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Highgate Highland Whisky Ale
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Brewed by Davenports (prev Highgate) (HWBC Ltd)
Style: Bitter
Walsall, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29135) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
Cask at Charlieís Bar, Copenhagen. A hazy amber beer with a thin bubbly off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel as well as a light note of smoke. The flavor is sweet combined with an acidity and notes of wood and oranges as well as light notes of brettanomyces and old wet wood barrels, leading to a dry finish. Not really me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2009
3rd April 2008 Bananaish undertone in the start and a malty mid. A little vanilla as well. The whisey is well blended in and very subtle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2005
Cask in a J.D. Wetherspoon, London
Golden color. Nice malty aroma, not as much malty taste, a bit watery at the end. Light hopping.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2008
Dark amber ... no nose ... sweet fruity caramel hps ... light malts ... tart bitter linger.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13266) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2007
Cask handpull at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Copper with thin lasting beige head. Alright, bit more sweet more than anything else. Yeasty aroma. Itís not attractive in the mouth, bit sour on finish with the dryness. Itís just not very pleasant. Nothing wrong with condition, but an ill conceived brew for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7976) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2005
Cask, Moon Under the Water, Boston. Amber with a dense head. Aromas are malty with whisky notes, some fruitiness with chocolate and sulphur. Flavours are toffee and chocolate malts with some fruity sourness. Hints of whisky malts and sulphur towards the finish. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Any first impressions?
-A sheet of head covers the pale bronze hues.
-A silent aroma barely produces enough honeyed sweetness to save it from complete boredom.
-Honeyed fruitiness and earthy, herbal hops join, but fail to create sustenance or excitement.
-The body is well-fed, though never ample, and the carbonation helps its cause.

What if you dig deeper?
-Citrusy hops complacently peek.
-Wooden hop bitterness offers some dryness.
-Maltiness is very shy, and disappointingly simple.
-If it hadnít been called Whisky Ale, I probably would not have thought about whisky notes when drinking it.
-This was an average bitter in my book, one Iíll forget soon enough.

From the Bow Bar, Edinburgh.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at JDW. A lovely malty brew with a slight flowery hoppiness. Easily the best of the standard whiskey beers I have tried. A pleasing sweet vanilla note to it. Mr. Kerr commented that there was something distinctly Edwardian about it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Cask. Amber beer with a cream colored head. caramel and light fruity aroma with light toffee. Malt and light caramel flavor with light fruitiness. Medium bodied. malt and caramel linger with light fruitiness. light sweetness throughout.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4396) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2007
Cask handpump at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Pale chestnut with a trace of a white head; little aroma; malty taste with a slight smokiness; and a rather dry finish. Not very inspiring.


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