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Formerly brewed at Harviestoun
Style: Irish Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled; Filtered.
Dark Beer.
Beer With Balls.
"A warming rich dark ruby beer with pleasant blackcurrant overtones. The balance of carefully selected dark malts produce a smooth deep fruity background for the hop character to shine through."
Contains barley, oats and wheat.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle. Reddish dark brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is very dry with a roasted and chocolate malty finish. The flavour is very bitter, very dry and very well hopped. Overall a reasonable well hopped beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2007
Bottle. Bronze with a large off-white foam. Aromas are toffee malts with lots of grapefruit bitterness. Nutty with earthy, spicy hops. Flavours are mainly fruity and hoppy with some chocolate malts. Spicy and prickly with hints of pine. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle. Dark Brown with a full head.Malty with some bitterness and a trace of fruit. Full bodied and very refreshing. Another excellent bottled beer from this brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2007
Bottled. This is a fantastic beer, pasteurised or not. Earthy, sourish and uncompromisingly hopped. Slightly nutty caramel hints in the nose backed up with sourish citrussy hop. Loads of lemony hops in the mouth with fizzing red apple peel, offset with sneaking chocolatey malt. Unusually hoppy/citrussy character for a beer so dark and reddish- reminds me of Stary Krakow Dark. Quite possibly the same spiky Galena hoppiness as Tunnel Linda Lear. Leaning towards America. Yellowy froth clinging to the glass. Really, really impressed. One I couldn’t put down, and wouldn’t hesitate to resample.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle. Pours brown / red with disappearing head. Aroma is dark fruits / malts / nutty. Taste is hoppy with lots of carbonation. Would drink this again.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2007
Nice to see a special edition RWC beer that isn’t predictable and golden. Dark brown with an off white head. Faint sweet chocolate malt aroma. Thick, earthy malt taste with a bitter finish. Good enough to become a regular.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2007
Creamy nose with malts and hops. Small disappearing head. Red mahogany hue. Some carbonation. A Highly hopped beer. With a long dry then malty finish. Soe caramel and minerals are noted. An accomplished beer from a good outfit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
500ml bottle from Sainsbury. Very deep chestnut colour with thick lasting beige head. Quite a good malty hop aroma, nice grainyness in mouth and then peppery hop towards the end. Dry malt throughout. Hey, I liked it. Hop on end was good.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4679) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2007
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Reddish chestnut with a cream head; berry fruit aroma; good body with a syrupy fruitiness, and a toasty bitter finish; a definite hint of blackcurrant - my favourite berry - makes this an excellent beer in my opinion.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2007
Bottle from Sainsburys, Light toast malt and hints of treacle. Earthy hops. Slightly sweet and cardboardy in finish.


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