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Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Bitter
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Spring. Originally a special in March 2008.
A bit of a malt teaser for Easter.
An attractive chocolate colour and luscious, silky chocolate flavour, crammed with hints of malt, roast and caramel.
Ingredients: Malt; Challenger, Golding and Willamette hops; Organic chocolate.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10210) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2008
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark brown with slight head. Dark roasted malts, quite mild in character, with a dose of caramel, toffee and really quite sweetish. Smooth with hints of hops. It’s ok but not something I could go back to.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Very dark amber brown with a thin white film. Big chocolate malt with some slight hoppage and tobacco. Chocolate is almost mocha and actually very pleasant. Dry chocolate finish. Not too bad but not something I could drink more than a pint of.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2008
Cask at St. Vincents Edinburgh ... Deep red brown ... light sweet toffee malt , light fruity and hop dominated ... no chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2008
Cask in Counting house. Aroma is chocolate and roasty malts, quite a bit of typically caledonian grassy hop. Taste is similar, nicely malty and a decent effort from caledonian, but perhaps stay off the grassy hop.


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