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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle 50cl.
Clear dark amber brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dark berry. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (180508)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40453) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34357) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2007
Bottled. A deep red beer with a small tan head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet mlaty with notes of spices, caramel, and over ripe fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with an off white head. Fruity aroma of malts and caramel. Light roasted flavour of fruits, caramel and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2007
Bottled@Poirotti’s Skotoberfest 2007. Dark ruby red colour with a bubbly head, that vanishes quickly. Aroma is caramel malts, flowery hops, with some oaky hints as well as slight smoke and dark chocolate. Flavour is quite much the same along with some slight milder spices in it. Refreshing and quite nice.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a fruit malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
3rd January 2009. Very dark brown clear ale. Not much of a head, low carbonation. Rich toffee malt with a hint of chocolate and a sublte hine of smoke. Smooth palate. Not bitter or dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
A dark brown ale, that was a bit fizzy. Rich deep coffee tones and dark rich chocloate roast

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2006
500ml bottle from Tesco. Very deep ruby with lasting tan head. A very lovely intense vinous fruit and chocolate aroma. Bit of cream too. Starts very carbonated, but then calms down into a smooth fruity choccy porter. Fruits are blackberry based and then this tremendous hit of chocolate. Choc lasts into the finish with a bit of tingly hop on the tongue. Impressive and very tasty with well defined and intense flavours. A beer for a winter night.

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