Highland Brewing Co.
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"a world class dark ale" - 4.0%
CHAMPION BEER OF SCOTLAND 2007
Appearance: Dark chocolate brown in the glass with a good white head, if held to a light very dark ruby red shines through.
Nose: Soft chocolate malt ‘coffee’ notes are evident with a mere hint of hop.
Taste: All depends on venting, when fresh the chocolate malt is crisp and may have a hint of phenols, when well vented or halfway through a cask, the chocolate is soft & velvety with a perfectly balanced hop and a hint of fruity fermentation esters. Becomes dryer and ever so slightly hoppier as becomes older.
Summary: A fantastic darker ale which has a changing drinking profile. At all stages of its development in cask it should appeal to all who appreciate a perfectly balanced beer. Go and try it now! Right now.
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