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Brewed by Elixir
Style: Scotch Ale
Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


gowdy's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gowdy (727) - Erskine, - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s house. Very dark brown with small off white head. Not much fizz, which is good.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2138) - 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 (5192) - 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 (8) - 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 (733) - SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate and burnt sugar aroma. Rich complex flavour - caramel, port with a subtle smoke . Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle @ Dean to Mouth tasting, courtesy of sic1314. Pours a clear reddish brown beer without any head on top. Aroma of coffee, licorice, malts and sugar. Flavor is moderatly sweet with some herbal touches in it. Nice full bodied and has a slight herbal aftertaste. Decent beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared @ The Hague Tasting. Clear dark mahogany red color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly caramel, slightly bitter. Quite dry. Decent beer though.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
worldbeertaste (1624) - AUSTRIA - FEB 21, 2014
Deep brown amber with a nice orange tint and a frothy lacy white head that lasts. Smells of dark malt, caramel, and sweet caramel. Sweet thin light body with a taste of dark malt, raisins but not much else and a slight bitter roast finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4258) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though it’s only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Poured a clear dar brown with a thin off white head. The aroma is malt hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a smoky malt hop bitter woody palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3789) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is light liquorice, some malt, light roast. Flavour is malty, light roast, medium bitterness. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3219) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Poured medium amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet fudge and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour of dark chocolate, caramel malt.


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