Brewed by John Martin
Style: Scotch Ale
Genval, Belgium
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Gordon Scotch Ale was born in the limpid highlands among isolated lochs and haunting Scottish castles. This brown beer, reminiscent of a dark ruby, is full of contrast - both strong and smooth. Its creamy head is delectation for the palate. This unique nectar can also be discovered under the name of Douglas Scotch Ale. Has been renamed ’Finest Scotch’ in 2006.
Note: ABV at some point from 8.6% to 8%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4669) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle at mort subite
hazy dark ruby brown, big bodied, fruity, strong, rich, caramel, warming, slightly astringent, toffee

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (558) - - SEP 4, 2015
Sampled from a 33cl bottle at 8% ABV (although it tastes stronger). Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue, and a whitish head. Medium carbonation. Malt and molasses in the aroma and sweetish taste with hints of mild coffee and treacle. Good bitterness and a great, slightly oily, mouthfeel. A very pleasant beer if you don’t mind its sweetness and strength. A good autumnal beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rhombic (80) - SPAIN - AUG 29, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2015 Draught. Tan head above an intense dark chocolate beer. The aroma is very toasted: malt, hints of caramel, brown sugar, maybe even molasses - not a directly hitting sweetness, but more rounded and toasted, deeper, much more suitable for a beer. After the first sip, right away, a spoonful of rich oily toasted malt flavour, this time slightly sweeter than I like. Further into the beer, you notice the medium to full body, very intense and pleasant, with a very long oily finish (not creamy, but oily) that lingers way until you take the next sip. The finish lacks the sweetness of the beer itself, coming down to a coffee-like rounded hop bitterness, like for stout beers, together with a discernible bite of the alcohol. Carbonation is soft. Overall, a fairly nice beer, despite the rather sweet taste that could spoil it for some.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rouhlas (1967) - GREECE - AUG 17, 2015
330ml bottle. Reddish brown color with off white to beige head. Malty aroma, bready, caramel, toffee, fruity. Sweet and light bitter taste. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours clear deep ruby, nose is smoky, wood, caramel, burnt toffee, taste is sweet berries, caramel, toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Japalo (1586) - DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle @home. Omer finger foam. Dark copper clear. Maltyness rules this brew. Toffee biscuit slight caramel. Fresh sharp dry. Medium body. Love it. Classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauroruellas (734) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUL 29, 2015
Coloração rubi escura,espuma bege cremosa com bom volume deixando marcas no copo até o final,aroma é o seu ponto forte com boa complexidade,aparecendo malte tostado,caramelo,frutas escuras e vermelhas e álcool;sabor predominantemente adocicado,notas picantes e alcoólicas complementam,baixo amargor,corpo médio/alto,boa carbonatação,final adocicado,acalorado e prolongado. Boa breja,uma belga com sotaque inglês.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (490) - HONG KONG - JUL 16, 2015
Nice deep amber with creamy white head. Aroma is caramel and bread. Perfect fusion of a Belgian and a Scotch Ale in its taste, same as its aroma. Low bitterness, medium body, smooth. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stef73 (466) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
Pris bier market. A Mtl , cette bière d un brun foncer avec peu de col qui se dissipe rapidement. On n’a un goût de caraméliser avec un goût noisette mais très subtile . Cette bière goute mais pas intensément.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (405) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2015
33cl bottle at bar Bistro Baziel, Ghent. This scotch ale is a traditional Belgian brew. Dark red or brown ale with brownish beige, pearly head. Medium to strong carbonation too. This heavy ale definitely is full flavoured with clear notes of port wine, caramel, maybe some toffee, vanilla, sugar, and a mouth of chocolate, iron, malt, sugar and roast. A bit sticky, sweet, overtaking the beer’s bitterness.

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