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Maxim Andersons Best Scotch

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Brewed by Maxim
Style: Mild Ale
Houghton le Spring, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This traditional dark northern ale has been brewed especially for the Wetherspoon Autumn 2011 real-ale festival. A lightly hopped and full-bodied beer, it has sweet blackcurrant flavours and a dryness from the roasted barley, leaving a lingering, creamy and smooth finish on the palate Hops: Goldings, Willamette


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
New Oxford, Salford 27 Jan 13. Ultradyprød. Lavt - litt farget skum. Litt lacing. Bra karamellaroma med tilløp til søt whisky. Smaken litt tynn. Forsiktig whiskypreg. Søt ettersmak.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The New Oxford, 11 Bexley Sq, Salford, Manchester, England M3 6DB.

Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, dried dark fruit, light butterscotch. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130125]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8044) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2013
Cask ale, half pint at the Winter Ales Festival at the New Oxford pub in Salford. Mahogany coloured body with a deep ruby shade. Lacing rings down the glassware. Inviting aroma of earthy malts added by liquorice. The taste profile is a nice mix of dark fruits, aniseed and mid-sweet, dark chocolate malt. Dry fruity ending. Soft in the mouth. Pleasant (Greater Manchester, 27.01.2013).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martin243 (768) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2013
1/2 at The Tilley Stone Gateshead.Dark reddish brown with an off white head Dark dried fruit aroma and flavour. Nothing develops after the first mouthful. A bit boring.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3871) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2012
Some hints of fruit, but no real scotch or malt whiskey taste to it whatsoever.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
5th October 2011
Crosse Keys Spoons. Clear dark brown beer. Residual pale tan head. Mild toffee malts, tasting fresh with a little lacto, but dry. Nutty as well. Trace of marmalade hops. Very dry finish. Okay.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol October 2011. Dark brown with a slight, off-white head. Sweet, berry fruit and milk chocolate aroma. Flavour had caramel, more fruit and chocolate and a dry, slightly roast finish. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 2, 2011
Cask @ The Muckle Cross, Elgin
Very dark ruby, clear, thin frothy white head.
Aroma of caramel malts, some roasted malts, molasses, fruity notes, no hops.
Taste of dark caramel malts, some chocolate, some roasted malt, hint of coffee, fruity, quite sweet, porter qualities - can’t taste the hops here, bit watery.
Palate - Quite sweet, smooth, abrupt light sweet malty finish with a slight lingering hint of chocolate, soft carb, thinnish body.
Overall - Easy drinking light porter (or slightly strong mild), but taste dulls after a while.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2011
Cask conditioned Handpump Four Candles Oxford. A near black beer with a whitish head. I remember drinking Scotches in Cumbria many years ago, and this is close to that mark. Very low hopped. Good dryness and nuttiness. Late fruits. Has that woody altbier character. It’s pretty interesting and slips down very easily.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (2467) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Cask at the Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham. Very dark brown with a big loose head, coffee and chocolate on the nose, slightly tart and dry blackberry wine body, more coffee on the finish.


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