Brewed by Broughton
Style: English Strong Ale
Biggar, Scotland


on tap


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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2007
Looks great - deep, deep red with thick cream head, Aroma roast malt, dried fruit. Definitely porterish but with a distinctly aged character, smooth and slightly smoky. Like dark toffee with fruit and nuts in it. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle 500ml. Pours a good ruby colour with a medium tan head. Quite a fruity aroma, with hints of coffee coming through. The flavours were interesting; quite a rummy background with dark roast coffee taste coming through. A pleasant hoppy finish to it with a lingering bitterness. Not a session ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
muffel (144) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2010
Bottle 500ml. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head that leaves lacing. Low carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate. Taste is malty, coffee, dark fruits and some hops. A little bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bermod (119) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2008
Dark fruity and bready aroma. Flavor is dark fruits, bread, sugar and some mild hops also. Low bitterness. Quite thin, even watery palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jaid6 (26) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2007
bottle. dark brown pour with tan Mostly diminishing head creamy texture with a long finish

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