Brewed by Broughton
Style: English Strong Ale
Biggar, Scotland


on tap

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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Bottle; Pasteurised.
The soldiers of the Highland and Lowland regiments of Scotland are known as "The Jocks". This classic Scottish Strong Ale with its strong warming flavours of malt and hops, is a fitting tribute to these powerful fighting men. A drink to be savoured at room temperature.
Major ingredients are:-
Optic Pale Ale Malt, Roast Barley. Hops used are English grown Challenger, Fuggles and First Gold.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2002
Deep red almost black color. No head to speak of. Smells like mollasses and fruit. Starts sweet with an a mild anise flavor. Finish figs/dates that lasts. Bought this a the grocery in Creif. I didnt wait for it to chill. Poured and drank in the car on the way home.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5624) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 Started in 1979 by David Younger of McEwan and Younger, Broughton changed hands in 1995 and has managed (somehow) to gain a reputation for decent beers. This Scottish Ale has more in common with an English Old Ale: a good strength used to add depth, and lots of complex chopped fruit embedded in a malt jelly base. Initially pleasing it soon becomes apparant that this is a beer flexing its over-inflated muscles into a parody of a sugar coated muscle builder. The result is an Arnold Schwarzenegger fruit cake dipped in rum and Fairy Liquid. Unbalanced and crude - there are better Old Ales (or English Strong Ales) around. Try Theakston Old Peculier for example, or - if you can find it - Stonehenge's Old Smokey. [2.8]
And again... White Cliffs Winter Ales Fest. Gravity. Sweet. Acidic. Not brilliant. [2.8]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Ahhh, a terrific ale, though it doesnt taste all that Scottish. Its right up there with Faygate Dragon on my list of enjoyable ales. Note to drinkers: this ones kind of sweet and is fairly malty. You may note a small bite of alcohol if you search for it. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7619) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Rerate Aroma not as prominent, flavor not quie as sweet and chewy - still decent though. Original 4 Like a fruit salad in a glass. Wished I would have had some meat and cheese like the bottle recommends. Heavy molasses aroma - thick pour with particles lasting throughout. Weak head. Full - bodied fruity malty flavor. Strong finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Serious Scotchness here. Very smooth and silky, very malty, alcohol is excellently hidden, but it was just too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2002
roasted malty aroma deep red color, sweet and sticky flavor, this may be one of my favorite scottish ales

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzuriel (2038) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2002
Good heavy ale with plenty of alcohol kick. Good sweet flavor balanced out by good hop presence. Very very nice. Good beer for lots of occasions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2002
A dark reddish brown, with a light tan head. This had a sweet slightly fruity flavor, and a malty, chocolatey profile. Nice finish, slightly sweet, with a pinch of spicyness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5866) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Nice clear dark amber orange color. A tight bubbled tan head which covers the glass as you imbibe. Rich caramel aroma with a hint of alcohol (aroma of many barley wines). Slight paper flavors (Dated sample - best by October 2001, what should I expect for $0.75US). Flavors of light milk chocolate cover dates. Quite sweet but the sweetness does not completely take over and finishes rather light. Finish has some hints of vanilla. I believe a fresh sample would be spot on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2002
Strong in flavor, rich in malt, some fruitiness. Nose is deceptively quiet. Good hop bitterness and spice in finish without dominating.

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