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style
Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Scotch Ale
Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Believed to have originated from Edinburgh in the 1800s, the brewing of Scotch ales is now more of a focus for the US craft brewers than for those in its homeland. This beer, however, is a distillation of all that is good in Scotland. A liquid fruit cake with a malty foundation and a rich spice finish, this will fill your palate and astound you for minutes as you unlock the multi-layers of flavour.
A blinding pairing with roast lamb and equally good with a dram of Glenmorangie Lasanta.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strap (835) - Sindelfingen, - OCT 20, 2013
Tasty. Sweet caramel flavor, malty and sort of bready. Liked this one a lot. Plus, it's organic so it's good for me and the environment ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (2448) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 27, 2016
On tap @ The Rake, London - UK. Color: dark brown beer with no carbonation and small ivory head. Smell: caramel and toffee domination, really sweet malt nose, boozy finish. Taste: medium body with full caramel and toffee taste, strong caramel malt domination, really sweet and quiet boozy. Astringent finish. Boozy. Aftertaste: caramel, toffee, astringent and alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (22895) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Deep amber brown color tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Taste is malty, starts sweet, bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmctaster (85) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2016 Brown with a khaki head. Aroma of malts, caramel, and toffee. Taste is bitter and tart. Very robust.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (3645) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle (at the tube, as "Black Isle Organic Scotch Ale", ABV may have been 6.5%). Pours dark amber. Aroma is very sweet , sugary, caramelly, malty. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, malt. Alcohol is mostly covered. Overall: good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bubeer (410) - - OCT 8, 2016
Ruby with mahogany edges. Thin head with low retention. Aroma intensity 3.75/5. Malt, nuts, olive oil, hay and spices aroma. Even bitter/sweet balance. Medium body. Thin texture

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YantarCoast (1141) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 15, 2016
330ml bottle from Bochka in Moscow. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is treacle, roastiness, dark fruits. Taste is caramel, dark fruit, oak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7288) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color - almost black - with a large creamy tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was malty, toasty and woody with some dark fruit. The flavor was toasty and woody with caramel, honey, molasses and a bit of dark fruit. Long finish. Medium bodied and smooth. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
L_Lovecraft (432) - - JUN 16, 2016
Caramel, bit roasted, red fruits, deep brown with reddish reflections with a huge and quite persistant tan head, medium body, medium carbonation, a bit watery, roasted and red fruits...not an extraordinary scotch ale but see his scottish power in a thistle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Cask at cloisters. Pours clear ruby with a thin, creamy head. Aromas of toffee and faint herbs. Taste is sweet, toffee. Herbal finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3765) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Clear amber/brown body with a medium beige head. Steady carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of Frazzles, nuts and earth. Flavour of caramel, roasted malt, plum and butterscotch. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Really well balanced. A luxurious treat.


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