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Brewer: Andrew Fulton, Kevin Sarling, Magnus Flett
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Opened: 1988

U.S. Importer: Legends Limited

Contributors: Enrico, Richard R Tinurelli

Postal address: Sinclair Breweries Ltd, Cawdor, Nairnshire IV12 5XP.

Updated: June 5, 2013

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  • 4.00% abv.
    Awards:
    • Date: May 8, 2004 (#5380)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Liquid Solutions, Tigard OR
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Black, with a massive brownish head. Roasty, sweet aroma, with plenty of herbal hops. Medium body, moderately fizzy. Lots and lots of Fuggle hop flavor, lots and lots of fruity esters, fairly malty, and fairly roasty, with some unfortunate oxidation. Feels more alcoholic than it is.

  • (Special) Best Bitter
    4.00% abv.

  • Ordinary Bitter
    3.80% abv.
    Awards:

  • Scottish-Style Export Ale
    5.00% abv.
    Awards:
    • Date: February 16, 2001 (#3769)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Woodman's Food Market #20, Green Bay WI
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Bright red-brown, thick head. Mildly skunked, lots of caramel malt aroma. Medium body, richly malty, toasty. Faint skunkiness at the end...excellent beer otherwise.

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    Traditional Strong Scotch Ale
    8.50% abv.
    Awards:
    • Gold Medal (Barley Wine), 2001 CAMRA Champion Beer of Scotland
    • Beer of the Festival, 2001 Manchester National Winter Ales Festival
    • Second Place Champion and Second Place (Strong Bitter), 1999 Cambridge Beer Festival
    • Date: April 24, 1998 (#2750)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Sam's Wine and Spirits, Chicago IL
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red, moderate carbonation, low head. Smoky aroma, like bacon...like a Rauchbier. Big smoke flavor, fairly sweet, eternal smoke finish.