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


on tap

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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7172) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 4, 2007
This brown ale poured with a substantial off-white head, eliciting a hoppy aroma. The flavor is of caramel malt and fruit, with a hoppy finish. A very nice scotch ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabjork (674) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2006
Bottled. (Thanks oh6gdx). Clear brown in colour. Minor beige head. The aroma is sweet and malty with some caramel as well. The flavour is Caramel like.. Very appealing... Some alkohol as well...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21811) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2006
Bottled. Hazy dark brown colour with small beige head. Aroma is leather, caramel and malts. Flacour is alcohol, dry dark fruit, malts and some caramel. Quite pleasant brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2006
33 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Clear brown colour with a nice huge white head. Smooth aroma of maltness, caramel, dried fruit and a touch of alcohol. Alcoholic flavour with a smooth maltprofil combined with sweet malt, caramel and dried fruitness, ends up very little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle, Cellar Bar, St Andrews. Pours a dark brown, dark red tinge about it, big off-white head that laced reasonably well. Quite a hoppy nose, alcohol in the nose, with some coffee malt, plummy and winter fruits. Taste is quite sweet, malty, alcohol and a bite of bitter hops that lasts all the way through to the palate.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2006
0.33l bottle at home. Deep brown color with reddish hint, beige head that faded out quickly. Nice lacing. Mostly coffee aroma with some hopps. Taste is malty sweet, some roasted coffee (Guinness?) and hops. I quite liked this ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle. Pale liquid and whitish head. Alcohol in aroma. Caramel but nothing special. Not bad but not that good either. Too much alcohol in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2006
Bottle labelled Douglas Scotch Ale, best before 16/05/02, shared by Brewnoser. Deep brown colour with a mostly diminishing frothy tan head. Toffee, brown sugar, dark fruit aroma. Brown sugar, orange rind, molasses, toffee, and dry yeasty flavours. Medium bodied, smooth. Age seems to have lightened the body, but still very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinkas (289) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2006
Bottle, IBS, Perth Thick lacy dirty white head on rich ruby colour. Rich caramel and whisky like sharp aromas. Some spicy wood-like, earthy flavours, finish a well rounded and quite sweet but very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2006
(Bottle, best before 09/03/08) Pours a deep burgundy body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of dark fruit and toasted malt. Flavor of malt, raisins, and caramel.

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