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

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RATINGS: 414   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (3546) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 8, 2014
0.5l bottle. A blurry kinda dark amber almost brown looking one in the glass and it has a medium sized first bubbly then more creamy and lacing (which by the way looks like tiger strips) light beige top. On the nose it gives away sweet malty toffee sweetness with a fudge like present. Also there are traces of yeast and dried dark fruits. It actually smells fairly nice this. It has a mild oily mouthfeel and the carbonation is soft and gentle. Tastes much the same as it smells. It’s malty and caramel sweet, a little bit of wet rocks and yeasty nuts. A little peppery arugula like sting in the finish and aftertaste makes it even more interesting. A little bit of alcohol is also present here. Got way more than I was expecting. 13.11.2013

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (2607) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Nutty brown, clear. Scottish caramels, hazelnuts. Slightly sweet malty nose with herbal hop notes. Full bodied with caramel sweetness, but still ok balanced. Overall quite tasty nice scottish ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doradobotella (122) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 5, 2014
Apariencia: De color marrón cobrizo y con una visible y duradera capa de espuma beige. Aroma: Maltoso, recuerda a sirope y cereales con un agradable toque frutal. Sabor: Muy compensado entre dulce y amargo, además de cargado de diversos matices

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeliriumT (367) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours cloudy copper with very little head. Nose is rich and sweet caramel, raisins and plums. Flavour not as good as the nose but still very sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyBudgie (757) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
Orange brown with aa creamy white head. Floral hoppy aroma. Malty caramel taste with toffee notes and a slight bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sblsimone85 (293) - USA - JAN 25, 2014
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (3274) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Økern. Dark golden color, good foam. Immediate aromas of malt, also caramel and dried fruits. Medium body & complexity. Some sweetness,then light bitterness- well balanced. Enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London Aug 2013 - Dark Amber Brown in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel, sugar. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; grassy hops. Quite sweet malty fruity with some balancing hop bitterness. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2855) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours dark orange brown with a small head. Aroma is faint, toffee and molasses. Taste has toffee and caramel to start. Sweet malty finish with a touch of citrus.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RavnS (25) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
0.5l bottle from vinmonopolet. Dark bronze colour with beige head. Not a lot going on in the aromas, but some malt and fudge, and a wee bit of hops. On the palate I find malt, raisins, fudge and apples. Some ash in the finish. A bit boring.


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