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


on tap

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6658) - 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 (5006) - 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 (2365) - 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 (1278) - 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 (1315) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2799) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2012
500ml bottle at home - pours hazy brown colour with a bubbly cream head, roasted malt and fruity hop aroma, high carbonation, complex flavour, bit of malt, fruits, oily feel, no prolonged aftertaste of any kind

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
bottle. pours a clear brown cola colour with a thin white head. the aroma is caramel dried fruit. flavour is light low carbination caramel dried fruit grass hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (2844) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 18, 2012
Vanilla and chocolate yoghurt on the nose of this brown bitter. Fluffywhite head with flavours of red berries and toffee in the finish but very sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4559) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2012
Cask. Ruby color with your standard bitter head. Light slightly floral nose, some brown sugar. The taste is very much of a classic bitter. Some caramel, nuttiness. A bit rustic, nice dry finish. This pint plays it straight as a bitter, though that’s not a bad thing. It’s flavorable, well put together.

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