Brewed by Broughton
Style: English Strong Ale
Biggar, Scotland


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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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 17/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2002
Nice deep red color, but a wierd malty/sweet aroma that I couldnít quite place. Nice fruity tones with a pleasant caramel touch. Well worth trying, but very expensive, at least in the US.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2002
Caramel aroma, ruby colour, fluffy toffee head. Caramel sweetnass, slight bitterness. Rich texture, buttery. A fine Scottish Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2002
I have to admit, when I first inhaled it aroma, I was a little sketchy of this beer. However, after the first few sips I decided I really like it. Not something that Iíd buy real often, but its fruity, sweet malts really play well on the palate and help make an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2002
One of the best scottish ales Iíve tried, though Iím not really into the style. Pours a big creamy head with lots of lace. Sweet malt flavor with a touch of fruitiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8714) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2002
A wine-like beer with a sultana profile. Almost a Xmas pud. One to savour, especially at 6.7%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2002
Dark auburn color, frothy white head. Nice aroma; faint chocolate malty notes, tinny. Slightly tinny tastes, sweet malty body and a slightly tart palate. Tastes kind of old, but hasnít reached the best before yet. hmmm. Think this one might be overrated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 Dark redbrown with thin white head. Fruity aroma with notes of sweet apples, spices, caramel and butter. Smooth with burnt notes. Spicy flavor with notes of syrup, bitter apples and cheese. Some acidity and low bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2002
Malty, peaty, one of the best Sctoch ales going. Worth every penny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2002
This was a very mellow flavored ale. However It had a slight bitterness to it at first, but I really enjoyed the flavor and overall characteristics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2002
Clear copper with an initially fat rocky tiny bubbled head, leaves an intricate pattern of lace. Medium heavy carbonation for a Scottish ale. Slows but remains steady. Earthy aroma, peat and toffee and light dishwashing liquid. Medium bodied (body in a Broughton brew?) with a sultry malt backbone. Toffee, port and a crisp sweetness. Finally! A sip and savor, and fully enjoy, brew from these guys. Thick caramel maltiness and dried fruit slickness remain with each sip, as does a tangy smokiness (light but evident). Body has depth and actually fills your mouth. A nice brew that I will revisit often.

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