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Scottish Borders Dark Horse

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Brewed by Scottish Borders
Style: Bitter
Jedburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Spicy hops and dark malts create a beer that is long on finish and full of surprises.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1276) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Cask black rock wakefield. Chestnut beer good white head lacing. Aroma is roasted malts. Taste is same some caramel nice long n bitter finish. Medium body soft carbonated. Good stuff

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Golden-amber, thin head, toffeeish, demerara and sweet earthy notes. Nice, like a strong mild.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19336) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
Bottled. Clear nut brown, small head. Caramelly nose. Mid sweet with medium bodyaand rounded mouthfeel.Lots of caramel. Light spicy bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Fluffy head, pale brown body, sweet and slick mouthfeel, grain malt aroma, treacly taste. Not a bad beer, best out of Aldi Festival.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuartyboy (635) - SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle from Aldi a clear reddy Brown ale with strong bitterness some coffee malt but generally a bit watery lacks body’s depth a very average bitter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nilz (382) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2013
500ml bottle from Aldi, a dark ruddy oak with minimal head, aroma was fruity, malt and taste of nice bitterness, dark fruits and some chocolate. Rather fine!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (4439) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2013

Appearance: Clear nutty brown color with a creamy off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, mild roasted malt and caramel malty.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Very soft carbonation.
Taste: Dominating caramel malty, mild roasted malt and mild fruity.
Overall impression: Dull bitter because of to flat carbonation.
Personal stats: On tap at The Philharmonic in Liverpool, England.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1601) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Had on cask at the Eagle and Child I Oxford. This is a very nice beer. Lots of caramel and toffee notes. Amber brown in color. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6733) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
Cask at The Clachan. It pours clear brown with a medium off-white head. The nose is wood, earth, caramel, roasted malt, dark fruit and a hint of smoke. The taste is bitter-sweet, roasty, wood, leather, varnish, caramel, dark fruit and berry with a lingering dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty good depth for the style. Well-integrated flavour. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JUL 21, 2013
A dark ruby/brown bitter. Full of long lasting bitterness and a dryish hop character. Some crystal malt in the finish.


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