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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 414   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2005
A great dark malt character without being ham-handed. Mildly smoky roast ale aroma. Bronzy brown, like soda where the ice has melted. Good bottle, decent label. Dryish. Edgy acidity without being too strong, cocoa, parched roastiness. Long coffeish finish. Some candy flavors, but definitely not sweet - cocoa, toffee, some diacetyl. I really appreciate my buddy sneaking this back into the states from the CAMRA festival in Hove. Medium weight. I dug it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivo (2547) - GERMANY - MAR 17, 2005
CASK: Slight sulfury nose, ruddy copper color, low head. Sweet caramelly malt with low bitter that is slightly drying. Odd British-style ale that didn’t quite do it for me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YogiBeera (2450) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Cask - I did not like this one. Little layer of a head on the amber colored brew. Band aid nose. Clay toffee taste, stale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Cask. Lots of bread/coffee/caramel, nuts, alcohol tingle at end, soft finish. On cask. Very drinkable. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2005
Bottle. Malty, nutty, chocolatey with notes of raisins. Balancing bitterness. Highly drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2005
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Toffee mixed with butterscotch. Definately not hoppy. Caramel. Sweet. Probably needs a rerate.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3053) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Dark copper with a weak head. The aroma is very malty with a hint of peat. It’s also heavily sweet with caramel and brown sugar. The flavor isn’t overly sweet (the aroma would have fit a cloyingly sweet beer, so it wouldn’t have been unexpected), but does have a cake-like malt quality that complements the aroma nicely. There’s virtually no bitterness. The body is a bit thin, however.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2005
Dark amber colour with small off-white head. Strong malty nose with hints of oak and whisky. Flavor has some smoke, but also some sweetness.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - JAN 3, 2005
500 ml. brown bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a medium brown color, with a fast fading, thin tan head. Watery mouthfeel, thin body. Not very redeeming for a Scottish ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2005
Deep bronze/brown colour. Smoky, peaty aroma. Perhaps a trifle underdeveloped. Mainly malty flavour, but with some bitterness in the background , a touch of caramel and a bit of nuttiness. Fairly full body, but drinks easily. Not too sweet. Nice enough. Cask (handpump) at the Magpie and Crown, Brentford..


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