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

Gordon Finest ScotchGordon Finest Scotch
BA SCORE
46%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 63 ratings
Gordon Finest ScotchGordon Finest Scotch
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
John Martin's (John Martin SA)
Belgium
john-martin.be

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierschenker on 06-22-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,545
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
63
Liked:
29
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
14.76%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of bird_soul
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SmithyAlan
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tobacco and peat with medium body, nice.

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Photo of Anatole
2.41/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of s4s
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark color, not much flavor.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.16/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 2d2despuma. In Teku glass. Watching True Detective 2x05. Great aroma. Some dark fruits and some caramel in its taste. Pretty enjoyable

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Photo of FalconOne
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zknight
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
2.61/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of drmeto
2.24/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

L: -pours a clear dark brown with ruby tinges and a small,quickly dissipating beige head
S: -caramel,toffee,vinous tartness,cherries
T: -corn,ridiculous amounts of sugar,caramel,toffee,underlying tartness with a toasty finish
F: -medium body,low-medium carbonation
O: Ridiculously sweet Beer,possibly to hide the tartness. Don’t know how close this comes to a proper scotch ale,since this was my first

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Photo of desint
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anze
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JSOBB
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nine_Tails
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Highbury09
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GJ40
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of endovelico
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Endowed of a fine balance of butterscotchy, earthy, dark malts and herbal aromatics this beer is an excellent gateway brew and a perennial favorite of mine. Ironically, It is somewhat heavier than your usual Scotch Ale, with a heavy sweet liquor like palate denouncing it's clear Belgian provenance. While It is not a beer without its flaws - the mid-palate lacks complexity and some examples showcase a strong off putting mossy aroma - there's no denying the charm of the formula.

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Photo of BeerTruck
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown with a ruby tinge, little carbonation, no head, filtered.


S: Toasted malts, a barrel quality.


T: Toasted malts, a barrel quality, scotch quality, molasses.



M: Medium thick syrupy body, low carbonation.



O: My first Belgian Highland Ale. Drank Dec 1, 2013.

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Photo of NightINgale
4.2/5  rDev +17%

Photo of GRUUMSH
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of DannyBaldoni
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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Gordon Finest Scotch from John Martin's (John Martin SA)
Beer rating: 46% out of 100 with 63 ratings
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