Gordon Finest Scotch - John Martin's (John Martin SA)
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3.71/5 rDev +1.4%
A: Clear copper pour with a tall, somewhat uneven, pale brown head. Rich lacings after the slow dissipation.
S: Roasted dark malt, almost like overroasted toast. Bitter hops are very mild. Creamy.
T: Lots of dark dried fruits. Sweet like hard-candy-sweetness. Malty! Coffee galore.
M: Aftertaste is roasted but short. Body is full, while carbonation is mild.
O: A nice, interesting Belgian take on the Scotch Ale.
07-28-2013 19:41:12 | More by Evil_Pidde
3.43/5 rDev -6.3%
.5 liter into pint glass
pours a deep mahogany brown with reddish tinges and a billowy 4 finger head which left nice lacing.
smells of strong malt and sweetness, some yeastiness as well
flavor is rich malts, some sweetness of caramel, a bit of smokiness, somewhat toffee like as well.
high carbonation makes for a nice balance.
alcohol well-hidden, but a bit one-dimensional compared to other scotch ales I have tried
02-14-2012 15:12:22 | More by RodneyFarva
3.5/5 rDev -4.4%
I tried this beer in Roots (a pub in Vlissingen, the Neterlands). They change the tap beers quite often, and that is alway a good thing. It would help if the owner would stop smoking inside and kept his dog outside.
A - A off white head on top of a dark brown beer.
S - Malts only.
T - Sweet in front and bitter in the end, in between there is some candy sugar to be discovered.
M - Soft carbonation and a light bitter finish.
O - A nice tasting beer but not really special and complex.
11-27-2011 18:06:37 | More by Mar02x
4/5 rDev +9.3%
Pours a deep amber to brown color with a light tan head. In the aroma, earthy and a small roast. In the taste, earthy and peet like, with a nice small, sweet roast. A small bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry earth in the aftertaste. Nice earthiness and a small alcohol presence, but tasty.
09-29-2011 22:16:13 | More by OWSLEY069
3.35/5 rDev -8.5%
A-a deep ruby brown with a fingers worth of tan head that leaves quickly but leaves some stickiness on the glass
S-rich malts, sweet dark fruits, and a bite of alcohol
T-rich malts with a slight bitterness, lots of fruity sweetness, and alcohol
M-full body, moderate carbonation, chewy
Overall is good, but not my favorite of scotch ales, I think due to a bit of unevenness of flavors, a little too sticky sweet
09-07-2011 22:50:40 | More by ksimons
3.7/5 rDev +1.1%
A: Dark caramel colour, goes to chocolate almost, small but dense head
S: coffee, malts, caramel, and something between peach and pineapple
T: Coffee, and caramel again, apricot, malts and hops at he end, less balanced then you would expect from the taste.
M/D Creamy , good carbonation
Good but not really my style.
02-16-2011 23:08:02 | More by benfons
3.7/5 rDev +1.1%
A: Dark, whith a wonderfull stanp, apperence of a Stout
S: smell like cofee,tofee and chocolate
T: very taste of coffe and tosted malte, very malted beer, alcool remarkable
D: Not large drinkability, but well in a cool day.
Dranked in a pub in Bergamo.Italy
07-21-2010 16:11:01 | More by leonardopacu
3.3/5 rDev -9.8%
Brown robe with red highlights marked. Nose that smells sweet caramel and red fruits (plum) and touches of yeast strong enough at the nostrils. Aftertaste of spice fairly strong but that is fairly typical Belgian and not really Scottish. There is also a post-peat flavor. Much bitterness is noticeable in the finish.
03-28-2010 12:08:06 | More by ThaCreep
Gordon Finest Scotch from John Martin's (John Martin SA)
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