Brewed by Fyne Ales
Style: Bitter
Cairndow, Argyll, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Regular. Also available filtered in 500ml dark glass bottles.
A robust ale, with reddish mahogany colour and warm roasted malt flavours. Fruity hop aromas generate a distinctive character to this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2012
The head is ok, the colour dark brown. It smells a bit hoppy. The taste is sweet, hoppy, intensive & different-hoppy, nice one! 12/12/11/12/-/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2144) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Cask. Dark amber body, offwhite head. Aroma of nice balanced malts and hoppiness. Bit roasted flavour. All the way this is balanced. Very nice bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nodrog (11) - SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2012
Bottled. Dark brown cola colour, nice head and lacing. Mild aroma. Strong malt, subtle hop flavour, a hint of tobacco and smoke, chocolate. Long bitter but well balanced aftertaste. A superbly balanced Scottish-style ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjs (4794) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
(Cask at Gallows Bird, 20120908) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had caramell, toffee and malts. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, liquorice, tartness and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter. Perhaps this cask had gone bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7409) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Cask at Kuikka, Helsinki, Finland.
Dark clear copper colour with frothy off-white head. Liquorice, malt and mild hops in interesting aroma. Good. Dry bitterness, hops, liquorice big time and malt in flavour. Good. Dry bitter aftertaste. Thinnish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5317) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2012
500 ml bottle, from a potential importer. ABV is 4.2%. Deep copper to chestnut colour (if this beer was a horse, the colour would be called "bay"). Large off-white head. Nice aroma of ripe Nordic fruits and berries, hints of blackcurrant leaves, also notes of toffee, sweet biscuits and caramel malts. The flavour is malty but not too sweet, mild roasty notes, some fruit, also biscuits. Dry and "dusty" English hops in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 5, 2012
Oh yeah .... look at that head. Dark roasty toasty bitter bitter with real depth and malty integrity. Full bodied with long complex finish. I like this bitter alot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MadIndian (2434) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Gift from the Scotsman / bottled. Ehh. I dunno, It was thin, and kind of plain. It had some nice roasted malt elements and a nice caramel aroma , but over all just bland.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1372) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle at Björn, thanks. Long lasting beige head. Red-brown color. Strange aroma that goes towards english breakfast tea. Big bitterness and some caramell maltiness. No residual sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1578) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2012
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Bottle from Morrisons. Clear auburn body with a beige head that slowly fades. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of tea, raisins, grass and copper. The flavour is light and grassy, with a hint of rum on the finish. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation. A subtle, moreish Bitter.

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