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Style: Bitter
Johnstone, Scotland
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Barochan is smooth and ruby coloured with a touch of roasted barley, rounded with a lingering maltiness and a clean finish. The Barochan Cross once sat proudly on the crest of one of Houston's countryside hills, but it was removed fairly recently and placed in Paisley Abbey for it's preservation and for the delight of visitors to the Abbey.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8576) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2006
Cask conditioned - handpump - Out Of The Vaults Leicester. A mahogony coloured beer with an off white head. Lovely aroma of coffee, nuts and brown rich fruits. Nice malty taste with more coffee flavours. Very Scottish in its low hopping, but very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2007
Bottled. Brownish amber colour, mediumsized beige foamy head. Leaves lace. Aroma is malts, some chocolate and flowery hops. Flavour is roasted malts along with flowery hops. Some slight nutty hints. Overall very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2014
On cask at the White Lady. Appearance - a cloudy amber much like dark honey. Nice head. Nose - lovely caramel and biscuit note with chocolate too. It’s a Twix bar. Taste - actually going into Highland Toffee bar. Palate - medium bodied with a lovely creamy rich texture and a fairly balanced finish. Overall - a lovely luscious Bitter. Lots of enjoyment out of this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (720) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Cask at the Fox in Houston. A deep brown colour. Quite some head. Not very bitter. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2005
Beer number 21 in the Great Ayr/ Glasgow pub crawl. Cask at Blackfriars. Good ruby bronze colour, creamy head. Fruity, nutty, mildly smoky malt aroma. Finishes, fruity, earthy. Not many beers left in Scotland with this kind of peaty/smoky vibe going on. Good to see it from a micro.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2005
Cask (handpump) at the Market Porter, London SE1. Deep rich reddish colour. A dark, malty brew with hints of chocolate and a smoky aroma. Not much in the way of hop presence, but with a smooth mouthfeel and plenty of character, this beer succeeds without the need for the bite that more hops would provide. Most definitely traditional Scottish in feel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Cask at Cloisters. Pours a red - orange colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of sweet pumpkin, treacle, raisins and caramel. Nice fruity flavour with raisins, plums and treacle and a fair oatmeal and caramel malt backbone. A little oily mouth-feel and a long, sweet pumpkin linger. Little dry to finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3593) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2004
Bottle, from Fabeers in York. Amber bronze, thin but lasting off white head and low condition. Earthy and roasted in the nose with a good developing hoppiness, some touches of pepper and a little vanilla and fruity berries. Quite thin and dry in the mouth with the chalky roast barley and fruitiness dominating. Some caramel emerges in the finish along with a slight smoky 70/- maltiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 31/05/2001 Dark coloured fruity and bitter. Sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3172) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2011
Cask @ The Henglers Circus JDW. Fruity biscuit malt aroma. Medium brown colour, good head. Spicy fruity biscuit flavour. Quite smooth. Not bad.


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