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Gordon Finest Scotch - John Martin's (John Martin SA)

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BA SCORE
82
good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
John Martin's (John Martin SA) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierschenker on 06-22-2006)
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Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 9E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 3.25 14:39. AROMA: very present and somewhat artificial, sweet malty caramel aroma. alcohols have a slight solventy character. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: ruby color and clear. good moussy head with low retention. low alcohol derived viscosity. TASTE: sweet caramel like flavours with notes of roasted malt. no hop flavours and low bitterness. finishes sweet. PALATE: medium body with medium-low carbonation. low alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a scotch ale that gives an artifical impression with strong caramel flavours.

titvs, Yesterday at 09:07 PM
Photo of Moyaboroda
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Moyaboroda, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

mattfancett, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

DannyBaldoni, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

MQ3867, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

vhmf1978, Apr 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

dcmchew, Nov 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Coren, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

PaF, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Evil_Pidde, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

WOLFGANG, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

warpedrevolution, Aug 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Keegan, Jul 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

AndrewK, Jun 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

RS3Sport, May 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Morningstorm, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of RodneyFarva
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.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

RodneyFarva, Feb 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

samEBC, Jan 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

falcon1, Dec 02, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Mar02x, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

shwami, Nov 20, 2011
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

whartontallboy, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

OWSLEY069, Sep 29, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

ksimons, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of benfons
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

benfons, Feb 16, 2011
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Gordon Finest Scotch from John Martin's (John Martin SA)
82 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.