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Brewed by Highland
Style: English Strong Ale
Orkney, Scotland

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Appearance: pale and golden in colour.
Nose: rich fruity malt hints of yeast, with earthy, woody, hop with honey and alcohol notes.
Palate: generously malty with balanced spicy hop in the middle leading, to a lingering hop finish, with honeyed fruity malt and a hint of warming alcohol.
Summary: a stunning stronger ale in the true british fashion, with balanced flavours from maris otter malt and English hops added early and late in the copper. One to take great care with as it is so drinkable.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (578) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 6, 2010
Floral-fruity, rather complex bit confusing aroma! Golden colour, no head and clear having light sweet, medium bitter flavour. Bit oily, slick, medium body, very soft carbonation, tickling on tongue tip, good finish. No blast but a nice breeze.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8000) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2009
One-third pint, gravicask, SIBA Brewery Bar, GBBF. Appealing clear copper coloured body. Display of laceworks on the glass. Fine aromas of dry, late fruits. The taste character is a blend of dried fruits and malts ending up with a rather long-lived bittersweet ending. A bit vinous on the swallow. Harmonious and good (Earls Court, London 06.08.2009).

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Golden color, not much head. Slight fruity and plastic nose. Medium-bodied. Has apple, wood and some grass in the flavor. Bitter aftertaste. A bit like an European strong lager.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Golden colour, small head. Aroma is bigtime wooden, acidic sourness as well as some stinging honey as well as mild fruityness. Flavour is sweet honey, nectar, fruits and some bready and caramelly notes, balancing up the flavour to be quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4791) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2009
On tap at GBBF 09. Golden with a frothy head. Sharp earthy hop aroma and flavours. More balancing caramel sweetness in the mouth. A likeable blast.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Cask and Barrel, 115 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RZ, Scotland.
Clear medium to dark orange color with a average, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, toasted, caramel and toffe notes, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, and a alcohol burn on the lips. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20090409]

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2009
Cask, Bodega, Newcastle. A golden affair with a thin pallid head. Sweet malt aroma with some fruitiness. A hint of spice in the flavour which was again on the sweet side. Medium bitter finish. Rather unrefined and simple. Glaggable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2219) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2009
Casked from Cask & Barrel. Pours a gold, a bit sweet. Not really anything to write home about.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7379) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2009
Cask at the Bow bar??, Edinburgh, 20-03-09 on Craig’s crawl of Edinburgh’s finest establishments. Pours warm gold with a white head, there’s no denying this is a good looker. Alcohol tends to show a little too much and there is also some syrupy sweetness which is just a bit heavy handed that aside its a actually a very nice beer. There is a pleasant lingering aftertaste with asurprising amount of dryness, its not bad but promised to be so much more A6 A5 F7 P3 OV13 3.4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotty (1052) - SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2009 Bottle from Baxters (the soup people) at Selkirk, where they have a small and pretty expensive range of beers! This was deep gold with a thin white head, Nose reminds me of rich fruit cake, with a bit of spice. Good full body and a bit on the sweet side. A good strong ale, the 6% creeps up on you!


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