Brewed by Wellpark (C&C Group)
Style: Scotch Ale
Glasgow, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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Bottle. Brewed for export.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
JaKeAFC (699) - - JUN 9, 2013
33 cl bottle, 9%. Nice copper-red color with a creamy offwhite head. Sourish on the nose. Aroma is malty, biscuits, some caramel, liquor, brandy. Metallic spirit bitterness in the back of the throat. Taste is sweetish with violent bitter finish. Body is medium. Warming, burning. Finish is short and alcoholic. Boozy stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sissio (887) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUN 1, 2015
Clear amber, minimal cream head. Grain, brown sugar, hint of hops. Full body, riped yellow fruit, passito, cane sugar, light bitter ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvsn (1021) - ISRAEL - MAY 19, 2015
On-tap. Clear amber-brown with a creamy head. Smell of caramel, candy and toasted malt. Very sweet malty flavors, caramel and brown sugar, boozy but not overwhelming. Medium-bodied, sticky mouthfeel. Drinkable but too sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ziobarba2000 (21) - Roma, ITALY - APR 22, 2015
Bottiglia da 0.33. Alto grado alcolico e corpo molto intenso. Schiuma consistente e persistente. Colore ambrato, carbonatura moderata e adeguata. Forte sentore di caramello e frutta dolce. Gusto fruttato e finale dolciastro. Consiglio 5/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SimonD_Bel (18) - Liege, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2015
Bière plate brune clair, mousse disparaît vite. Odeur maltée assez alcoolisée. Au goût, arômes de café, alcoolisé. Bière très caractéristique de son type mais n’entrant pas dans mes goûts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2015
Boozy earthy aromas, grainy, pours a clear amber colour, with a small diminishing head, boozy full flavours of toasted malts, nutty toffee, cereals and an earthy bitter aftertaste, slick full bodied, I recon it would keep the Glasgow chill out!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
danielyabu (1360) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 5, 2015
small frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. clear average-density dark amber body. aroma: moderate malty, cereal, caramel, alcohol. if: moderate sweet. ff: moderate sweet light bitter; average duration. palate: medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation and moderate alcoholic finish. Dulçor maltado e alcoólico, lembrando bem mais malt liquor que scotch ale. Leve amargor aparece quando a cerveja ganha temperatura, amadeirado. Longe da qualidade de uma boa scotch ale. Sem a sugestão de frutas secas que os ésteres que o estilo deveria conter proporciona. Apesar da forte, a “baixa”qualidade não apresentou na parede do copo as lágrimas que deveria ter apresentado. Menos encorpada que o esperado nas diretrizes do estilo. Mais carbonatada e alcoólica que o esperado.20 s

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Giochaurand (170) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown chesnut with medium head. Aroma is smoky, sweet malts and bread. Taste is bloody malts, rye and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lore (1471) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 29, 2014
brilliant appearance of darker amber colour and one inch off-white head - and this is the only the pro, unfortunately; regarding cons: both the aroma and the taste is ’empty’ - there is only some maltiness, alcohol and maybe some minimal whisky notes - I don’t know why the hell it is categorized as Barley Wine...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ALLOVATE (2621) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Brilliant, ruddy chestnut with very little life evident. Head rises a good two inches on the pour to lapse back to a thin mattress of white. Rusty nails, cardboard, rye bread fresh baked, light soy sauce and kelp make for an interesting nose. Wow, what can you say? Puckering I suppose. This is heavily tannic and astringent and made my mouth cave in and my eyes water. At the same time it is sickly sweet but not residually so. Alcohol is amazingly restrained. Rusty, bloody flavour dominates a sherryish back drop and notes of burnt sugar and the bread of the nose. Light to medium in body with foamy carbonation. Bready, woody, rusty length with plenty of astringent malts playing havoc. A little bit ’ugh!’ (33cL, BB 31/07/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrJoller (101) - ITALY - SEP 30, 2014
Clear brown/red pour, aroma is booze, cereals and malt sweetness. Cereal character more present at taste, booze well hidden and sweetness less present. Mouthfeel is lacking something as overall beer is.

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