Sigtuna Equilibrium Scottish Strong Ale
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Brewed by Sigtuna Brygghus
Style: Scotch Ale
Arlandastad, Sweden
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2500) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2012
Deep reddish brown colour. Small head. Aroma is sour peat, dark chocolate and sweet, over ripe fruit. Sticky sweet mouthfeel. Flavour is more sour peat, plums, smoke and a hint of raspberries. Warming, alcohol bitter finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSkull (1307) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2012
(Bottle). Big aroma of malt in both smell and taste. The taste is soft and slightly sweet with delicate hints of smoke, raisins and warming alcohol. A nice and tasty beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linnet (1108) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
Ar: smokey, coffee, ash, big malt backbone, toffee, caramel, alcohol, honey. Ap: ruby colour, small beige head. F: big maltiness, rather pronounced smokiness, ash, coffee, alcohol, toffee, caramel, soft bitterness and a warming finish. M: soft carbonation, big body. T: big beer, quite nice actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2002) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
Pours a deep mahogany brown with barely any head. Aroma of malt, nuts, butterscotch with hints of smoke and soy. Taste is very boozy with a distinct sweetness and just a hint of bitterness early on. Finish is port like and boozy. Somewhat light body for the ABV with low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2012
Sample @ SMÖF 2012. Pours clear dark mahogany. Aroma is sweet malty prunes bready alcohol and raisins. Flavor is sweet floral fruity malty toasted and nicely bitter. Finishes malty bitter and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
2012-11-16. Very dark body with a small tan head. 3+ Healthy amount of smokey character, lightly peaty? 6+ Flavour is similar, sweet malty core, smokey peaty overtones. 6+ Smooth medium bodied palate, very lightly carbonated. 3+ Solid take on the style but more smokey than I would like. Bottle shared by JoeMcPhee

"Is it topless?"
"That’s why I can’t see it."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle 330ml
Aroma: mild smoke , roast , sugars , alcohol ...bon fire but in mild incarnation. Malty notes behind. 8-
Look: dark amber, hazed with lighter white top. Presentable. 4-
Taste/palate: Medium full bodied. Slight smoke , some pit ,fig plum with chewy walls. Malty top. Quiet nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1637) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
Smak och doft av trä, whiskey, karamell, honung, torkad frukt och en aning rök. Väldigt god, alkoholen döljs väl med de andra smakerna men det saknas kropp och fyllighet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2061) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2012
Flaska från SB. Kopparfärgad, inget skum. Lätt rökig och träig whiskeydoft, apelsin, caramel och fruktig lowland whiskey. Kroppen är förvånande lätt och alkoholen välgömd, har svårt att tro att den är 9,3%. Söta maltsmaker, liten rökighet, torkad frukt, honung, karamell. Känns ändå lite platt och smakerna saknar fyllighet. Okej men liten besvikelse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
Bb 2014-09-06, batch 390
Dark brown color, almost black; it has a very low carbonation, and therefore the head is small, creamy, of which only a few bubbles persist. The aroma is mild but interesting, with a balanced blend of caramel, treacle, malt, roasted malt, a hint of firewood and dark chocolate.
It’s full bodied, and round, thanks to the low carbonation too; it’s defined by the brewer as "Scottish Barley Wine", but it’s not as sweet and rich as a Barley Wine; it has a quite good flavor of dark caramel with light smoke; the bitterness is relatively low, and the final rather short.
Good, but it lacks of depth, that could acquire with just a bit more of bitterness or malt.

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