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Brewed by St Andrews Brewing (Scotland)
Style: Scotch Ale
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Brewed, bottled and labelled by hand in small batches of 513 bottles at one time by one bloke. Only the best malt and the finest whole hops are used; no tins of extracts or flavourings, just natural goodness. This beer, like all St Andrews Brewing Co beers, is brewed with passion to be drunk with passion. Enjoy, Bob.
A proper winter warmer. This strong dark ale follows the same recipe as my regular Neuk Ale, just jumped up to 7.8%. A rich dark ale full of chocolate and molasses flavours with a long lasting bitter finish, from a sack full of British hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (12501) - Edinburgh, - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle at xmas tasting. Dark brown, roast chocolate nose, bit of cheese, dry and bitter taste, roast chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14009) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius, Edinburgh. It pours darkest brown with a thick light tan head. The nose is soft, roasted malt, jammy, vinous, treacle and coffee. The taste is bitter, roasted malt, coffee, mild spice, earth, dark fruits, cola, light smoke, some acidity and spice with a dry finish. Medium+ body and average carbonation. Interesting and quaffable. Plenty going on. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (1600) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle courtesy ofJohnRMurdoch a clear dark beer with earthy aroma flavour is woody smokey with treacle molasses taste quite bitter on the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mr_h (5350) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
330ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - opaque dark brown, non-existent head, earthy malty aroma, no lacing, earthy chocolate flavour, very bitter, oily texture

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (4739) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
330ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Dark brown, not much head. Treacle malt aroma. Coffee grassy malty flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (6397) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from Beerhive. Appearance - opaque black with a nice fawn head. Nose - burnt sugar on the edge of liquorice. Theres something that resembles wood and/or smoke. Intriguing. Taste - dark chocolate and nougat. So Toblerone. Burnt sugar on top of this. This calms down to Highland toffee in the finish. Palate - medium to full bodied with a big tangy texture. Despite this richness there is relative freshness in the finish.which is extremely long. Overall - delicious Scotch Ale. Almost as good as the regular version which is stunning. Great recipe Bob. Overall - Overall -

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (10283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
330ml bottle at home. Pours dark, dark brown, near black. Thin tan head than soon goes. Aromas of burnt sugar, caramel, a woody note, and something zingy from (Im guessing) the yeast. Dark stone fruit too, really interesting nose. Taste brings all this together, with a nice sweet toffee finish, and cleansing bitterness. Their best so far for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Black with almost no head - a small amount of beige foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma of earthy hops, roast malt, coffee, chocolate. Sweet with a light bitter finish. Oily texture, light-medium carbonation, could be a bit thicker. Pretty good.

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