1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Exciseman's 80/- - Broughton Ales Ltd

Not Rated.
Exciseman's 80/-
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

7 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 5.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Broughton Ales Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: charlatan on 09-04-2006)
View: Beers (15) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BlackHaddock:
Photo of BlackHaddock
BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle: BBD Apr 2013. Poured into two half-pint glasses on 2013's New Years Eve @ home.

Dark brown with a red hue: on top a biege foam, looked fine.

Caramel malty nose and taste, some fruitiness in there too. inbetween the sweetness there is a hop presence that just sits nicely preventing the brew to be just a sweet malty tasting sickly beer.

Easy drinking with a good body feel to it: leaning towards rich and creamy but not quite getting there. This was an ideal start to our 'Drinking around Europe' New Years Eve.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 09:12:11 | More by BlackHaddock
More User Reviews:
Photo of StJamesGate
StJamesGate

New York

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber-tinged nut brown with a loose cola-like tan head. Kola-spice, treacle, prune and earth nose.
Stewed plum and branchy brown malts with tea brack then herbal and ginger hops end. A bit salty and deep sticky resin.
Cherry finish and surprisingly dry end. Fizzy, chewy, medium.

Rocky solid dark fruit malts (esp fig) but cleans up after itself with lingering bitterness, which avoids the cloying that can be a signature of this style. A fine example of an 80/-, as far as I've tasted. 6 months past due date (Jun 11) did this no harm.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 23:13:03 | More by StJamesGate
Photo of IllNate
IllNate

British Columbia (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Courtesy of sibling-imports! Cheers sis!

A - Pours a clear, light brown. Finger of head, disappears quickly.

S - Strong caramel aroma. A bit of fruit. Roast is barely noticeable.

T - Caramel is there again. Fruit as well, more than the nose. Nice malty character.

M - Feel is creamy and smooth. Low carbonation, which is to style I believe.

D - Highly drinkable

History: Datted June 11th 2010, could have been stored warm for up to a month.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2010 23:26:22 | More by IllNate
Photo of atis
atis

Finland

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear deep amber/ruby with low slightly off-white and creamy head that fades soon, but dense layer of foam remains. Aroma is quite malty sweet, caramel, light fruit and slightly roasted. Nice combination.

Taste again is sweet malty, quite noticeable caramel, some hints of fruit with mildly roasted finish and low bittery aftertaste. Mouthfeel is creamy and around medium, low carbonation.

Overall, very good brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 21:22:20 | More by atis
Photo of mdagnew
mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from McHughs, Dublin...

Poured a deep amber / coppery colour. Creamy head poured thick and meringue like then faded to patchy, bubbly coating with thick edges... barely any carbonation - what there was drifted slowly to the surface... light lacing lines...

Aroma - Rich sweet malts with hints of treacle and toffee, spicy / peppery notes, toasted malt loaf, rich fruits (raisins, dates, figs, some oranges), some faint dishwater / vegetal traces coming through, burnt meringue notes, some earthy / cardboard hints, light peatiness...

Taste – Nice piney / peppery / resiny hop bitterness, nice toasted caramel maltiness, toasted bread, strong bitter orange fruitiness with some date and figs also, light scotch traces, some eartiness, very light honey sweetness, some roasted nuts, light saltiness..

Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy with a little bite underneath... medium bodied... a pretty quaffable brew at only 4.6%

Overall - A pretty good example of a Scottish Ale although with a touch more bitterness than some... definitely worth a try...

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2007 14:49:38 | More by mdagnew
Photo of kmacphail
kmacphail

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I sampled a bottle of this from the local Victoria Wine store in Dumfries, to date this has been the only place I have ever seen it.

The beer poured a ruby-brown colour with a decent off white head. The aromas were dominated of malts, very typical of a Scottish 80/~. There was little else, a slight fruity hint of blackberries and a very slight hint of bitter hops stopped this from being too sweet.

The taste again was very typical of a standard 80/~. Dominated by roasted malts and a better proportion of fruitiness coming through in the taste. A slight hint of hoppiness in the aftertaste. It had a decent mouthfeel, nice and heavy, the way this style should be.

The pint was very pleasant and easy to drink, however the taste did not have me calling out for another. All in all a very pleasant 80/~, nothing wrong with it, but there is nothing that makes this stand out from the crowd. It does not have a complex flavour or any memorable aromas. I will still stick to my Caley 80/~.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2007 14:13:16 | More by kmacphail
Photo of charlatan
charlatan

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is apparently so new that it hasn't shown up on the brewery's website yet despite making it to the supermarket. Bottle has freshness date and the beer pours with a decent head which sticks around for the long haul. The colour is slightly darker than brick red while the nose is naturally dominated by the malt. It smells very sweet but slightly acidic like boiled sweets with a touch of molasses and plum.

I taste a hint of plum too, but nothing as down and dirty as molasses. After the plum it becomes a tad metallic before finishing rather sweetly with a slightly but not unduly grainy feel. I suspect this is superior to the average 80/- one will stumble upon in Glasgow's pubs (if I recall correctly it is better than the McEwan's and Caledonian versions).

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2006 23:57:59 | More by charlatan
Exciseman's 80/- from Broughton Ales Ltd
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.