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


on tap

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RATINGS: 513   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle @ Lowlander, Drury Lane. Pours reddish brown colour with large off-white head. Aroma is honey / dark fruits / caramel / liquorice. Taste is roast malts / honey / fruity / spicy. This is a highly enjoyable beer. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2008
330ml bottle at the White Horse, Parson’s Green, 18th Jan 08. Pours a dark ruby brown with a strong aroma of dark fruit and rich caramel. Flavour is similar - very reminiscent of a rich fruit cake! Smooth mouthfeel and persistent sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 11, 2008
Botella. "Gordons Finest Scotch Highland Ale". Pours a deep brown colour with some floaties. Aroma bien dulce con levadura, frutas pasadas, malta bien tostada además con caramelo tostado. Un buen bocado y el sabor me da un sabor bien dulce con malta y frutas pasadas, caramelo, lúpulo, alcohol y un poco de humo. Una chella buena!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2008
smooth bitterness. you tast good but not to powerful the roasty malt. the head is think

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
330ml bottle from a supermarket in Gent. Mahogany coloured with a big off-white head that left plenty of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit and a hint of liquorice. The flavour had more caramel and fruit, with some spice and a long bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle. Dark almost black. No carbonation and pored with a medium head. Powerful full body ensures that you know you are drinking a beer that you should respect. Yet it is very easy to drink. An excellent winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark brown with frothy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel malts, slighly toasty, and some dark fruits. Flavor is fruity, yet slightly toasty and a slight hop presence. Very nice mouthfeel. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2007
Beautiful, dark red-brown with a fantastic head, creamy and lasting. The aroma is fruity and malty. The flavour is sweet, malty with unclear notes of fruit but with a good bitterness with a twist of citrus as counterweight. It’s a nice beer, but a bit to little complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2007
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm, 31 Oct 2007) Dark brown colour with brief, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of dried fruit (prunes, raisins), brown sugar, dark rye bread and ryvita. Malty taste with dried fruit (figs, prunes), roasted malt, a hint of smoke and a slightly metallic, vienna style bitterness in the finish. Sweetish, but still balanced. Nice beer, better than expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
33 cl bottle. Deep brown beer with a thick tan head. Soft malty aroma with loads of plums and sweet molasses and brown sugar and heavily toasted malt. Strong sweetness with a treacley flavour and lots of warm spices. Some clove and nutmeg along with some smoky phenolics. Sweet but doesn’t seem cloying. Quite good, considering how little I was expecting.

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