Brewed by Black Wolf
Style: Bitter
Stirling, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Bottle: Filtered; Regularly available
Previously known as Ben Nevis
A mountain of a beer, this is a chestnut red, malty, full-bodied beast with a lightly hopped aftertaste.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (1117) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
500ml bottle served cool. Dark Brown with a thin offwhite head. Definitely not Ruby Red. Aroma of hay and barnyard, taste of dried fruit and smoky leather. I have an aversion to smoky flavours in beer, so I might not be doing this justice. O.K. but a bit "meh". Good luck if its your bag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2011
330ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours an amber colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of caramel and treacle with some yeast and grassy hop notes. Malty flavour upfront with caramel and a bitter - dry finish. Moderate CO2 prickle also. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (14223) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2011
Bottled, 330ml from Asda in Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland. Reddish brown with scummy head. Sweetish malty fruity beer, there is a slight twang, blueberry note Sweet finish. Ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (4419) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2011
1 June 2011, bottle. dark amber, clear some bubbles. nice red fruit nose and a surprising alcohol and hop aroma. med body and mildly fizzy. flavour is not as grand. biting sweet nutty amber ale. some lingering bitter grassy hops. nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (4739) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle from Peckhams Rye. Rich medium brown colour with a massive foamy head. Strong resin malt aroma. Big oaty malty flavour. Quite fizzy & sharp. Nice bottle but not much else to like about this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear and copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is weak with malt and hops with grass and earthy notes. The flavor follows the nose closely. The palate is dry. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
flying_pig (1531) - SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle (330ml) - Quite like a lot of English bitters with hints of toffee & some malts on the nose. Dark fruits & a pleasant berry smell along with some caramel can also be detected. Dark Copper with a nice, dark white head that settles to a half centimeter of lacing around the top of the glass. Quite dark but clear with no bubbles. Rather like the smell with dark summer fruits such as berries being the main flavour detected. It mirrors the smell with toffee & hints of caramel. There is a quite bitter aftertaste. Quite light on the palate with lots of carbonation &quite a bit of fizz on the tongue as it is drank. I found this one just a little too watery although it was very easy to drink. I doubt I would purchase this beer again although wouldnt rule out drinking it again, its just that there is a lot of much better bitters out there. - - - /

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (8933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2010
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby color with a medium white head. The aroma is caramel and light fruit, sweet malty. A easygoing rich caramel backbone aside the more fruity almost yeasty presences. Thin and very watery. Easy to drink. Decent. Earthy grains as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (11215) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Bottle. Buttery toffee malt aroma with a hint of hops. Clear chestnut color with moderate head. Slight sweet butter toffee malt and lightly bitter grass hops. Nice body. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2010
Thought this was dead, but actually its a bit of a gusher; still chestnut with a slimming beige collar. All attractive things on the nose; sensible fragrant hop, leafiness, malt loaf, blackcurrant dripped on cinder toffee. Sinks smooth with a wash of chalk; that slippery mineral Scottish feel with a dab of brine, red fruit undercurrents, fresh biscuity malt like digestives. Enjoyable on all fronts really: underrated.

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