Brewed by Stewart Brewing
Style: Brown Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottled; Regular. Has been seen occasionally in cask.
Brewed with the intention of adding a slight twist to the Scotch Ale style and named after one of Edinburgh most famous landmarks, St.Giles Cathedral, St. Giles is a combination of traditional Scottish brewing and American Cascade hops.
Dark, rich and smooth with roast chocolate aroma it has a full and robust body.
Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal, Chocolate, Wheat
Other: Oats

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MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with red highlights and a very thin head. Both aroma and flavour are chocolate and caramel. A nice malty brew.

stravale (3055) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle from Alesela
Dark caramel brown..thin white head..bit of lacing..Aroma of dark malts and a tiny hint of chocolate....Taste of dark caramel malts....some grassy hops...Palate - moderate carb...thin to medium body....some sweet malts...Finish is some malt...rapid...residual light mineraly bitterness.
Overall - Bit disappointed with this, rather plain - its OK but nothing more than that.

TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with thin beige head. Light chocolate flavour. Fizzy. Not bad.

visionthing (5289) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber with a minimal head. Sweet and malty with a nice bitter finish.

BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle at brass monkey. Brown, no head. Soft caramel aroma. Caramel malt taste, some dark fruit. Low carbonation, not a fan

downender (8584) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Abbotsford, Edinburgh 7/06/2011. Ruddy brown in colour with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of sweetish raisin fruit with a touch of nuttiness. Flavour of toffee, oranges and earthy malts with a moderately bitter finish. Good.

DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle from The Wine Cellars. Ruby with coppery edges and a slim beige foam receding to the edges of the glass. Milky brewed coffee aroma with attractive roasted nut and orange notes. Gently roasted and coffee-accented with an undercurrent of blueberry-like fruiiness. Some dead leaves and liquorice in the finish. Slightly over carbonated, becoming flat. But a decent beer.

AshtonMcCobb (6498) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2011 Re-rate. Great chocolate on the nose and taste this time - it cleans away just nicely with the piney hops. There is also more creaminess on the palate this time! Rating from 03/07/11 5/3/5/3/11 = 2.7 Brown in appearance with a red hint. Green vegetable, earthy and nut notes on the front of a malt/caramel background. Nutty and earthy on the palate and quite drying on the end. Initially delicate weight, but creamy texture and persistent length.

dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark copper with a bubbly head. Chocolate and malt on the nose. Nutty and sweet with an interesting fruity note. Smooth and drinkable with a subtle malty bitterness on the finish. Really flavourful, could drink lots of this.

Blairgus (4530) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Hazy brown, thin tan head w/ some bubbles slightly sweet (not sickeningly so) chocolate milk malt aroma thin/med body and mildly fizzy mild mil choc malt flavour with some hops to balance but they aren’t prominent, nor can i really place them. I just recognize that it isn’t overly malty. carbonation makes the beer very crisp for a dark, malty ale probably my favourite bottled Stewart’s beer.

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