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Brewed by Black Wolf
Style: Bitter
Stirling, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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bottle,regular
Previously known as Ben Nevis
A mountain of a beer, this is a chestnut red, malty, full-bodied beast with a lightly hopped aftertaste.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopcox (29) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2012
Deep ruby colour. Toffee aroma with faint note of grass. Coppery metallic taste cuts into the caramel flavour. Overall tastes thin and weak. Needs more bittering hops. Not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1512) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2012
Aroma: Plum, caramel and grassy notes. Very malty.

Appearance: Clear, dark copper coloured body with a thin, light tan head. Medium carbonation. Good lacing.

Taste: Initial sweet malt taste, before the bitter finish. More like a bitter than an IPA.

Palate: Light body with a slick, oily mouthfeel. Lively carbonation.

Overall: A decent British IPA, though not the most memorable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
Dark, dirty amber colour. Aroma of malt and bread and some fruit. Taste is sweet, caramely, bitterness and some fruit. I canít say I particularly enjoyed this. Itís OK, but nothing more than that.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2012
Quite a nice beer! Pours a lovely ruby body, head dissipates quickly. Lovely soft malty/bready aroma. Tastes quite creamy. This is a really sessionable IPA style beer... not too hard or too soft, just right!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (5659) - ITALY - MAY 4, 2012
ambrata buona schiuma persistente maltata leggero caramello erbaceo qualche imperfezione poco corpo legermente lupolata media sechezza

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7239) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2012
330 ml bottle. Aberdeen, Scotland.
Dark copper colour with small light tan head. Very dark malt, caramel, nuts, wood and mild bitterness in aroma. Dark malt, dry wood and dry mild bitterness. Dark English style IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle in the hotel room, Aberdeen. Pours clear copper with a fizzy, white head. Modest toasty malts with hints of leaves and fruits in the aroma. Lightly sweet flavor, some slight caramel malts, leafy bitterness. Light bodied with average, tingly carbonation. Light sweet finish, mild dryness, leaves, faint berries. Rather bland overall, but itís drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (794) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
500ml bottle served cool. Dark Brown with a thin offwhite head. Definitely not Ruby Red. Aroma of hay and barnyard, taste of dried fruit and smoky leather. I have an aversion to smoky flavours in beer, so I might not be doing this justice. O.K. but a bit "meh". Good luck if itís your bag.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2011
330ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours an amber colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of caramel and treacle with some yeast and grassy hop notes. Malty flavour upfront with caramel and a bitter - dry finish. Moderate CO2 prickle also. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10579) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2011
Bottled, 330ml from Asda in Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland. Reddish brown with scummy head. Sweetish malty fruity beer, there is a slight twang, blueberry note Sweet finish. Ok


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