The Black Douglas Ale

The Black Douglas Ale, Broughton Brewery; Biggar, Scotland – A Scottish Ale in Scotland? Perhaps in the glow of the independence movement the Clans are also rebelling against the invasion of the lagers. Black Douglas greets you with a bright, attractive brown color with reddish highlights and a white head which initially rises, creamy-like, then settles. The aroma releases a rich caramel nose with some toffee and very low notes of soft floral hops. Flavor is of toffee, treacle, butterscotch, and perceptible hop bitterness. Of a medium-full body it offers full mouthfeel without the need for lively carbonation. Finish remains mostly of malt with a slight drying followed by low hop bitterness.