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Brewed by Broughton
Style: English Strong Ale
Biggar, Scotland

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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Pasteurised.
The soldiers of the Highland and Lowland regiments of Scotland are known as "The Jocks". This classic Scottish Strong Ale with its strong warming flavours of malt and hops, is a fitting tribute to these powerful fighting men. A drink to be savoured at room temperature.
Major ingredients are:-
Optic Pale Ale Malt, Roast Barley. Hops used are English grown Challenger, Fuggles and First Gold.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5250) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 Started in 1979 by David Younger of McEwan and Younger, Broughton changed hands in 1995 and has managed (somehow) to gain a reputation for decent beers. This Scottish Ale has more in common with an English Old Ale: a good strength used to add depth, and lots of complex chopped fruit embedded in a malt jelly base. Initially pleasing it soon becomes apparant that this is a beer flexing its over-inflated muscles into a parody of a sugar coated muscle builder. The result is an Arnold Schwarzenegger fruit cake dipped in rum and Fairy Liquid. Unbalanced and crude - there are better Old Ales (or English Strong Ales) around. Try Theakston Old Peculier for example, or - if you can find it - Stonehenge's Old Smokey. [2.8]
And again... White Cliffs Winter Ales Fest. Gravity. Sweet. Acidic. Not brilliant. [2.8]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Ahhh, a terrific ale, though it doesn’t taste all that Scottish. It’s right up there with Faygate Dragon on my list of enjoyable ales. Note to drinkers: this one’s kind of sweet and is fairly malty. You may note a small bite of alcohol if you search for it. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5653) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Rerate Aroma not as prominent, flavor not quie as sweet and chewy - still decent though. Original 4 Like a fruit salad in a glass. Wished I would have had some meat and cheese like the bottle recommends. Heavy molasses aroma - thick pour with particles lasting throughout. Weak head. Full - bodied fruity malty flavor. Strong finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Serious Scotchness here. Very smooth and silky, very malty, alcohol is excellently hidden, but it was just too sweet for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2002
roasted malty aroma deep red color, sweet and sticky flavor, this may be one of my favorite scottish ales

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzuriel (1340) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2002
Good heavy ale with plenty of alcohol kick. Good sweet flavor balanced out by good hop presence. Very very nice. Good beer for lots of occasions.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2002
A dark reddish brown, with a light tan head. This had a sweet slightly fruity flavor, and a malty, chocolatey profile. Nice finish, slightly sweet, with a pinch of spicyness.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Nice clear dark amber orange color. A tight bubbled tan head which covers the glass as you imbibe. Rich caramel aroma with a hint of alcohol (aroma of many barley wines). Slight paper flavors (Dated sample - best by October 2001, what should I expect for $0.75US). Flavors of light milk chocolate cover dates. Quite sweet but the sweetness does not completely take over and finishes rather light. Finish has some hints of vanilla. I believe a fresh sample would be spot on.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2002
Strong in flavor, rich in malt, some fruitiness. Nose is deceptively quiet. Good hop bitterness and spice in finish without dominating.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
Good Flavor. the alcohol is noticable but not to the point of being bad. It actually intensifies the flavor. a great scottish ale.


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