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Old Jock Ale - Broughton Ales Ltd

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Old Jock AleOld Jock Ale

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very good

133 Ratings

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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 14
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Broughton Ales Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-01-2002)
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New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Package: 1 pint, 0.9oz. (500ml) brown bottle, with collar of bas-relief vines, leaves, and fruit. Bright, classy label with portrait of an “Old Jock.” 6.7% ABV. Best Before date scored October, 2002.

Cost: $2.99 per bottle

Presentation: Poured into a goblet at 50º

Appearance: This pours nicely, with a medium-frothy, light-beige head, with a few large bubbles. Head does not last very long. In ambient light, it appears a bit muddy, with solid flecks, but shows a ruby glow when held to the light. A bit cloudy.

Smell: Has a nice, but somewhat subdued smell. As the glass warms, the estery-sweet smells of a traditional Scottish Ale come through.

Taste: Taste is fuller than the aroma. In addition to the estery fruits, there is malt, toffee, and a hint of hops; all conveyed on a nice, smooth blanket of alcohol. Invokes what might be the smell of roasted prunes and raisins, coated in whisky. Some smoky woodiness. Middle and finish are a bit too short. Flavor on this example was a bit attenuated, possibly because it was a bit past the expiration date.

Mouthfeel: Very fine carbonation, that holds on throughout the glass. Creamy up front, but seems to become a bit watery as it is drunk. Not quite as mouth-filling as I remember.

Drinkability: A fine evening brew for savoring.

Remarking on my love for all things Scottish, a friend of mine swears that I was a Scottish Laird in a former life, although I am not of Scottish descent (alas!). So this is my kind of beer. A real Scotch Ale. I have always enjoyed this beer, although it has been some time since I’ve had it. It could have been a bit more forceful, with some more vibrant flavors. This bottle was a bit old, (discovered along with an old bottle of Kinmount Stout), so I don’t think it showed to its best advantage.

Backwash: A beer worth seeking out for a sampling.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2003 15:41:21 | More by Dantes
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Sweet upfront but with a substantial twang and a bitternes from the hope and burnt malt. As the beer warms, the twang disappears and the bitterness mellows leaving a nicely sweet and grainy brew.

Medium full bodied and smoooth if drunk at room temperature as the Broughton website suggests.

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Old Jock Ale from Broughton Ales Ltd
88 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.