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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: 441   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.


hawthorne00's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2730) - Melbourne, - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle, 11C. Darkish amber with a modest light beige head. Aroma of plums, raisins, cake, some chocolate and spices.Pretty full-bodied, lowish carbonation. Dark fruits, toffee and bread, firm bitterness. A bit salty at the end. Pretty good.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2769) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2015
500 ml brown bottle with a BB date of June 2016. Consumed in Largoward, Fife on 2 May 2015. Nice fresh mix of hops and malts in the aroma with a solid punch of caramel. The flavor is more malty but about equally bitter and sweet. Marginal 8.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1902) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Aroma: grain, bread and caramel malts. Appearance: clear brown, medium, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets continue, grain malts, some caramel. Overall: OK ESB, nothing too extraordinary. Pint at Illicit Still, Aberdeen.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
YantarCoast (403) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 22, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy amber with no head. Bottled in December 2013, and less than 10 days before use by date... Aroma of chocolate and fruit. Taste is toffee, chocolate and nuttiness, but also some sourness, which is probably down to the beer's advanced age.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (1010) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
Cask, Chelmsford Woolpack Beer Festival. Aroma is elderflower, flowers and nector. Good head rentation. Nice bitterness. Lots of rosemary. Good fruity yeast esters. Great spring bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
torejh (45) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 8, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts and honey. Taste of caramel and roasted malts. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. A bitter and spicy finish. A well balanced scottish ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1238) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Clear chestnut colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour starts off malty, turning roasted with a sort of spicy malt note. Later comes a mild grassy hoppiness followed by a medium bitterness which is quite clean.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrJamesMcEwan (114) - SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
* Bottle. Pours brown, with an off-white head. * Full bodied, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Aroma is malty, rich, chocolate, spicy. * Taste is earthy, toasted malt, nutty, spicy and salt & pepper. * Palate is full and dry, almost like a stout. * Finish is very dry with salt & pepper. * Nice aroma, taste OK but finish is too dry and of salt & pepper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mahkus (65) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
A dark bitter really. Fruity aroma. Big head. Lingering spicy aftertaste carried by bubbles.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maris (1118) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2015
From a 500ml bottle on 7/1/2015. Pours a cloudy amber with a small head. The nose is subdued, with a minerally aroma most evident with a hint of toasted malt. In the mouth, you find more pronounced toasted malt, some citrus fruit and a really firm, quite salty, bordering on harsh, bitterness. Has a light body and average carbonation. I couldn’t really take to this one. The flavours are not particularly balanced or harmonious, with the bitterness actually a little unpleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (692) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: dark amber, medium off-white head. Aroma:toffee, coffee, chocolate, hops. Palate: medium body, silky feel. Well balanced.


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