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


on tap

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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (246) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 24, 2015
ASPETTO: ambrato scuro, limpido, come whisky. Schiuma abbondante, fine e persistente. AROMA: decisamente non un gran che, da birre industriali. GUSTO: fortemente maltato. Nella prima parte del sorso si avverte un buon maltato insieme al caramello, per poi lasciar spazio a sentori di orzata. Nel retrogusto si avverte dell’amarognolo che un po’ stona. Carbonizzazione alta, un po’ troppo, corpo medio. CONCLUSIONE: birra tutto sommato buona, che dà il meglio di se decisamente più in bocca che al naso. Tutto sommato, però, mi ha dato l’impressione che sia abbastanza sconnessa, soprattutto per l’amarognolo nel retrogusto che, a mio avviso, non lascia in bocca una piacevole sensazione, e la frizzantezza un po’ troppo alta per lo stile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (1788) - ESTONIA - JAN 22, 2015
Deep reddish-brown beer, small tan head. Fruity-metallic nose with malt and caramel. Flavor is toasty notes, caramel, mild vanilla, malt. Finishes with mild hoppy bitterness and malty caramel sweetness. On the sweet side, but the balance is fair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1433) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle as "Mc Douglas Scotch Ale"; 7,9%. Copper body, small head. Aroma has sweet toffee with hints of fruity yeast and molasses. Sweet malty taste with molasses, black tea and very light hints of scotch. Low bitterness. On the sweet side. Not very complex, more smokiness would balance the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7868) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, hops, bread and roasted notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
florent.janssens (207) - - DEC 16, 2014
Bière sucré. Goût de caramel. Arrière goût faible, un peu de chaleur d’alcool. Bière au goût spécifique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
paolo71 (112) - Alviano, ITALY - DEC 14, 2014
On tap. Poor creamy head, not persistent. Dark amber with coppery shadows. Not very intensive and persistent.Chestnut honey, raisin, dry plums, caramel, toffee ato nose. Medium body. The sweet in the entry is balanced with a bitter lingering in the mouth.The alcohol is a bit harsh in the throat. Balanced and armonic

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vighals (1973) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2014
Mørk brunorange med beige lavt skum. Brent karamell, brunt sukker og noe kryddersmak. Mest sukkersøtt, kandissukker, lett syrlig, kjenner alkoholen. Veldig søt rett o slett. Lite kullsyre

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (966) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 33cl flesje via Janssen-Baijot, Veldwezelt Alcoholpercentage van 8% Uitgeschonken in origineel Gordon glas Uiterlijk: hazelnootkleurig, schuim trekt snel weg helaas Aroma en smaak: caramel, bitterzoet, kandijsuiker Conclusie: warm donker bier, lekker voor in de wintermaanden

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (201) - BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2014
Donkerrood/bruin bier met beige schuimkraag. Rijp fruit en caramel in de neus. Moutig zoet in de mond met bitterzoete afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlexGR (163) - GREECE - NOV 27, 2014
Red-brownish colour with off-white head. Bittersweet taste with fruit notes. Herbs and some wood, and some notes of vanilla.

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