Brewed by Broughton
Style: English Strong Ale
Biggar, Scotland


on tap

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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzuriel (1626) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5153) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2002
Dark reddish tan. Thin head. Smells of bready malt, with some yeastiness. Tastes much the same. This brewery doesn’t seem to like hops much, although neither does the rest of Scotland; perhaps this is a Scottish Nationalist reaction to IPA... Nice interpretation of the style, anyway, quite full-bodied with a long, sweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2691) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2002
Rich smoky aroma. Sweet caramel malt and BBQed meats in the nose as well. Something else is in there too, something sweet, like maybe chocolate-covered cherries. Dark red-brown, large creamy stiff head. Good retention. Rich dark malt flavor, light smokiness, earthy hops under all of it. A little chocolate. Extra smooth. Nice balance. Thick sheets of lace.

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