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Brewed by Broughton
Style: English Strong Ale
Biggar, Scotland

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20322) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8070) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2007
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are malty with molasses and chocolate. Roast coffee notes with some nuttiness. Fairly sweet. Flavours are sweet chocolate malts with caramel. Quite smooth with some fruitiness. Lightly spicy on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle. A dark red brown beer with a medium beige head. The aroma is of chocolate and carame. The taste is sweet light roasted, chocolate, caramel and raisins, light hoped. Medium body with a light sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6290) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swooper (1248) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2011
bottle, chocolate, bread, coffee, very strong nice aroma, red to dark colour, clear, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, awesome beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2011
A rating from an old notebook. Bottle. Dark brown with a thin off-white head. A sweet and malty old ale with plenty of dark fruits and chocolate. Not as richly flavoured as some other similar beers but still a very tasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 500ml bottle (Poirotti, Helsinki, Skotoberfest 2007)
Very dark red, almost black. Lively head, but it fades quickly. Sweet chocolately malt aroma, slightly smoky too. Very carbonated, perhaps too much so. Slightly sour malty taste, pleasantly hopped, not excessively so. Quite full-bodied and well-rounded.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10226) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkopen (833) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2008
500 ml bottle. Dark reddish brown colour, medium-sized light brown head. Aroma is rather sweet, with roasted malts and dark fruits. Sweet roasted malts and some fruitiness in the flavour. OK, but there’s room for improvement.


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