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Elixir Benedictine Groove

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Style: Scotch Ale
Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Benedictine Groove is our first Elixir, a unique take on a Scotch Ale. Brewed with the finest Scottish malt & tablet, British hops and tonic wine.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1357) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours dark brown with beige head. Nose is very sweet, brown sugar, toffee, nuts. Taste is dark malts, wood, brown sugar, toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (338) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle received as an extra from BenH - merci beaucoup! Pours like cola, a reddish tint of black with a large light brown eggshell head which recedes quickly into a foamy layer. Aroma is rye bread, roasted nuts with a hint of tablet. Taste is slightly roasty with molasses sweetness and a tinge of cold smokines akin to that of a cold smoked fish. Creamy and rich mouthfeel though the body is a little thin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1849) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle from Cornelius. Deep ruby body with a medium beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma of toffee, tablet, treacle and coconut. Flavour of brown sugar, smoked malt, toffee and flat Vimto. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A sweet complex beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5167) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2015
Sehr speziell ist es eigentlich nicht. Recht dückflüssig mit einer netten Textur, dazu angenehme Aromen, die an Beeren, Rosinen und generell reife Früchte erinnern. Dazu etwas Getreide, einige Röstaromen, aber eine ordentliche Süffigkeit ist mit im Spiel. Es geht irgendwie so "einfach runter", dass es Lust auf ein Folgebier macht. Erstaunlich.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5170) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle from BenH - thank you! The ale has got a deep dark brown / blackish colour with an steady head and smooth body. Aroma of chocolate, malt and roast. Taste of mild roasted malt, very few smokey hints (thanks!), barley, wine, sherry, plums, chocolate and torf. Smooth to drink, very quaffable. Enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4556) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
500ml bottle, 5.3% ABV: BBD Jan 15. Poured into a thistle shaped glass (Gordon Finest Gold) at home on 19 Dec 14. Dark ruby hue to the brown/chestnut body, the beige head soon fell away to a thin wisp and collar. Sweet, yet slightly smoky malts in the nose, mild chocolate notes within the aroma too. The taste is also smoky chocolate maltiness, add an alcoholic twist, a malt loaf doughy feel, dark, wine soaked raisins, dates and saltiness: tastes OK. Smooth, almost rich and creamy palate to the brew. A pleasant surprise and my treat after Grimsby Town won their football match this evening.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5611) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s, first batch. Pours dark brown, fruity nose, roasty, taste is sweet, dry roast, winey, sugary.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5768) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2014
500ml Bottle - Dark brown with red tinges. Fruity, roasted and smoky aroma with notes of caramel, oak and blackcurrant. Smoky, roasted and slightly sweet taste with notes of toffee, blackcurrant, raisins and ash.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftRebellion (9) - London, - MAY 19, 2014 does not count
This has a great mouth feel reminiscent of a thick imperial stout. There is a deceptively long finish where the dark sugar/burnt sugar flavour comes through. There is a richness to this that starts with aroma’s of fruit and comes through as a light port as you drink. This is a delicious and light(ABV) alternative to my favourite 10%+ ISs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MalcolmTucker (792) - SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate and burnt sugar aroma. Rich complex flavour - caramel, port with a subtle smoke . Very nice.


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