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Organic Export Scotch Ale - Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd

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Organic Export Scotch AleOrganic Export Scotch Ale

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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AgentMunky on 05-15-2011)
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New Hampshire

3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

From the "stubby" 750 ml. bottle marked BBE09/15-101314. Three different versions of one beer in the BA database. This is the one I had. Sampled on May 31, 2014.

It pours next to black with a modest, long lasting off-white head. Some ruby red hues glisten around the edges. Just lovely to look at.

The aroma brings out a formidable dark malt character but its aromatic underlings include coffee, yeast, and a little touch of smoke.

Mostly medium body but maybe just a hair less. Stays together well on my tongue.

The taste is very much like the aroma suggests it will be but I also pick up a little dark fruit to add icing to the beer. Mildly bitter finale. Nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 22:54:21 | More by puboflyons
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-02-2014 02:45:22 | More by mrjez
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

06-27-2014 16:13:36 | More by sammyg832
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New York

4/5  rDev +1%

06-22-2014 18:09:24 | More by Vivs85
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-03-2014 02:26:00 | More by Latarnik
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Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +1%

04-30-2014 19:30:34 | More by Gakusei
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a MacAndrew's thistle glass. Pours dark chesnut brown with a huge three finger light tan head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, light biscuit malt, toffee, light unidentifiable fruit, a hint of peat. Flavor is rich, but aged caramel malt, dark dried fruit, mildly earthy, hints of chocolate. Finishes semi dry with a linger light hop bitterness and faint smoke. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A pleasant, somewhat subtle Scottish ale, with a nice heavy malt body that has more dark fruit and caramel flavor than malt. Although the flavors are subdued, they leave a rich, full taste exprerience. Nicely made and a nice sipper. Note that this appears to be a 7.9% ale now (date of the bottle is 9/15, so fairly fresh).

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 04:39:26 | More by LiquidAmber
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

10-29-2012 19:32:53 | More by MrHyde1886
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Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice large fluffy head, that takes some time to go down. Leaves a nice creamy film and excellent lacing. The colour has a gorgeous red hue to it, a deep dark brown-ruby, with a strong carbonation.

Smell is of caramel malt, bread, a strong cherry fruitiness. Quite flavourful and lively.

Taste initially is sweet, with malt, caramel and deep red fruit coming through. Eventually a bit more dry bitterness. The caramel flavour is quite lively and light, tempered with a bit of fresh fruit. On the finish it is dry, malty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but with a good heavy weight to it. Carbonation is quite mild, drinkability is great. Nice thick caramel malty body.

An excellent example of the style. Plenty of caramel and malt. It is a bit sweet so maybe not for everyone, very flavourful and a rich, smooth drinking scotch ale. The elevated alcohol works well to bolster the body and stand up to the heavy malt flavour. I would recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 14:58:20 | More by mick303
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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle

A- Very dark brown (cola brown). One finger, soft looking off-white head, with a bit of visible carbonation underneath. Retention is not very good but lacing is

S- Almost porter-like with dark malts and brown sugar, some notes of chocolate, an earthy touch and a hint of roastiness. just a residual hint of caramel sweetness to actually remind you of a scotch ale. A bit of alcohol may be noticed

T- very much like the aroma, with the exception that caramel sweetness is now a bit more pronounced, showing some subtle hints of dark fruit/fruit cake. Then some chocolate, brown sugar, earthy/leafy hops, as the smell suggested. Very nice bittersweet combination. Borders the line between scotch ales and porters

M- Medium body, gentle but still decently lively carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy. Pleasing

O- Perfect balance between sweet and bitter notes. Decently complex and easily drinkable. A finely brewed beer

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 10:17:37 | More by Cozzatoad
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3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a cervoise glass. Best before December 2011. 6.2%.

A: Very dark. Cola-/caramel-coloured around the edges, with the core completely opaque and darkest brownest with a ruddy hue. A finger of nice, creamy head settles down pleasantly. Curtains of lace. A really good-looking beer. The dark colour, increased ABV, and smaller bottle size convince me that this is a different recipe than the other Black Isle Scotch Ales reviewed here.

S: Strong and robust, full of caramelised sweetness; earthy, roasted malts; and dark chocolates.

T/M: Thinner than expected, but still mostly tasty. The robustness of the nose fades here -- the taste is but a paler reflection. The maintaste is initially neutrally sweetish with little character, but is improved by a drying kick of hops and toasty malt character that follow. The endtaste rescues the chocolatey promises of the nose for a solid finish.

O: Mildly disappointing, but perhaps only because I had such high hopes. Still a good, drinkable, enjoyable beer; better than average. I won't be able to buy another (I am led to believe they are only available at the brewery), but you should if you happen to be on the Black Isle.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 17:16:45 | More by AgentMunky
Organic Export Scotch Ale from Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd
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