Brewed by Loch Ness
Style: Bitter
Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Also available bottle conditioned
Our traditional 80/- A big malty mouthful with a little bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2012
cask in blue blazer ... nice copper deep red ... thin tan head ...soft sweet malty nutty toffee nose ... juicy sweet nutty malts ... soft rich bodyu ... a pretty decent if unexciting 80.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9946) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle on the train from Thurso to Inverness, 20/10/13. Mahogony brown with a moderate light tan head. Nose is toffee, light cocoa, earthy, dark malts, light spice. Taste comprises dark toffee, brown sugars, bready malt, cocoa. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light roast in the finish. Ok bitter with leanings towards a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8385) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Dunkel braunes Bier mit wenig Schaum. Geruch röstmalzig, Vanille, Karamell. Geschmack süß nach Karamell, röstmalzig, Vanille.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7437) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle shared at 5K tasting. It pours deep red-amber with a small beige head. The nose is toasty, brown bread, raisin and candied peel. The taste is toasted brown bread, earth, toffee, orange, candied peel and a touch of sherbet with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. OK bitter, but far from exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
Cask handpull, back at The Crown Inn, Stockport, 02/02/13. Tawny with a level cream top. Good creamy mouthfeel; mellow minerals and raisin fruit; strawberry creams, tarragon, liver (?!). Soft chocolate and sulphur nose, strawberry creams again. A good, distinctly Scottish bitter. Maybe even a Scottish ale...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 5/8/2013. Medium brown with an off-white head. Sweetish, cereal malts and plum fruit, with a hint of roast and moderately bitter finish. Fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5676) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours deep red/amber with a tiny layer of bubbles. Aroma of dark malts, notes of shoe polish and aceton. Taste is light sweet, with a sourish sweaty note. Fine carbonated, some well hidden qualities here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
Cask (SRAF 2013) - Dark brown with some red tinges. Coffee, roasted malt and chocolate in the aroma. Roasted and malty taste with coffee, chocolate and some earthy hops detected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sigmund (5317) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
Shared 500 ml bottle at local tasting. Dark reddish brown colour, moderate off-white to beige head. Strong aroma of yeast, wood and roasted malts, coffee and solvent. Thin and fizzy mouthfeel. Dry and woody flavour, moderately roasted malts and cold coffee. Not a favourite of mine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown with a thin short-lived off-white head. Aromas are surprisingly roasted... Dark malt and coffee. Some chocolate. Definitely more porter territory than 80. Taste is sweet. Finish is a bit thin. OK.

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