Brewed by Fyne Ales
Style: Bitter
Cairndow, Argyll, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available filtered in 500ml dark glass bottles.
A robust ale, with reddish mahogany colour and warm roasted malt flavours. Fruity hop aromas generate a distinctive character to this beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nodrog (13) - - OCT 4, 2012
Bottled. Dark brown cola colour, nice head and lacing. Mild aroma. Strong malt, subtle hop flavour, a hint of tobacco and smoke, chocolate. Long bitter but well balanced aftertaste. A superbly balanced Scottish-style ale.

ManVsBeer (11126) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Fox & Goose Spring Beer Festival 2017. Amber-brown in colour. Has some very malty dark malts.

ClarkVV (6958) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Cask at Ginger Man Boston, 3/31/17.
Clear auburn-copper with an off-white head atop showing moderate to moderately low retention.
Fruity in the nose with both ester and hop contributing. Red fruits with just a touch of mild orange that quickly fold in to the lightly honey-accentuated malts. Some bread and more fresh yeast on the finish with a reasonable minerality and no alcohol or flaw.
Some crystal malt character adds tea and spice with light bread and a bit of soft honey helping smooth things over somewhat. Mild but balancing bitterness and tons of fruitiness. Soft, dry, flavorful and drinkable with no flaw or alcohol. Quite nice.

nimbleprop (8924) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2017
On cask at Churckey, pours a very watery brown with no head. Nose is just OK, some detritus, some soggy bread, black tea, some dried apple. Flavor is a bit of a let down... really just heavy black tea, some malts and bread, but really one note. Finishes watery.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Cask. Small off-white head atop clear brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, berry, some caramel, light orange/earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some caramel, light raisin. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2017
From a cask at the January 2017 ACAF. Dark clear copper body. Durable bubbly head. Very appealing aroma dominated by toffee but with some brown bread. More richness and complexity in the flavor which is also stronger than the aroma suggests. Relatively hoppy finish and aftertaste. Excellent bitter-sweet balance. Very nice.

Mortlach (2532) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 16, 2017
Handpump @Ma che siete venuti a fà (Rome). Ambrata carica, schiuma bianco sporca molto persistente. Al naso sentori di malti, nocciola, mela, erba tagliata. In bocca è ben equilibrata ma un po’ stantia, forse non freschissima. Corpo leggero, carbonazione soft. Anonima.

anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2016
Cask @ Euston Tap, Euston NW1. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy finish.

Towey1989 (3429) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Cask at The Bursley Ale House, Burslem. A clear brown colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of nuts, dark fruits, some caramel and subtle spicy, earthy hops. Taste of dark fruits, caramel, some nuts, slight raisin and subtle spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A lingering, fruity, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. A fruity and pleasant bitter with nice sweetness and a good bitter finish. Nice.

Tstamba (786) - Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle to a glass in Oban. Dark brown with ample thick off whit head. Lots of malt presence with a nice twist of resin and hop bitterness... It did not last long, i was thirsty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

GlasgowTAD (2007) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2016
Cask at the Laurieston. Pours clear amber-brown with an unsteady, foamy offwhite head. Aroma is caramel and grain. Taste is caramel sweet, grain, high grain bitterness. Medium body with a slightly watery feel.

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