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

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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 27, 2006
Cask, the Whey Pat, St Andrews. Dark brown, thin whitish head. Nose is chocolate, espresso, malty, and smoke. Sweet caramel malt in the taste, chocolatey, slight bitter finish to it. Slightly too sweet for my liking and expectations. Alcohol somewhat evident, but not too bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 31, 2006
(500 ml bottle: Obtained 09-Jun-06 in trade with Otter, thanks Jeremy!) Another tasty Bitter from Scotland featuring a wonderful earthy smokiness. It’s quite malty and toasty, but very lightly sweet and only mildly bitter. Plenty of smoke and earth dominating the nose, though it’s less aromatic than the beer is flavorful. Hints of toasty caramel in the nose too. Medium in body with a lightly carbonated and fairly dry mouthfeel. Amber-brown in color, but fairly cloudy from the small, but visible particles suspended in the beer. What’s not visible is even a single carbonation bubble rising toward the surface; it looks totally still. The beer poured with very little head, more so just some large bubbles that formed because I was trying like the dickens to force a head with an aggressive pour. It all settled out to a medium ring and left no lacing on the glass. Overall, it could use a bit more zing from carbonation, but otherwise, this is a pretty solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Very pleasant bitter. Let it warm a little and you will be rewarded with the wonderful bitter, malty combination that every good bitter should have. Slightly sweet up front with a nice lingering woodsy bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8856) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
Bottle picked up by my dad in Perth w/c 07-08-06. Poured a dark amber colour with lively head, had some smokey notes to it, taste was sweetish but pleasantly so with nice maltiness and some hops. Not bad at all.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2006
(bottle) Deep brown. Almost no head. Strong malt aroma. Flavor is mostly malt with hints of whisky. Almost no hops noted. The deScriptions here seem to vary considerably - I wonder if the brewery has consistency issues?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (5087) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Also called Stone of Destiny on the bottle. Well, the bottle is certainly accurate in calling this a hoppy bitter. Thae flavor starts out with the malts but finishes pretty hoppy. An interesting, ok beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1113) - SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2006
Attractive garnet colour, with a good frothy white head. The nose is an attractive mix of fruity hops and fresh malt. A well balanced, flavoursome palate is packed with sweetish malt and a clean citric acidity, there is a slightly spicy edge as well....delicious! The finish just goes on..& on..&on...QUALITY!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2006
this is a decnt beer, but not one I would readily buy again. it just slips under the acceptable level of interest. Many, many cheaper beers are just as good or better

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a small beige head. Light fruity, hoppy aroma and a sweet malty, fruity, hoppy taste. Medium body with a light sweet, bitter dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and hops. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel and hops.


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