a small, rough, off-white head. Sweetish, lightly fruity aroma with a burned note. Medium body with sweetish, burned malt accents and some malt bitterness. 191207

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