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

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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cask, regular
Also available bottle conditioned
Our traditional 80/- A big malty mouthful with a little bitter finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (3000) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 28, 2013
Bottle at home from AleselA
Pours light chestnut with a toasted marshmallow head. Sultana and caramel dominate on the nose. Its pretty sweet but balanced by burnt toast malt and a touch of ashen coffee. A developing redcurrant and milk chocolate flavour lead to a long fruity finish. Certainly one of the better 80/- Iíve tried thus far.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Again didnít feel like a bitter. Aroma is lots of sweet roasty barley. Taste is very good, lots of malt again, like mugi cha. Treacle again. But light and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (204) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - AUG 13, 2014
the aroma is caramel and fruity... the taste of caramel, dark fruits, coffee, toast with notes of citrus, chocolate, toffee and vanilla... dry and sweet aftertaste... looks like porter, a little bit...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2013 Bottle. Think I got my notes a bit mixed up on this one. It is brown with a friendly malty aroma. Maltiness dominates . Creamy head and a good example of this style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5257) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a very dark brown beer with ruby red highlights. It has rich chocolate and malty flavours, red fruit and an earthy roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OwainTurner (322) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
At Rutland Beer Festival... cloudy dark colour. No head. Chocolate taste, very nice indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1312) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Despite my anxieties from the touristy name and venue (Cafe Royal in Edinburgh), this was surprisingly good. Rich malt, some chocolate and dark fruits. Really good bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (479) - SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2013
(Bottle.) Pours a very dark brown/red colour with a decent head, though it dissipated quickly. Very strong malt smell with smokey overtones. Taste is malt with the smoke leaving a lasting backtaste. Chocolate, nuts and some sort of fruit in the flavour as well. Itís not one of my favourites but thatís just my taste rather than the beer itself. Thereís quite a lot of flavours but itís well balanced and doesnít feel, as can often happen, like there are too many flavours and that none stand out.


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