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Brewed by Broughton
Style: English Strong Ale
Biggar, Scotland

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RATINGS: 328   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5344) - 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 (1282) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPleuss (6) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2002 does not count
This is a great Scottish Ale. Perfect maltiness and balance. Hard to beat

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2002
clear and brassy chestnut, with a reddish sheen like a well muscled thoroughbred race horse. a thin froth of off white head persists. big candy nose--cinnamon bun? butter, alcohol... sweet and cola winey, some bitterness with a brisk palate; complex and interesting enough to swirl and fuss over a bit; full bodied, a 90 schilling alcohol punch. hard not to wish it was more hoppy (and less sweet), but it’s true to the style.


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