Old Jock Ale | Broughton Ales Ltd

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Old Jock AleOld Jock Ale

Brewed by:
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 02-01-2002

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Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of captaincoffee
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On cask at the Malt Shovel in Edinburgh. Pours on the coppery side of burnt umber with a thin creamy head that leaves good lace. Nose is soft toffee, slight fruity malt, and nothing really on the hops side of things. Nice, but a little too little. Taste is surprisingly alcoholic...I would have guessed >10% if I didn't know it was 6.7. Caramel and strong fruity malts with a sharpness brought on by the alcohol. Overall, an interesting beer that is somehow overly boozy even at this strength.

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Photo of KrisPaulk77
4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked up in Aberdeen.
The beer poured a gorgeous garnet with a dense layer of foam. The head lingered for a moment, receding down to a small ring of foam.
Aroma is that of sweet malt, toffee, bread crust, caramel and sweet fruits.
The flavor is rich, sweet, with toffee, malt, malt, and more malt. The beer is smooth and coating, with mild carbonation. Easy to drink.
With a bit of a history lesson on the bottle, this beer is top notch and I plan on picking this up any chance I get.

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Photo of Jodio
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MooseBoose
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drmeto
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

-pours a clear copper-red with a medium frothy,offwhite head
-low to medium carbonation visible
-Follows the nose plus roasty coffee & Nutty notes with a slight spicy bitterniss
-low to medium,soft carbonation
-light to medium body
-slight alcohol note as it warms
Advice for this Beer: Do not drink it cold.This really opens up at Room temp.
great overall.

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Photo of vonSchulze
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scotorum
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a: Clear ruby/copper with an inch and a half thick offwhite head which receded slowly to even surface foam and dense to spotty lacing.

s; Strong and slightly musty caramel malt.

t: Follows the nose sans the must and with some subtle dark fruit notes. Some bitterness towards the otherwise mainly sweet finish.

m; Moderate, pretty good body and carbonation tingle.

o; A bit lighter than anticipated but tasty enough. Self-served below the recommended temp of 55-60 degrees at about 50 but warmed and became even more caramel malty.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely rich deep mahogany brown body with massive cream coloured multi sized but mostly tiny bubbled head
Smells like tiramisu
the taste is more like a really good (better than most) Belgian tripel with that toffee edged scotch ale edge
solid mouthfeel
lacking that sugary edge that I associate but great stuff never the less

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Photo of Foley67
4.54/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500 ml brown bottle with a BB date stamp of july 2016. Enjoyed May 1st 2015 in Largoward, Fife, Scotland.
6.7% ABV has limited impact on the aroma but does show clearly in the taste and feel. Nicely malty but with enough hops to keep an even sweet/bitter balance. Initially served too cold; improved dramatically with some warming.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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2/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Honeybourne
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
1.75/5  rDev -55.2%

Photo of KurtisAyr
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mikeg67
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, 1 year old. Pours light brown with short lived, small white head. Aroma is of sherry, caramel, chocolate and hint of hops. Body is medium and tangy. Caramel malt, herbal hops ripe cherries, pepper mint and wood fill the mouth. Finish is long, woody, peppery and dry. Very nice, complex brew.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Hanglow
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Review for the bottled version. Cask is a bit better, less effect of pasteurisation but also less carbonic bite meaning a half is probably the best serving size due to the sweetness and strength.

Pours clear light reddish brown, medium head.

Sweet sticky malts, dundee cake, tablet (a scottish sweet, google it and get diabetes over the internet :) ) touch of toffeeand some restrained floral hop.

Taste is similar but with a bit of bitterness cutting through the sweetness and a touch of alcohol. Bitterness drops off for the finish replaced with a bit of dryness.. Med carb, full body.

very good, great value, available from most supermarkets etc

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Old Jock Ale from Broughton Ales Ltd
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 150 ratings
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