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


on tap

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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (2449) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle from Tomlinsons in Inverness. Poured a dark rusty copper colour, slight haziness, with a decent 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. Decent if unspectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (2294) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 9, 2015
At Boban factory in Vranovo-Serbia, 0,50 bottle. Pours Amber cloudy (going dark, bright), off-white little head. Nose: caramel, wood, whiskey background. Mouth: mild butter cookies feel, caramel, hint of alcohol, minimal bitter final. Strawberries. Cool. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2015
500ml bottle from M&S Pours reddish, black with a very slight orange tinge. Smells malty dough. Taste is subtle fruit, some dough, slight orange. Medium sweet with quite a strong alcohol taste in the finish until the ale heats up in the glass when the alcohol taste disappears and leaves a very pleasant, smooth finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kliggerwar (152) - - DEC 16, 2014
Color of a brown ale with a thin white head. Aroma is of a raisin. Taste has some caramel with a mild liquor bite little bitter at the beginning with a clean finish. To be honest its pretty good enjoy it quite a bit more then any other scotch ale Ive ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
koppertone (63) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours with a thin head, very pleasant almost orange appearance. A very nice aroma of plum, sweet malt, caramel and spice. Taste is medium sweetness. A bit of caramel. Doughy and a hint of citrus. Alcohol is hidden though perceptible and lingers in the aftertaste. Very warm. Overall very good and unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (3543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with light ot moderate head. Aromas of sweet malts, bread, and golden raisins. Flavors of dusty malts, breadcrusts, burnt caramel, and old apples. Bitter finish. Odd for a Scotch Ale - more a strong Amber. 13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Reminded me of a slightly bitter Innis & Gunn, with a fruity, caramel, malty aroma. Had a hoppy, malty smoky flavour. A bit malty for me, but a good beer nevertheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3487) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
330ml brown bottle, Craft Beer Advent Calendar, day 13. Hazy orange, small beige head with creamy edges and small lace rings. Caramel malt nose, some fruitiness. Taste is peat, earth, bread and caramel sweetness. Bitter end with peaty notes and light alcohol. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brainwafer (33) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Quite a buttery and doughy nose to it. Pours up a clean copper color..not as scotchy as id expext from scotland.. extremely buttery dough taste.. not bad at all I do admit for a 7% .. nice cresmy feel on the pallet would drink again..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (2010) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Aroma of scotch, malt, and caramel. Pours a clear dark amber with a thin, off white head, an occasional bubble and a few tiny particulates. Even though, thin, with low effervescence, retention is pretty good. Taste is scotch, peat, malt, bread, and moderate late bitterness.

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