10 Bold Brews for a Burns Day Supper

Blackford 1488 Whisky Ale

Matured in Tullibardine distillery’s used whiskey casks this beer presents vanilla and honey on the nose, and dried apricot and mild spice on the palate. Best drunk cold, chased well with a a dram of your favourite single malt Scotch.

7% ABV (Alcohol by Volume)

$7.33 @ MLCC

Innis & Gunn Blonde

Aged in American Oak, this beer is matured for 37 days prior to release. Light to medium bodied it presents mild aromas of malt and oak. On the palate you’ll discover well integrated flavours of vanilla and fruit. Best served chilled.

6% ABV

$3.50 @ MLCC

Innis & Gunn Oak Aged

Also aged in American oak (although a little longer than the blonde) this is a refreshing, honey-hued beer with similar aromas of vanilla and toffee. It has a medium body and delivers on its promise of toffee, malt, and oak.

6.6% ABV

$3.50 @ MLCC

Innis & Gunn Highland Cask

This Innis & Gunn beer has been matured in rare 21 year old single malt Scotch Whisky barrels to create a complex beer with a classic Highland character. Aromas of caramel, orange and toffee carry through on the taste which brings hints of nut and earthiness.

7.1% ABV

$4.95 @ MLCC

Mcewan’s Scotch Ale

Intensely dark brew akin to Guinness it has a fairly persistent, creamy tan head. Subtle notes of smoke, caramel, molasses and spice. Flavours of dark caramel, chocolate, and prunes. Heavy body with an incredibly creamy mouth feel.

8% ABV

$2.02 @ MLCC

Harviestoun Ola Dubh 12

Chocolaty with a roast, bitter yet sweet finish, this deliciously rich, dark beer is the first ale to be aged in malt whisky casks from a named distillery and, with traceable casks and numbered bottles. This release has been aged in casks used to mature Highland Park’s award winning smoky, peaty 12 year old Single Malt Scotch.

8% ABV

$6.75 @ MLCC

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil

The rich, lubricious, black beer is a modern take on the classic porter style. Complex, powerful but elegant it has distinctive notes of chocolate and coffee and a bitter yet sweet finish. A great paring for hard cheese, lamb or black pudding.

6% ABV

$3.61 @ MLCC

Ossian Bitter

Supremely smooth and drinkable this golden hued brew has distinct nutty flavour with a hint of toffee or honey. Aromas of orange zest and spice present on the nose thanks to the employment of whole leaf Perle, Cascade and Gold hops.

4.1% ABV

$3.84 @ MLCC

Lia Fail Ale

A dark beer with a well balanced sweetness, it presents malt and chocolate tones. Challenger, Fuggles and Cascade hops deliver a rich and spicy aroma with a balanced bitterness and full-bodied flavour.

4.7% ABV

$3.84 @ MLCC

Traquair Jacobite Ale

Based on an eighteenth century recipe this incredibly complex ale is spiced with coriander which is clear on the nose and endures through the refreshing finish. Flavours of toffee, ripe fruits, raisins, rum stay well into the long finish.

8% ABV

$3.08 @ MLCC

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