Brewed by Broughton
Style: English Strong Ale
Biggar, Scotland


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RATINGS: 334   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (795) - Erskine, - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle from Craig drunk at Naomi’s house. Very cloudy brown colour. Medium head. Fairly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cokemonkey11 (72) - - FEB 23, 2015
Dark Bottle, best before May 2016. Smells slightly of bleach, but mostly sweet. Pours dark caramel, medium brown head, subsiding at an average rate. Taste is yeasty, malty, and delicious. Palette slightly rough, but very inviting. Great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaKeAFC (638) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2015
50 cl bottle. Deep red color, clear, creamy offwhite head. Aroma is caramel malt and cookies, plum, with fruity and woody notes and soft english hops. Licquory as it warms up. Taste is bent on the sweet side. Sticky sweet finish, earthy, quite warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mahkus (51) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle from tesco. Big brown head. Dark red colour. Slightly nutty aroma and taste. Sufficient complexity with a good bitter bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (1719) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2014
Hazy amber color with a light off-white head, keeps a thin lace. Aroma is quite sweet with caramel notes. Flavor is also sweet but with some bitterness at end. Low carbonation and body with a smooth bitterness on the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 4S

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (992) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 0.5l bottle poured in a chalice. A: Beautiful dark amber color. Thin beige head with small retention. S: Delicious perfume. Malt is quite strong. Honey and fruits. Yeasts in the end. Reminds a scotch whiskey in the nose. T: Delicious taste. Bitter-sweet. Toasted malts, citric fruits (mainly grapes). Earthy yeasts and, if I’m not wrong, also some oak can be felt. M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. bitter-sweet taste. Molasses sensation. D: Good. Terrific experience. That’s most probably a type of beer that could not be easily repeated outside of Scotland. I mean, it has a strong Scottish personality... [ BA Review @ 2/21/2010 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (189) - ponferrada, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2014
Es una cerveza de color rojo oscuro. Aroma a frutas oscuras, especias y lúpulos. Sabor a frutas, malta tostada y caramelo. Final dulce y amargo picante y seco. Esta cerveza es una excelente Ale Scotch, fantástico

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3639) - 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 (1617) - 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 (134) - 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 (339) - 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.

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