OUR IPA & DARK BEER CHALLENGE RESULTS

Twice a year, we hold a Blind Tasting for Scottish beers, and you are the judge. Our IPA Challenge in Summer sees about 25 Scottish IPAs and our Dark Beer Challenge in the Winter has about 20 Scottish Stouts, Porters and Milds. All scores are from customers and the winning beer is engraved on the trophy and stays on the bar for a month.

Below are the top 10 results for previous years.

2018

IPA Challenge

 

1st Fallen Platform C 6.3% in Keg

2nd Tempest Brave New World 7.4% in Keg

3rd Loch Lomond Lost in Mosaic 4.8% in Keg

4th Black Isle Yellowhammer 4.0% in Cask

5th Tempest Soma 6.9% in Keg

6th Cromarty Raptor 5.5% in Keg

7th Lewis Hill Muckle 6.6% in Keg

8th Cromarty AKA 6.7% in Keg

9th Fyne Ales Superior IPA 7.1% in Cask

10th Williams Bros Joker 5.0% in Keg

Last Place - Stewart's Pentland IPA 3.9% in Cask

 

Dark Beer Challenge

1st Fallen Chew Chew 6.0% in Keg

2nd Pilot Mocha Milk Stout 5.5% in Keg

3rd Drygate Orinoco Milk Stout 6.0% in Cask

4th Upfront Ahab 6.0% in Cask

5th Black Isle Porter 4.6% in Cask

6th Loch Lomond Silkie Stout 5.0% in Keg

7th Hybrid Magic Porridge 4.7% in Cask

8th Windswept 1806 5.0% in Cask

9th Knops Black Cork 6.5% in Cask

10th Late Night Hype Dulce Stout 4.0% in Cask

Last Place - Fyne Ales Sublime Stout 6.3% in Cask

2017

IPA Challenge

1st Tempest Brave New World 7.4% in Keg

2nd Fallen Platform C 6.3% in Keg

3rd Windswept Tornado 6.7% in Keg

4th Brewdog Punk IPA 5.4% in Keg

5th Black Isle Yellowhammer 4.0% in Cask

6th Stewarts Pentland IPA 3.9% in Cask

7th Lewis Hill Muckle IPA 6.6% in Keg

8th Cromarty AKA IPA 6.7% in Keg

9th Fyne Ale Superior IPA 7.1% in Cask

10th Belhaven IPA 4.0% in Cask

Last Place - Caledonian Deauchars IPA 3.8% in Cask

Dark Beer Challenge

1st Fallen Chew Chew 6.0% in Keg

2nd Cromarty Ghost Town 5.8% in Cask

3rd Pilot Mochacinno Milk Stout 5.5% in Keg

4th Loch Lomond Silkie Stout 5.0% in Keg

5th Stewarts Cauld Reekie 6.2% in Cask

6th Tryst Double Chocolate Porter 4.4% in Cask

7th Williams Bros. March of the Penguins 4.9% in Cask

8th Fyne Ales Sublime Stout 6.2% in Cask

9th Swannay S.W.O Stout 4.2% in Cask

10th Ferry Stout 4.9% in Cask

Last Place - Belhaven Black 4.0% in Cask

2016

IPA Challenge:

