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Brewed by Broughton
Style: English Strong Ale
Biggar, Scotland

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle 500ml. Pours a good ruby colour with a medium tan head. Quite a fruity aroma, with hints of coffee coming through. The flavours were interesting; quite a rummy background with dark roast coffee taste coming through. A pleasant hoppy finish to it with a lingering bitterness. Not a session ale.

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dj (625) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2007
Bottle, 500ml. A dark black colour with a large brown head. Aroma is malty with cherry and floral hops. Taste is roasted malt with cocoa, a little floral hop and some hint of coriander. A burnt, citric, herbal finish. Nice, but not outstanding.

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joergen (29007) - 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.

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TET (3176) - Kaarina, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2008
Dark brown beer with small beige head. Aroma is complex and there are some sweetness, roasted malts, redberries and hint of sourness. Flavour is quite simple after nice aroma: malty, slightly roasted and quite dry. Quite easy and light to drink but still nice. Aroma was promised something special but flavour was quite simple and not-characteristic. Worth to try but propably I don’t buy this anymore.

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bierkoning (13615) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle from Tbone, thanks! Dark brown color. Malt, raisin, caramel and milk chocolate in the aroma. Sweet raisinny caramelly flavor. Pear. Sticky mouthfeel. Not unpleasant.

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lusikka (7817) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2010
500 ml bottle @ home. Rated @ 25.4.2009.
Pours a brown colour with a large, frothy, white head. Aroma of mild hops, malts and oak. Flavour of roasted malts, caramel and oak. Hoppy finish. Medium bodied with not so pleasant carbonation. Average.

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anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a fruit malty caramel finish.

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BlackHaddock (7592) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
500ml Bottle, best before the end of Dec 2011, poured into a vase shaped ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged pint glass on 29 Nov 2011. Dark cola coloured body, or a ruby red looking beer if you’d prefer. The head a thin covering of tight bubbles, off-white in colour. Chocolate malty aroma, no hops in the nose that I could find, some pine nut hints though. Strange taste combination, chocolate malts like the smell, with a fizzy pop (coke) flavour in the mix, I’m struggling to describe this too well: but it’s a blend of two brews which to me don’t go together as well as the brewery might have wanted it too. As mentioned above, not sure what the brewer wanted from this beer: interesting, different and drinkable, but just lacking something I can’t put my finger on.

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SilkTork (5807) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2006
Pasteurised bottle from Tesco. A caramel sweet dark beer with roasted notes, but little bitterness. Quite pleasant in that quite pleasant sweet old ale manner reminiscent of Old Peculier. Indeed, it is very much like the bottled Old Peculier. Lacking in character, if not in fizzy cola type flavour, this is nevertheless a drinkable beer.

3
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2007
UPDATED: APR 2, 2007 Pretty good for a Jock ale (sweaties usually brew up a load of auld shit!) Dark brown, come black colour, described as a porter on the bottle (along with some old twaddle about some Scotch knights that’s probably all made up), but tasted more stouty to me. A touch malty and sweet, but quite a bit of bitter dryness with some carbonation, all of which I hence approve. Overall, pretty good and a pleasant surprise.


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