Inveralmond Blackfriar Scottish Ale

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Brewed by Inveralmond
Style: Scotch Ale
Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, special
Inveralmond Brewery was founded in 1997, but its young brewers are already rated among the best in Scotland. Blackfriar is the first in a series of beers honoring the role of the familiar orders of Dominican monks in the history of Perth. It is, naturally, a dark brew, hardy and warming, with a slightly sweet malty character balanced by a nice hoppiness. (Okay, its actually more of a deep burnt sienna than black, but "Deepburntsiennafriar just didnt have the same ring.)
Blackfriar is loosely described as a wee heavy, but its assertive hoppiness will quickly dispel that notion. It may not fit in any classification, but Brother Daniel declares it an instant classic, and we think youll agree.
malt: pale, crystal, chocolate, wheat
hops: pilgrim, cascade, fuggles
OG: 1066
EBC: 45

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzatoadisback (156) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2017
Dark copper, still slightly transparent. Dense slightly off-white head, good persistence and nice lacing. Aroma shows earthy malt sweetness, notes of chocolate and a bit of spiciness. Not incredibly intense but very nice and clean. Taste is mainly malty sweet with caramel, toffee and slight earthiness. Slightest spiciness and maybe some fruity hints. Bitterness is low, and pretty much just bringing balance. Medium bodied with average carbonation, slightly creamy. Nice scotch ale

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Villyzzz (372) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber with medium white head. Aroma has malts, oak, yeast and some hops. Taste is malty with oak and bitter caramel. Medium carbonation. Pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
indrekr (510) - ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2016
Appearance: golden, orange, clear, rocky head, white foam, well lasting. Aroma: sweet, bread, coffee. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. Palate:light body, creamy, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13888) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy powerfull caramellic aroma. Moderate bitter caramellic flavor. Dry and woody. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. NIce.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
minihame2 (604) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Clear, deep dark brown colour with a foamy tan head. Sweet malty aroma, a lot of cherries. Slightly bitter taste with some sweet malts. Rich bodied, slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Decent effort but not very memorable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jampura (180) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2016 Ihan ok tytelisempi olut. Makea, jopa hieman siirappinen, jtt hieman limasen kielen. Hiivaisuus vaivaa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnase (591) - Kronoby, FINLAND - APR 25, 2016
Bottled. Pours dark rusty copper color, hazy with a mediumsized head fading with some lacing. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, dates and spice. Medium sweetness, light bitterness, slight dryness to finish. Medium body, slick texture.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1955) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2016
From a bottle. Pours cloudy and dark, minimal head, slight smoke and spice flavours, pretty good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (518) - FINLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours red amber with medium beige head. Aroma is earthy, malty, toffee and caramel. Taste is rusty, tangy, alcoholic, and malty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Clear amber/brown body with a medium beige head. Low carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of fruit pudding, caramel and toffee. Flavour of rust, fig and raisin with a tangy finish. Thin to medium body with a sticky texture. Soft fizz. Unusual, nice.


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