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


on tap

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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (6556) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle into an elaborate branded thistle glass at Hotel Centrum, Beersel. Split with Colin and Steve. Dark brown, still, opaque, big foamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is earthy, yeast, toffee. Body is light, tingly carbonation, foamy. Taste is bread, toffee, sugars, molasses, soft sweet finish with some twig. One dimensional sweet stuff. A bit boring, but alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (2200) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 26, 2015
Dark reddish brown colour, medium sized creamy beige head; aroma of toffe, vanilla, dried fruity and earthy notes, maybe some wallnut too; taste isvthe same; good ale

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nybol (1452) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015
Karamel i smagen. Faktisk en del! Heldigvis tager humlen lidt over og det gør at der er fin balance i øllen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (17220) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle split at the Hotel Centrum, Beersel, 20/11/15. Rich chestnut brown with a well appointed beige covering that retains well. Nose is sweet malt, toffee, biscuit, dark fruit rinds, light spice. Taste comprises bitter fruit shreds, brown bread, spice, toffee, dark malt, bitter orange, spice, toasted brown sugar. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a boosty kick. Ok for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1404) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 19, 2015
Deep amber colored with a ruby hue, medium beige creamy head with nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, some dried fruits, sugary. Taste is medium to strong sweet and malty, caramel, brown sugar and toffee, dried fruits, small amount of cardboard, low+ herbal bitterness, bit of alcohol. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RihardsF (86) - LATVIA - NOV 14, 2015
Nice quad. That I would like to drink again. Easy drinkable. Good price/performance...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (2506) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle. Aroma: very wine, malt and toffee. Taste: malt, light sweetness, toffee and caramel, porto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutHead (945) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep red with a one-finger off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruits, spices and alcohol. Taste is of malt, caramel, fruits, sugars, spices and bitter hops. Full body and soft carbonation. Sweet with a bitter finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClaudeB04 (348) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 12, 2015
Beautiful red with huge head. Nose is very malty, malts and alcohol dominate the taste. Not my kind of beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (1608) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - OCT 11, 2015
Fine scotch indeed. Intense maltiness and caramel, toast, dried plums, some floral hops, bit herbal. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness. Feels well balanced with dry finish. Lovely.

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