Brewed by Inveralmond
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask: Unfiltered. Bottle: Filtered.
A dark beer with a well balanced sweetness, malt and chocolate tones. Challenger, Fuggles and Cascade hops produce a rich and spicy aroma with a balanced bitterness and full-bodied flavour.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (1088) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Cloudy brown-red-copper with thin-flat head. Sweet malts, nuts, & berries aroma. Sweet malts and nice balace of hops, notes of carmel. Farily smooth with mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (10408) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2007
Cask, Loughborough Fest 07. Toffee brown with a small head. Aromas are sweet weetabix malts wth floral, earthy notes and some toffee and spices. Flavours are sweet toffee and weetabix with smooth chocolate. Dark chocolate bitterness with citrus and peppery notes. Ans easy drinking good malty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle. Multiple aromas hit the nose. Sweet fruit, caramel, rosty and spice. Caramel color body with off white head. Flavor was a good balance of sweet fruit and sweet caramel malt. Mild bitterness presence was what won me over for this one. Also the spice in aroma was not overpowering in the flavor. A fruity somewhat dry aftertaste on palate good brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10693) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle. Nice copper colour. Aroma of bit roasty malts, caramel, bit smoke. Flavour of soft roasty malts, caramel. some smoke, slightly spiced and bitter hops. Bitter finish. A good tasty ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2007
Pretty good. I may not like scotland but they make some pretty good beer, even though they arent renowned for it. Everything about it has been said already.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3372) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Bottle sample with Stegosaurus. Pours bronze with an off-white head. Aroma of roast, hops, and caramel malt. The flavor is caramel, roast, and bitter. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Stone of Destiny   Pours a fairly dense, bronzed-ruby body with heavy particulate and a head that is soon a wisp & halo. Weak coffee notes in an overall weak aroma. Some toffee, peanut brittle, earthiness... all grounded by alcohol. Caramel flavor, a bit on the dank side. Mid-bodied with a dirty mouthfeel and mild astringence to finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle sample with Beerded_one. Pours a deep dark cleak amber with a decent size off-white head. Aroma of mild roasted malts, fuggle hops, and caramel. The flavor is sweet caramel malts upfront, roast, slight chocolate, and bitter hops. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Pours a tawny honey color w/ a shallow, beachball spattered froth that hangs in there for the duration.Very nice. Aroma of granite, wet hay, dried dark fruits. Medium nectar w/ absolutely no effers at all, not a one. Very dry yet wet on the palate. Soured malt, slightly roasted tree bark, faint bakers cocoa. Theres a big hop presence here from start to finish. The finish is bittered w/ velvety asprin. Overall: it s a delicately flavored brew w/ an old world disposition that screams at you w/ citrus rind the whole time. A must try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Earthy chocolate maltiness intelligently converses with grassy, leafy hoppiness in a superbly balanced and satisfying session bitter. This evident cousin of Ossian also possesses a growing forest of bitterness which is patient, but very rewarding.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A wispy sheet of head hangs on to the clear auburn.
-Dark chocolate sweetness admirably blends into the wooden, leafy hoppiness.
-Citrusy hop tips aid quenchability.
-A svelte body and large bubbles obviously dont emulate the cask.
-Maltiness could be a little bulkier, but I might be splitting hairs...;)
-Dryness accompanies the finishing bitterness.

Bottle; best before Feb. 08.

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