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Brewed by Inveralmond
Style: Scotch Ale
Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Bottled, special
Inveralmond Brewery was founded in 1997, but its young brewers are already rated among the best in Scotland. Blackfriar is the first in a series of beers honoring the role of the familiar orders of Dominican monks in the history of Perth. It is, naturally, a dark brew, hardy and warming, with a slightly sweet malty character balanced by a nice hoppiness. (Okay, it’s actually more of a deep burnt sienna than black, but "Deepburntsiennafriar” just didn’t have the same ring.)
Blackfriar is loosely described as a ’wee heavy,’ but its assertive hoppiness will quickly dispel that notion. It may not fit in any classification, but Brother Daniel declares it an ’instant classic,’ and we think you’ll agree.
malt: pale, crystal, chocolate, wheat
hops: pilgrim, cascade, fuggles
OG: 1066
EBC: 45


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 19, 2006
Pours brown with a tan head a particulate mater suspened in the beer. The aroma has a strong caramel and roasted malt aroma. The flavor is malty with caramel, toffee, roastedness, peat, and smoke.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2006
#962, Bottle, sampled at the Champaign Urbana Beer Club meeting in December of 2006. Clear copper, thin brown head. Nose is malty, yeast with a lagerish flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1819) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2006
500ml bottle from Über Tavern in Seattle, WA. Pours somewhat of a cloudy amber with subtle red tones and an off white head. A very nice caramel malt and toffee perfume hits the nose. Subtle hints of figs and alcohol are also present. Starting off with the caramelized malt, the brew moves very smoothly into a deep and rich toffeed and roasted body. Ending the brew comes a nicely done alcohol punch intertwined with a plummy fig note. I really liked this one! A great example of a Scotch ale. Glad Über got ahold of some of these.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3899) - - NOV 11, 2006
brown, toffee colored beer with floating specks and almost no head. caramel and chocolate in aroma. flavor is all caramel. light-med bodied. lightly bitter, dry, chalky finish with a tangy citrus twist. good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2583) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Bottle. A reddish amber color with a tan head. A strong malty aroma with ripe dark fruits in the flavor. Slightly metallic. Rating from December 2005 notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holdwine (1111) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Nice bottle. The beer seems a little different from a normal Scotch Ale, but it was worth trying. A little too much alcohol for me. It was right up front and not concealed by the boatload of sweet notes- molasses, toffee, caramel. Then, it went spicy, almost peppery. A good choice, but not a great choice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1915) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Very nice Scotch Ale offering... Pours a deep pecan hue, with a nice head that leaves a thin ring all the way down the glass, with light suds lacing. Molasses, liqueur and toffee to the nose. Bitter toffee flavors to the forefront of the tongue. I pick up vanilla mid-pull, and burnt toast leaning toward the back-palate. This is lightly hopped, well-balanced, accenting the toast aspects of the finish. The mouthfeel is nutty, with slight alcohol notes after the pull has concluded (in the aftertaste that permeates the nose). All-in-all, a good brew here. This is well-integrated, an imposing Scotch Ale, and quite chewy. Prost!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5379) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2006
Light copper, with an enormous big thick foamy head. Aroma is surgary molasses, with a thick malty, bready note. Smoky earthy flavors up front, then a toasty, bready note, with crisp, peppery finish. Alcohol is apparent, too, almost intrusive but not quite. Purchased at Weinhaus, Asheville.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours hazy orange caramel with off white head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, malt. Flavor is malt, pine, molasses, caramel. Dissapointing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Bottled. Pours a hazy copper surmounted by a ring of foam. There are hundreds of small red specks suspended within. The aroma is sweet and heavy with prunes, figs, caramel and molasses, with a dash of vanilla in there somewhere. The body is medium with light carbonation. The taste is not syrupy sweet as the nose led me to believe, but it does start lightly sweet and you will find some nuts, molasses, fruit, citrus and burnt toast. The lingering finish is dry, spicy and grapefruit bitter.


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