Brewed by Broughton
Style: English Strong Ale
Biggar, Scotland


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottle; Pasteurised.
This exciting beer is a blend of a strong ale and a porter style beer each brewed in their own way, but married together in a conditioning tank to produce an interesting mix of flavour and aroma.
Major ingredients are:-
Optic Pale Ale Malt, Crystal Malt, Black Malt and pinhead oats. Hops used are English grown Challenger, Fuggles and First Gold

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle. A dark red brown beer with a medium beige head. The aroma is of chocolate and carame. The taste is sweet light roasted, chocolate, caramel and raisins, light hoped. Medium body with a light sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (10130) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2007
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are malty with molasses and chocolate. Roast coffee notes with some nuttiness. Fairly sweet. Flavours are sweet chocolate malts with caramel. Quite smooth with some fruitiness. Lightly spicy on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (35682) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2007
Bottled. A deep red beer with a small tan head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet mlaty with notes of spices, caramel, and over ripe fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with an off white head. Fruity aroma of malts and caramel. Light roasted flavour of fruits, caramel and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (11612) - Sborg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
Bottled. Dark burgundy coloured. Unclear. Light brown head. Light roast, some sweetness, fruits and caramel. Flavour is quite the same. Caramel, roast and sweetness. Some fruity notes. Is medium bodied. Light bitter and fruity in the end. A bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle. [Another great tasting session @ Papsoe] Small creamy beige head that mostly diminished. Mahogany sparkling body. Spare lacework. Light toasted malty aroma, hint of fruit, grain, and caramel. Light hoppy notes as well. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Light sweet and bitter flavor in balance. Light toasted malty and light bitter finish. 6 / 3 / 6 / 3 / 14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
50 cl bottle. Dark clear colour with a nice head. Malty aroma with notes of burned caramel. Smooth flavour of malt, caramel and some fruitness. Not much for an old ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1992) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2007
From the bottle this pours a dark brown with no head and a cola-like carbonation in the beginning, although this gradually subsides. Creamy, sweet caramel and tobacco aromas with roasted, dark chocolate notes. None of these are too obvious at the start but come across well once it beer has aired slightly. Rich burnt malt and chocolate flavours coat the palate. These flavours are comitted to the tongue with a creamy texture. All of these qualities make for a delicious ale thats varied and especially pleasant on a cool night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25721) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2007
[email protected]s Skotoberfest 2007. Dark ruby red colour with a bubbly head, that vanishes quickly. Aroma is caramel malts, flowery hops, with some oaky hints as well as slight smoke and dark chocolate. Flavour is quite much the same along with some slight milder spices in it. Refreshing and quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 500ml bottle (Poirotti, Helsinki, Skotoberfest 2007)
Very dark red, almost black. Lively head, but it fades quickly. Sweet chocolately malt aroma, slightly smoky too. Very carbonated, perhaps too much so. Slightly sour malty taste, pleasantly hopped, not excessively so. Quite full-bodied and well-rounded.

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