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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 428   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5521) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2005
The way things are going, I was hoping this was one of the stronger Scottish ales when I pulled it from the refridgerator. But it was good enough to hit the spot just right anyway. The color is a deep reddish mahogany and it’s topped by a creamy tan head. The aroma is of dark caramel with a hint of smokiness. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The flavor is a surprize, given the nose, being filled with chocolate, juicy fruits, nuts, caramel, and smoke drifting in and out. The finish is sweet with some earthy hops finally coming through. I wish I had more of these in the fridge.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
Clear brown w/ slight yellow hue. Creamy, off-white foam. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, & toffee on the nose w/ hints of peat smoke. Medium, juicy feel. Flavour is is sweet & malty w/ notes of dark fruit &, of all things, maraschinos cherry. Finish is earthy & nutty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
Well carbonated, good summer drink. Brown, big initial head of cream. Lace and off-white head. Malt and sourness significant contributions. Scotch, barleywine aroma. Grassy,hops

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4493) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Brown to dark red color with no head. Aroma of dry malt and bacon. The taste follows suit with something that seems like a mix of a few different pork products, salt, and malt. Not all that bad, but definitely not what I had expected.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Brown Coloring with White Ring. Malty Aroma. Sweet Malt, Richly Noted...Light Hop Aftertaste.. For Lack of Better Explanation, a Great Session Quality Scottish Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 Hoppy, seems a little lighter than i expected. Taste is still hoppy, quite rich compaired with alot of scotish ales though a very normal style. Better than most wetherspoons guest ales and a good session beer. Rerate: Gets richer everytime i have it, really good spicey pepperyness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Bottle... Very dark, clear, caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The earthy nose is malty, smoky, peaty and slightly vineous. The flavor is extremely well-balanced and a touch smokey, earthy and herbal. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Lengthy, grassy, dry finish. Quite good Scottish ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Very dark, almost mahogany with a discreet off-white head. Extremely aromatic both from the malts and the very nice aroma hops. Dry, fresh in both nose and flavour. Pronounced bitterness. An excellent ale alltogether. 240205

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5225) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Clear brown, thick rocky, tan head. Sweet, fruity aroma. Earthy, messy flavors up front - very rich and filling. Sticky aftertaste. Hints of molassess after it warms.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2005
Copper/amber with a medium white head, decent lacing, lightly hoppy aroma, some caramel malts as well, flavor is lightly malty, semi-sweet, some hops in the finish. Pleasant


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