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


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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 24, 2006
Initial nose of alcohol, later burnt caramel and flowers. The brew pours a hazy dark amber with honey highlights. The smallish frothy off white head is mostly diminishing with faint lace. The brew starts with a huge roasted malt front, that eases into a finish with caramel quality. The body is medium, dry, and soft.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3022) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2007 At first pour it had a deep aroma of grass and some floral scents. Sadly it smelled better than it tastes, A tad on the thin side with a respectable amount of malts and very definite hoppy flavor. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Liverpool 22/02/2001 Sharp on the palate. Woody aroma. Pleasant aftertaste. 2. Cask Handpump at the Windsor Tavern, Partick 03/12/2007 Slightly sweet aroma. Small white head. Golden coloured hoppy and a little sweet on the palate with a crisp and bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 3, 2006
500 ml bottle. Very dark, nearly opaque walnut-brown, thick head settles to a thick ring with lots of tan lace...very sweet aroma, caramel/brown sugar, raisins, vanilla, light sweet smokiness...body is surprisingly dry, rather mild (almost bland) flavored at first just out of the cellar, but opening up a bit more soon with some nice medium roast, nuts, restrained bitter chocolate, and like its big brother Blackfriar, lots of finishing character. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 5, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2006 Caks conditioned one. It was nice, not strong and very drinkable, although a little booring after a while. It is hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a deep amber body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of breadiness, nuts, and toffee. Flavor of caramel and toasted malt. Clean, refreshing and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8306) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2010 Bottle. Molasses malt aroma - slightly tannic. Orange tinge brown - opaque with little head. Nice molasses malt flavor that gets more hoppy bitterness as it warms. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 4, 2005
Dark tea with tan creamy head. Medium carbonated ale. Fresh gently hop character with light, sweet malty beneath .Clean, sweet malty ale, nice light woody character, light -soft bitterness and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Dark brown. Medium bodied, malt accented, nutty, sweetish. Well balanced." SORRY OMHPER I couldn’t help myself.... but it had a strange windex aftertaste, so strange that i was seeking and looking for the source before I concluded it was my drink...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - 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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