1st Fallen Platform C 6.3% in Keg

2nd Lewis Hill Muckle IPA 6.6% in Keg

3rd Brewdog Punk IPA 5.4% in Keg

4th Swannay Orkney IPA 4.8% in Cask

5th Tempest Brave New World 7.4% in Keg

6th Fyne Ales Superior IPA 7.1% in Cask

7th Broughton 6.2 IPA 6.2% in Cask

8th Cromarty AKA 6.7% in Keg

9th Black Isle Yellowhammer 4.0% in Cask

10th Loch Lomond Bravehop IPA 6.0% in Cask

Last Place - Belhaven IPA 4.0% in Cask

Dark Beer Challenge

1st Tryst Double Chocolate Porter 4.4% in Cask

2nd Stewart Brewing Cauld Reekie 6.2% in Cask

3rd Fyne Ales Sublime Stout 6.8% in Cask

4th Cromarty Brewed Awakening 5.7% in Cask

5th Pilot Mochaccino Milk Stout 5.5% in Keg

6th Hybrid Magic Porridge Oatmeal Stout 4.7% in Cask

7th Tempest Red Eye Flight 7.4% in Keg

8th Swannay Sneaky Wee Orkney Stout 4.2% in Cask

9th Harviestoun  Old Engine Oil 4.5% in Cask

10th Fallen Chew Chew 6.0% in Cask

Last Place - Belhaven Black 4.0% in Cask

2015

IPA Challenge

1st Fallen Platform C 6.3% in Keg

2nd Cromarty AKA 6.7% in Keg

3rd Tempest Brave New World 7.4% in Keg

4th Lewis Hill Muckle IPA 6.6% in Keg

5th Jaw Drop 4.2% in Cask

6th Brewdog Punk IPA 5.6% in Keg

7th Loch Lomond Bravehop 6.0% in Cask

8th Stewart Brewing Pentland IPA 3.9% in Cask

9th Fallen Local Motive 3.9% in Cask

10th Carbon Smith IPA 7.0% in Keg

Last Place - Belhaven IPA 4.0% in Cask

Dark Beer Challenge

1st Brewdog Jet Black Heart 4.8% in Keg

2nd Cairngorm Black Gold 4.4% in Cask

3rd Fallen Chew Chew 6.0% in Cask

4th Loch Lomond Silkie Stout 5.0% in Cask

5th An Teallach The Hector 4.7% in Cask

6th Williams Brothers Black Ball 4.2% in Keg

7th Pilot Mochaccino Milk Stout 5.5% in Cask

8th Stewart Brewing Cauld Reekie 6.2% in Cask

9th Tempest In The Dark We Live 7.2% in Keg

10th Windswept Wolf 6.0% in Cask

Last Place - Edin Brew 85/- 4.6% in Cask

2014

IPA Challenge

1st Tempest Brave New World in Keg

2nd Brewdog Punk IPA in Keg

3rd Cromarty AKA in Keg

4th Swannay Duke IPA in Cask

5th Black Isle Yellowhammer in Keg

6th The Hanging Bat IPA in Keg

7th Williams Brothers Joker IPA in Keg

8th Brewdog Old World IPA in Keg

9th Swannay Orkney IPA in Cask

10th Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA in Keg

Last Place - Belhaven IPA in Cask

Dark Beer Challenge

1st Pilot Mochaccino Milk Stout 5.5% in Cask

2nd Cromarty Brew Awakening 4.7% in Keg

3rd Windswept Wolf 6.0% in Cask

4th Fyne Ales Sublime Stout 6.8% in Cask

5th Tempest Elemental Porter 5.1% in Keg

6th Tryst Sherpa Porter 4.1% in Cask

7th Loch Lomond Silkie Stout 5.0% in Cask

8th Stewart Brewing Cauld Reekie 6.2% in Cask

9th Top Out Smoked Porter 5.6% in Cask

10th Swannay Sneeky Wee Orkney Stout 4.2% in Cask

Last Place - Speyside Dark Sky 4.5% in Cask

2013

IPA Challenge

1st Tempesy Brave New World 7.0% in Keg

2nd Brewdog Punk IPA 5.6% in Keg

3rd Cromarty AKA 6.7% in Keg

4th Williams Brothers Joker IPA 5.0% in Keg

5th Fyne Ales Superior IPA 7.5% in Cask

6th Black Isle Yellowhammer 4.0% in Cask

7th Stewart Brewing Pentland IPA 3.9% in Cask

8th Alechemy Cairnapple 4.1% in Cask

9th Tryst Raj IPA 5.5% in Cask

10th Swannay Orkney IPA 4.8% in Cask

Last Place - Caledonian Deuchars 3.8% in Cask

Dark Beer Challenge

1st Tempesy Red Eye Flight 7.4% in Keg

2nd Loch Lomond Silkie Stout 5.0% in Cask

3rd Cromarty Brewed Awakening 4.7% in Keg

4th Harviestoun Old Engine Oil 6.0% in Cask

5th Williams Brothers Midnight Sun 5.6% in Cask

6th Stewart Brewing Cauld Reekie 6.2% in Cask

7th Black Isle Porter 4.2% in Keg

8th Fallen Blackhouse Porter 5.0% in Cask

9th Fyne Ales Sublime Stout 6.8% in Cask

10th Williams Brothers Black Ball Stout 4.2% in Keg

Last Place - Arran Dark 4.3% in Cask

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