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Richer than most amber ales, 90 Shilling is smooth & deeply satisfying, with a crisp, clean Colorado taste. The name comes from the old Scottish method of naming a brewery's beer, based on original gravity and resulting tax rating.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Lots of chocolate in this one, especially for an amber. Sort of an Irish Stout meets and Irish Red IMO. Balanced and tasty for a change pace, but certainly nothing to go out of your way for. Sam Adams Irish Red tastes better, is easier to find, and costs less. Need I say more?


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ramboraffe (586) - SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
Sample from tap. Clear amber with big white head. Smell is caramel sweet. Taste is caramel sweet with nuts and syrup. Sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1322) - Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Appearance: clear amber orange, with a near white head that’s fluffy and frothy, leaving rich lacing rings. Aroma: strong aroma of sweet, chewy toffee, caramel, brown sugar, cherries in light syrup, and vanilla. Taste: as the aroma indicates, a little nutty, with fruit notes more prominent as it warms. Finish: lasting sweetness of brown sugar and toffee, with a bit of vanilla and wood to dry it just a tad. Notes: Really nice scotch ale. Sweet, but with a light enough palate that it was easy to drink. On draft at The Hoppy Monk in El Paso, Texas.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Shapiro85 (15)
- New York, USA - OCT 22, 2014
I like this ale. Nice amber color. I enjoyed this better than 5 barrel. It was smooth and finished clean.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
legion242 (2233) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2014
What a let down. Poured a medium garnet with a medium head. Faint nose and even more faint in the mouth. Boring.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1459) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a thistle glass, a clear deep reddish copper colour with thin but persistent off-white foam. Nice grainy and caramelly aroma. Same with the flavour plus slight malt sweetness balanced by the gentlest earthy and flowery hop bitterness, bready, nutty, slightly toasty, slightly chocolatey, slightly acidic. Light-medium body, average carbonation, extremely smooth and easy drinking. Complex and tasty. Probably as close as we can get to a fresh, year-round, widely available table-strength Scottish Ale or English Mild type. Exactly my kinda everyday drinker.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (7) - IRELAND - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Dark Amber colour with a white head that clears quickly. Smells like toffee, caramel and forest fruits. Not as hop dominant as other amber ales. Taste is much the same as the aroma. Very refreshing and smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (127) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle at home. Amber with a white head. Light-medium body. Pretty good. Worth every shilling indeed.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (710) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Mild aroma of malt. Pours a reddish brown color with a short lasting white head. Sweet malt taste with a watery feel and a sugary finish.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sjohnny (384) - - SEP 20, 2014
Sweet malt with shiny of spice(?). Pours clear copper with a thick foamy off white head. Thin bodied. Earthy. A little edge on the finish. I'd kind of expect something called a "flagship" to have some kind of distinction. This is okay and everything but just that.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevinator (991) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Easy drinking scottish ale. Caramel malt aroma with a tinge of hops. Coppery color with a tan foamy head. Average-weight palate with a certain smoothness. Calming flavors of strong malts up front but not too sweet. Slight hops bitterness to balance. Easy to drink more than one.


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