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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. also available bottled.
In 1940 a special training school was set-up in Tobermory with the purpose of teaching anti-Submarine warfare to newly formed crews of frigates, corvettes, sloops and Patrol Service trawlers. Vice-Admiral Sir Gilbert Stephenson KBE, CB, CMG commanded this 2-3 week intensive course.
Stephenson was in his mid-sixties and his methods, being brutal and controversial, were much talked about by those serving under him. Stories and anecdotes of this extremely efficient, strict and energetic man led to TV personality Richard Baker, who served under him, producing a book about him in 1972 titled "The Terror Of Tobermory" (W.H. Allen).

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Scopey (14766) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle from Aldi’s, Inverurie. It pours clear red - brown with a medium off-white head. The aroma is malt - driven, brown bread, soft fruity vibe, dried fruits and wood. The taste is initially dry, bitter-sweet, toasted nut, wood, earth, dried fruits, light spice, jam and caramel with a dryish finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Simple fruity bitter.

3.1
jamestulloch (4116) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber body with a dense off-white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of bread, caramel and dirt. Flavour of red apple, earth and a slightly metallic, short-lived finish. Thin body with a watery texture. Very fizzy. A simple Bitter.

3.6
BlackHaddock (7346) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
500ml bottle: Batch 3710: BBD July 15. Bought in a Scottish Aldi while on holiday. Poured into a ’Gwaun Valley Brewery’ badged pint sleeve at home on 10th Nov 14. Good looking brown brew with an off-white top. Dry roasted malt aroma and taste, very little sweetness from the malts, hints of fruity flavours but the hops and un-sweet maltiness give the beer a dry bitterness even though the main player seems to be the maltiness. Decent and different.

3.3
ianwelby (1392) - SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Clear gold beer with a light bitter aroma of hop and sour fruit. Flavour is floral citrus followed by a bit of airy spice on the tongue and when you breathe out. Interesting and tasty.

3.1
allmyvinyl (10624) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2014
500ml bottle courtesy of AshtonMcCobb - Cheers! Pours clear amber-brown, thin white head. Aromas of nuts and caramel, light metallic note. Taste is more of the same. Sweet, nutty finish.

3.1
AshtonMcCobb (6612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle at McGochans bar restaurant in Tobermory. Appearance - cloudy amber brown with a decent head. Nose - honey and hazelnuts. Taste - more hazelnuts against a more lasting honey and caramel note. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - I’d say this was a Scottish Ale in style. Decent but the weakest of their 3 regular beers.

3.4
MrJamesMcEwan (244) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
Brown colour with a hint of orange. Very little head and carbonation so easy drinking. Grassy aroma. Malty flavour. Taste of soda bread.

3.3
Grumbo (2951) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle from Tomlinson’s Beer Shop, Inverness. Pours a fairly uninspiring dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Caramel malt aroma. Moderately sweet, medium body, quite flat carbonation, caramel finish - quite enjoyed this.

3.8
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Does what it says on the tin, or bottle in this instance. Malty, bit of fruit, hoppy finish. Chestnut coloured with hint of orange. Thin head and pretty decent lacing. Nothing particularly unique about this but very enjoyable. I will buy again. 500ml bottle poured into straight glass.

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mr_h (5560) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Cask by handpump at Paisley Beer Festival - brown with a marginal haze, no head, earthy malty aroma, similar flavours, bit of caramel, very low carbonation, bitter to sour dry finish


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