Brewed by Oban Bay (Argyll Breweries)
Style: Bitter
Oban, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
You may want to call this our 80 Shilling but with a bit more hops. A reddish brown tone with a complex malty taste, coming from the blending of both colored malts and wheat malt, resulting in a refreshing, grassy and fruity ale with a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4270) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2016
330 ml bottle with a BB date of 3/2017 purchased in Oban. Clear brown body with a decent head but minimal lacing. . Aroma: dark bread with hops and hints of tea. Flavor follows. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
uckelman (635) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Pours clear, amber. Only a little head, which dissipates within 30s of pouring. Aroma is slightly grassy. Smoky flavor, must have some smoked malt in it? Reminiscent of smoked sausage. Very little carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sarauckelman (408) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Clear red-brown with no head. Very little aroma, a hint of smoke. Matly and extremely minerally. Thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (6344) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
500ml bottle; shared with no one on 16th Feb 2015. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home, only the dog watching. Lovely clear amber body, on top a full foaming blanket which is off-white. Malty and semi-sweet in the nose, distinct toffee and caramel aromas: the taste is as the smell indicated, malty sweetness, yet with a hidden hop bitterness and bite towards the finish. A little thin body wise, could have been more robust or creamier depending on what the brewer would prefer: a little less water and a bit more alcohol and this could be awesome.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pith (160) - New York, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours amber small white head. Bubbles apparent. Aroma of nutty malts. Taste watery into fizzy light nutty malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Cask at PRAF 2013. Pours ruby brown, the taste is thin and watery, light toffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (3200) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Ppurs deep amber with a cream froth. Quite a fruity taste with light spice and a touch of soap. The best of a pretty bad bunch from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RhetoricalAns (848) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle. Hazy dark brown pour, thin tan head. A little bit of caramel, some nuttiness. Overall a little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2014
500ml bottle from the Scottish Real Ale Shop. Pours clear amber, no real head. Aromas are malty toffee, light herbs. Taste brings a nuttiness, more toffee sweet. Thin body and a watery finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from Inverness Airport. It pours clear copper with a small white head. The nose is toasty, brown sugar, golden syrup and brown bread. The taste is toasty, decent bitterness, leather, wood, digestive biscuits, touch watery, light metallic and peppery notes with a dry finish. Lightish body and high, prickly carbonation. Carbonation is a bit too much of a dominating component of this beer. Ok.

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