Brewed by Heineken (France)
Style: Scotch Ale
Rueil-Malmaison, France
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Made with peat-smoked malt.
Formerly 6.6% ABV. Known in Europe as a Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2005
Bottled. Slightly skunky, hoppy, whiskey aroma. Sweetish, whiskeyish taste. Has horrible adjuncty notes and is too sugary. The whiskey gives this more of a booze flavour, and the whole beer comes across as a bad malternative.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Bottle. I cannot possible see how this beer rates so low. Flavor is lightly smoked with some caramel and subtle vanilla. Low carbonation makes this really smooth and really drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Knoxville (14) - Terrassa, SPAIN - NOV 21, 2004
This is an interesting beer. Amber colour, good taste, with a light whiskey aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2004
nutty malt, caromel, smoke and a slight hop aroma. a darkish bronze color. flavors of smoke like bacon or smoked gouda. sweetish like a coke. not much hop bitterness. strange beer. needs more bitterness to be balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2004
Canned. A pleasant smoked aroma. Not as in your face as Bamburg smoked but more subtle and still very appealing. The beer is brown coloured. Taste is a pleasant mix of smokiness and sweetness which no doubt is more accesssible than some smoked beers if a little less grown up, but this is nonetheless a fine beer which seems to be treated unfairly by most here (IMO).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Found in a Can in Paris...Looked Novel to have mixed with whisky malt. Brown Coloring. Aroma is of scotch...actually not a bad beer at all....considering

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7875) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
A beer that teaches the lesson to read the label. Since this beer is made with whisky malt, it is more reminiscent of a scotch and water than a beer. The aroma reminds me of an Islay scotch (peat, salty, iodine). The flavor is smokey and peaty but finishes rather sweet which is a bit disconcerting. Head is full. This reminds me of Laphroig or Bowmore initially but finishes too sweet. If you want a typical beer, skip this one but isnít bad if you like Islay scotches or smokey flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
boto (1882) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2004
50cl can: An amber/brown color with a bit of a head. What is that smell? God, was it fairly sweet. There was a muskiness to it also. Kind of like ripe old socks. I really wasnít sure what the taste is. I donít think they put bad whiskey in there, or did they? I thought that maybe they used a different barley malt that would have made it into scotch, but I canít figure out what they did. Hopefully they wonít do it much longer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
KingsHead (32) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2004
had this at the wrong time of day I think, one of my regulars brought it along to my beer fest for me to sample, can assure yopu that its not a great brew at 12.30am. maybe if it was late in the day I would have appreciated it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29694) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2004
The aroma is of rope, tar, peat, and malt with notes of sweetness. My daughter of seven thinks it smells like me!?! The color is red-orange and it has a fine but collapsing head. The flavor is way too sweet, but with nice notes of malt, peat, rope, and tar. This beer would be great if it wasnít so sweet. It is lovely complex with great accents, but the sweetness from the added candy sugar kills the greatness, but I still think it is an interesting beer to sample.

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