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Brewed by Highland
Style: English Strong Ale
Orkney, Scotland

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9281) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2009
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2009)
Day 0: Rich orange. Sweet slightly bitter aroma. Low carbonation. Big sticky sweet full malty body, and decent bitterness. Pleasant retronasal esters. Feels potent, but lovely to drink - glug, glug, glug, >collapse<

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2009
(Cask at Gallows Bird, Espoo, on 2009-01-23) Golden. Clear. Very light toffee aroma. Medium bodied and dry palate. Bitterness, hops, toffee, bit of sweetness and grass in taste. Bitterness and toffee in aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2009
cask 0,268l at Gallows RAF 2009 golden yellow malts grain bit hops in aftertaste .Tasty on its own way. Tasted as pair with Scapa

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2008
Cask @ Bon Accord. Golden colour, foamy white head. Particular aroma of earthy, muddy smells, fruity. Flavour has some decent malts and spices. Nice one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
Cask, 6% at GBBF08. Weak fruity aroma. Almost clear copper colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour is quite peppery. OK body, but not much malt flavour to balance the alcohol. Rough alcohol finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2008
(Cask at GBBF, London, 7 Aug 2008) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of earthy, citrussy hops and hints of honey. Malty taste with initial citrus notes, leading to a solid, slightly sweet and malty middle and leaving with earthy hops in a bittersweet finish. Medium to full body, slightly heavy mouthfeel. Nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (6954) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
Cask. Low white and quickly disappearing fluffy head. Clear golden body. Hoppy and grassy aroma. Strong and hoppy piney grassy flavor. Low carbonation, long aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
cask in edinburgh somewhere pours golden yellow hazy white head. nose is sour milk wheaty earthyness, and some fruit. tastes a bit too sweet not as much as id hoped.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1839) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2008
Bottle. Poured a dark copper colour with a thin white head which soon diasppears. Plenty of fruit in the aroma. The taste is plenty of fruit and spice. The high alchol content comes through.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13591) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2008
Cask conditioned gravity, White Cliffs BF 08. Gold/copper colour, thin beige head. Several people had this over the 2 days and said it was good. Some fruit. Quite a decent flinty type of beer. Then it was back to the Moor JJJ IPA!!!!


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