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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 415   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
Marduk (2658) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 26, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber color. Medium size, yellowish head, stays. Peach soap, grainy, malty, hazelnuts, faint fruityness in aroma. Nice roast, grainy, hazelnuts in flavor. Medium bitterness. Nice roasty aftertaste. So full bodied. Lovely beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Seffle (164) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2013
50cc bottle from Morrisons Fort William. Dark clear amber with a beige rather weak head. Rich spicy bitterness with nice citrus. Caramell touch in the aftertaste. Good ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3878) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
500ml bottle in an English pint. Pours amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of floral hops plus a decent amount of caramel and light nutty/chocolate notes. Flavor the same with a nice bitter finish. Average texture. Not a bad beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graham77 (233) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 A full sweet aroma following through in the taste with a lovely sweet malty backbone. The finish is lightly bitter with a spicy edge and complements the beer beautifully. An excellent dark ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (3326) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle, rated from backlog. Clear amber with white head. Aroma is sweet, fruit, malt and fresh hops. Taste is fruity and hoppy with good maltiness.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (853) - NORWAY - JUN 3, 2013
Brown in colour with an even head. Malty arome with rasins and toffee. Some blackcurrant. Even some sourness. Malty taste with hops and some berries. A OK beer, but perhaps it would be better on cask?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Aroma: Grass, grapefruit, brown sugar and iced tea.

Appearance: Clear mahogany body with a thin white head. Light carbonation. Good lacing

Taste: Caramel, roasted malt, biscuit and juicy orange.

Palate: Thin body with a watery mouthfeel. Average carbonation.

Overall: Very drinkable and flavoursome, although it’s a bit watery.I think I (just) prefer Inveralmond’s Ossian.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3219) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
Poured a medium amber with a small white head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel malt. Meidum body, flavour as the aroma, quite a bitter end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3181) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 23, 2013
Dobre wytrawne i goryczkowe piwo. Troche jakby cynamon w tle. Piana ladna i trwala choc sredniej wielkosci. Pijalne piwo niezbyt ciezkie. Dopasowuje sie do kazdej niemal potrawy. Kolor piwa lekko brazowy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (3796) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2013
(cask) pours a slightly hazy ruby-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of bread dough, cherries and marzipan, with a hint of barnyard and butter. flavour is slightly husky, with notes of white grapes, banana, roasted grain, caramel and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.


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