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%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2011
5.5% black with a thin head, fruity roast malt aroma, sweet porter like taste, quite nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3668) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2006
Bottle from Tesco. Deep ruby brown, good lasting pale beige head and gentle condition. Pleasant sweet toffee roasted notes and smokiness in the nose, gentle sweet burnt toffee and low smokiness in the mouth but becoming oversweet and slightly cloying with time, sweet roasted earthiness and faint bitter edge in the finish but ultimately a little over balanced towards sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (17647) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
A dark brown ale, that was a bit fizzy. Rich deep coffee tones and dark rich chocloate roast

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle. [Another great tasting session @ Papsoe] Small creamy beige head that mostly diminished. Mahogany sparkling body. Spare lacework. Light toasted malty aroma, hint of fruit, grain, and caramel. Light hoppy notes as well. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Light sweet and bitter flavor in balance. Light toasted malty and light bitter finish. 6 / 3 / 6 / 3 / 14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30813) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4710) - 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 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10396) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottled) Very dark ruby brown with a medium, firm and tanned, mostly fading head. Toffee-caramely aroma with some strawberries and dark fruit. Flavor of caramely, lightly roasted maltiness, dark fruit, low bitterness, hints of blackberry, slightly metallic finish. Medium-bodied, slicky palate, medium carbonation. Clearly some effort has been put into this, but the result is still quite dull and boring. I wonder why there are pictures of hops in the label, as I couldn’t find any inside...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1726) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2008
Deep amber and clear, light brown head.Very tasty. sweet and medium/full bodied. easy.

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