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Brewed by Broughton
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Biggar, Scotland
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Pasteurised.
NOTE: The Cask version has a separate listing.
Black Douglas was a famous Scottish Knight and trusted friend of Robert the Bruce. The Bruce and Black Douglas first met only a few miles from the site of Broughton Ales in the Scottish Borders.
We like to think that the dark ruby colour and the full bodied malt flavour of this ale reflect the power and strength of this great Knight.
Major ingredients are:-
Optic Pale Ale Malt, Crystal Malt and Black Malt. Hops used are English grown Challenger, and First Gold

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4.5
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Black Douglas pours to a deep ruby red/brown color with a creamy white head and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is just packed with big malty aromas. Aromas of toffee, bittersweet chocolate, and caramel flood the nose. The palate is rich and full on the tongue with a hefty body. Flavors of sweet malt, toffee, burnt currants, and bitter sweet chocolate coat the tongue. Black Douglas finishes very sweet and malty up front, a touch warm and soothing, and then ends with just enough hop bitterness so it is not too cloying. This is a wonderfully malt accented brew, and a classic example of Scottish ale. This beer is very flavorful and delicious, and is the perfect beer to sip and savor as an after dinner drink or a night cap. It would also make a great desert beer, and would work well with rich, chocolate deserts.

4.4
drmet (1063) - GERMANY - JUL 6, 2016
L: -pours a clear ruby with a medium,foamy,beige head -medium carbonation visible S: -caramel,toffee,blueberries,blackberr spicy,grassy,pine,caramel,blueberries,coffee -hig bitterniss for the style F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body O: Another winner from Broughton

4.3
Grzesiek79 (4511) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Dobre tresciwe i ladnie wygladajace Ale. Piana ladna kremowa ale srednio trwala. Kolor ciemno rubinowy. Zapach orzechow laskowych i wloskich. Smak orzechowo daktylowy. Sporo goryczki i chmielnosci w stylu brytyjskim oczywiscie. To piwo pozostawia po sobie solidna wytrawna i mocna gorycz. Bardzo przyjemne piwo choc za sprawa goryczy nie dla nowicjuszy

4.2
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2003
My favorite from Broughton. I love the flavors and aromas from the dark malts, especially the hint of smoke. Great complexity.

4.2
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2006
nice thick beer from my ancestors. good flavor. highly recommended. good scottish beer

4.2
gunnar (9978) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2010
Bottle from Scotland, thanks Graeme! Pours dark red brown with a big good looking tanned head. Nice malty nutty aroma, chocolate and coffee. Taste is moderate sweet, lots of dark caramel, chocolate and some roasted notes as well. Very good beer!

4.2
kapusil (1590) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 15, 2016
0.5l bottle. Dark orange body, thick beige head. Aroma of caramel, toast, figs, orange zest, roasted malts and floral hops. Taste of caramel, orange zest, plums, toast, nuts, roasted malts and floral hops. Very pleasant surprise. Awesome beer.

4.1
Zach Diesel (905) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2001
Damn good. Slight choclate taste on the palate. Looked awesome and tasted awesome.

4.1
khayman70 (153) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
When they say subtle hops, they aren't lying. I liked it okay, but it's not nearly as good as Merlin.


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