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Brewed by Inveralmond
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Unfiltered. Bottle: Filtered.
A dark beer with a well balanced sweetness, malt and chocolate tones. Challenger, Fuggles and Cascade hops produce a rich and spicy aroma with a balanced bitterness and full-bodied flavour.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (3673) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Pours copper red, nice off-white head. Aromas of butterscotch, malt and toffee. Taste is nicely bitter. Finishes thin and watery.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oops (211) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 8, 2013
Dark amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma is quite blank. Some nuts and burnt malt in it. A little bit too sweet for my taste despite decent bitterness. Normal beer - nothing too special.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markschiedon (227) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
No particular smell other then you would expect of this kind of beer. It’s n ot as dark as a guiness, but smells alike. Nutty in taste, but also caramel and dark chocolate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (765) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
DWG; Pours clear, dark amber with creamy tan head. Aroma and taste is light roasted malt, caramell with hints of fruity and citrus hopps. Light body, sticky texture with a short bitter finish.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GirlFriend (37) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
DWS My second beer tonight.. Clear dark amber colour. Aroma is sweet, fruity, hoppy. Watery taste, bittersweet. Not rich..

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2013
[cask, The Baillie, Edinburgh] Coppery brown coloured beer with a small white head. Aroma is slightly nutty, with some cereal. Decent, rising bitter finish on the taste, not too bad at all. Some chocolate in there, just around the edges [03112013]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (338) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
Caramel, some roasted malts, nuts and a hint of citrus. Brown colour with a off- white head. Medium sweet with a medium bitterness. Medium body with a nice soft carbonation. Overall a nice bitter, easy drinkable with a refreshing bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hirsty (26) - Perth, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Aroma - Malty with emphasis on chocolate & dark crystal but still allow a subtle hop aroma supplied by Fuggles and Cascade to come through. Appearance - Classic dark brown 80 shilling colour with redness at the edges. Bright & clear. Head tight, off white, lovely lacing all the way down the glass. Taste - medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Discernable spec malts - chocolate, crystal 150, crystal 400 Palate - full body, thick feel, average carbonation (natural carbonation as in cask), long and satisfying finish,. Perfect balance. The malt balance is perfect, aroma hop are present but subtle, bittering is just right, mouthfeel is full, taste lingers just long enough. I’d go as far as to say that this is the best interpretation of the heavy style within or outwith Scotland.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2945) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle 0.5l from local market. Originally rated 01082012. Colour is copper with small head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, caramel, toffee and malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2125) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from National Brewery Centre, Burton. Mahogany beer with medium head and a touch of lacing. Aroma of caramel and roasted malts. Taste is toffee, burnt malts, spices, smoke and bitter hops. A very good bitter, lots of flavours and a touch of heat.


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