Brewed by Broughton
Style: English Strong Ale
Biggar, Scotland


on tap

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RATINGS: 358   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3786) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle, from Tesco, Kirkwall. Deep ruby brown, thin short lived white head, moderate condition. Gentle vinous fruity notes, some burnt toffee, sticky malt and a little yeastiness in the nose, quite bitter in the mouth with some plummy fruit notes and a little burnt caramel, slightly woody and with a touch of spirits alcohol, finish is figgy and yeast bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3130) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle from Booth’s, Ripon. Pours mahogany with a cream head. Notes of coffee, toffee, raisin and a touch of sherry. Feels boozier than it should for the strength. A little harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenOver (262) - SLOVENIA - APR 28, 2014
The higher ABV procentage gives this beer a sweet aftertaste, with a lot of herbal presence. The beer is not "hard to swollow" and is excellent with meat!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pours a deep ruby red with a thin off white head. Aroma is all alcohol and fruit. Taste is sweet, fruity with very little aftertaste. It’s ok. I was hoping for more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1620) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 1, 2014
Bue en bouteille. Bel équilibre d’arômes entre malts et houblons. On sent également la céréale grillée. Belle longueur en bouche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LED40 (96) - SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2014
500 ml bottle. Initial aroma is of roasted barley and notes of dark fruit possibly prunes or plums. Appearance is dark copper with a thin head - not too much lacing on the glass. The taste is excellent, sweet caramel and again dark fruits with enough of hops in there to balance it out with noticeable bitterness. The palate is quite thick and chewy and there is a hint of the alcohol in the after taste. Carbonation is limited in line with an old style ale. Overall this is a great beer with a lot of distinctive flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2775) - NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2014 Copper/dark amber. Good beige head and lacing. Dark caramel aroma balanced with English hops. Similar taste. Well balanced. Not very carbonated. High drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrJamesMcEwan (201) - SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
"A classic Scottish strong ale, dark and strongly flavoured". Dark ale, chocolate & caramel aroma, rich like a wine but not thick taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9319) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a decent head and lacing. Big malt aromas, touch of alcohol, almonds, apple. Not as sweet on the taste as I thought it might be, good balance of bitterness. Some more toffee and chocolate coming through. Creamy texture, and finishes quite clean and crisp. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
(Bottle). The scent is slightly sour with aromas of caramel malt. The taste is sweet and malty with notes of alcohol.

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