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Caledonian Devil’s Advocate

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Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Schwarzbier
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask, Special;
This deep, dark cask lager has a soft, elegant hop aroma, with subtle fruit in the initial flavour, leading to clean, bittersweet notes of dark malt, chocolate, coffee and vanilla, along with a pleasing, dry finish. Hops used: Hallertau Hersbrücker, Tettnang


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Oct, 2012. JDW Winchester. Malty best bitter. Few hops. A bit boring, but drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Penderels Oak, Holborn 1 Nov 12. JDW Festivaløl. Dyp brun. Raskt dalende skum. Svak fruktaroma. Søt, litt tynn fruktsmak. Innslag av mandler. Kjedelig.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3983) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Not completely black in colour, has a small red glow and some head. Light roasted flavour, sweet tasting character.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichardW (1520) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
Lloyds Carlisle. Low aroma, hints of chocolate & vanilla on the tongue. Sharp lager style palate with some sweetness just breaking through. Don’t like the finish, just a bit too harsh and almost chemical. Burnt malt comes through very late on

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8077) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
Half-pint, cask at Penderels Oak, shared with Finn. Fading, beige head. Nice mahogany coloured body. Mid-sweet, slightly roasted malts to the nose. Flavoured with pale malts with a touch of dark chocolate behind and added by a little roastiness. Malt bitter ending. Soft in the mouth. Pleasant (JDWs real ale festival, London 01.11.2012).

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (1846) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
Cask, The Bankers Draft, Sheffield. Deep ruby, zero hard. Minimal aroma, slightly metallic with sweet prune finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7203) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
The Bear and Ragged Staff, Bedworth, 08/11/12. Good souring Flemish nose with blackcurrant and balsamic touches. Vinegared, buttered Hovis taste a little too pronounced with the vinegar; hints of chocolate and oaty Scottish malt and/or oats. More blackcurrant with occasional roast. Beige-capped mahogany. Good beer gone a bit wrong? Jury’s out.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
26th October 2012
Knights Templar Spoons. Clear deep amber beer. Tidy pale tan head. Palate is crisp and light. Smooth malt, tangy and with a whisper of roast. Tangy dried fruits turning sweeter. Semi dry and crisp finish. All right despite a tiny of sulphur.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
[Cask at the Monk’s Retreat (JDW), Reading] Dark brown with a beige head and a light fizz. Rather thin mouthfeel - definitely has a lager feel to it. Some smoke at first, a little chocolate and roasted malt, then a dry, prickly, grassy finish. OK considering it’s a style I’m not a huge fan of.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1418) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
I think I would say this is more like a mild, flavour is of roasted malts, bitter and with some coffee and chocolate flavours, beer is dark in appearance


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