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Brewed by Broughton
Style: English Strong Ale
Biggar, Scotland

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RATINGS: 325   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AndreGrausam (2) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2007 does not count
Brougthon brought me home. Drack denna fantastiska öl på Bishops i Umeå, det var i särklass den bästa ölen jag har smakat. Stilren flaska och en fyllig och välsmakande öl, fantastisk smak.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2002
This is a superb Scotch ale. Not too sweet with a very rich, malty flavor. The hint of licorice is an added bonus. Let it warm and you will love it.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trappist (284) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Poured almost opaque amber hue with reddish tint when held to light. Thick, quickly disapating head. Nice lacing. Aroma of smoky malt. Nice warmth and smoothness on the palate with a lingering mild sweetness. Smooth finish. Great brew. Very impressed.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaziopiwosz (348) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, POLAND - OCT 1, 2012
Sweety, raisins taste and nute of bitterness in palate. Somewhat roasted palate. You can feel the power of this beer whilst drink. White foam, stays for 30 seconds. Brown colour. The best Scotch beer so far.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aurelius (3908) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2001
Deep ruby with an incredible styrofoam head. Aroma and flavor reminded me of cranberries. Malty and toffee-ish. Very sweet, with a bit of a tart/bitter finish. Wish that I had not been sitting in a smokey bar when trying to do the notes.

4.4
   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.

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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (8549) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2003
This beer mega-kung fu rocks the house! Crystal clear, lovely deep amber hue. Small, creamy, khaki head. Slowly, but mostly diminishing with poor lacing. The aroma is vineous and tart. Tawny port and red wine vinegar come to mind. Notes of purple grapes, American White Oak, butter and grapefruit. Caramel notes surface as the ale nears room temperature. The flavor has vineous (tawny port) blasts with lightly sweet bursts of dark fruit and lightly pungent hints of buttermilk up front. Well-balanced with a nice hop addition and tart on the tongue on the backside of the flavor. A whisper of warm alcohol creeps its way down into the abdomen. Medium-bodied with a very creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Long, fizzy, dry finish. This beer is a great example of why Scottish Ales are my favorites.


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