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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 394   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 5, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Light unclear medium orange amber color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet malt, light to moderate hoppy, citrus - orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100313]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
From cask. Pours cloudy and golden orange with no lasting head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and caramelish. Bitter and malty. Bitter and dark malty finish. Ends dry and herbal.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2004
A dark amber beer with no head. The aroma is sweet malty with hints of caramel. The flavor is sweet hoppy with strong notes of metal - but still a nice flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) Hazelnut brown and clear wit a tiny, off-white head. Malty nose. Lots of caramel and roasted malt in the flavours and distinct notes of nuts. Soft body with lots of warming alcohol. Sweetish with a light bitter finish. Would be a perfecy winterwarmer, but works all right even in august.... 020805

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
Bottled. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, fruits and hops. Flavour of malts, caramel, pine needles, grape fruit and hops. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 16, 2008
Cask. Amber colour, beige bubbly head. Aroma is caramel, fruits and wood. Flavour is wooden, fruity, mildly earthy hops as well as some nuts and nectar. Hides the alcohol totally.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2004
Bottled. Nut brown. Malt aroma. Sweet and rich, soft and sugary. Warming and caramelly with salty finish. Too sweet for me, my least favourite from an othewise excellent brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear dark color with a longlasting off-white head. Fruity malty aroma with some hoppy hints. Malty hoppy flavor with some hints of licorice and chocolate. Dry malty finish with lots of chocolate and a long bitter aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
2nd August 2011
GBBF Cask. Clear amber beer. Residual off white head. Nail varnish on the nose! Light dry palate. Sweet dried fruits. Estery banana underneath. Mild alcohol heat. It’s not bad but lacks a bit of cohesion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2011 Bright clear ruby coloured ... rich sweet complex aroma ... rich ... warming ... syrupy... honey malt ... with a full mouth bitter linger ... touch of chocolate ... touch of burnt malts.(3.2) Tk2 Cask at Edinburgh Beer festival 2008...Nice copper red ... lots of fruity toffee ... again toffee a little thin quite a lot of vanilla. Very reminicant of Alesmith Numbskull.(3.6) cask in cloisters ... copper ... thin bubbly off white head ...sweet melon toffe .. little fig nose ...swee toffee malts ... juicy fruit ... light over bitter linger ... ok 3.6


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