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Angus Ales Driver Dark

Formerly brewed at Angus Ales
Style: Stout
Carnoustie, Scotland


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A full-flavoured stout, at 4.4% abv, with plenty of roasted barley and chocolate malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Minehead Beer Festival, 8/09/2012. Near black with a slight, tan head. Aroma of tart, dark fruits, decent roasted malts and a hint of milk chocolate. Full flavoured, with some prominent and tangy fruits, cereal malts and dryish finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 14, 2012
Cask @ Diggers, Edinburgh - aitken fount
Black, tight dense rich tan head, good lacing,
Aroma - roasted malts, deep dark malts, light espresso, soft chocolate
Taste - smooth roasted malts, soft rich dark malts, touch of mocha coffee, touch of liquorice, some dark fruity malts , quite complex, oh this is nice, good flavour for the abv
Palate - medium quite rich body for the abv, smooth soft dark malts, bit sticky, smooth deep malts, nice soft roast. Finish - soft roasted malts with light toffee and chocolate and rich dark malts
Overall - This is a really well made stout, I think it’s one of the best in Scotland

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2012
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’12. Black with cream head. Plenty going on with this stout, some baked vegetable notes but with a rich, saucy type note, then a hoppy bitterness, drying, chalky. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2012
On cask at the Scottish Real Ale Festival, 2012. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasty malt, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. A lovely dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
Bottled. Deep ambery brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, figs, nutty, mild marzipan as well as mild dry dark fruity notes. Flavour is leathery, roasted malty along with some liquorice, fruits, wood and raisins. Rather bodied for a 4.4 % beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2011
Cask gravity, Coventry 2011. Liquorice-coloured with ruby winks and a fine khaki halo. Wow; ink, marmite-smeared aubergine and smoked almond aroma. Light bodied but deep with peaty interest, grilled vegetables, barbecue and wee dram notes. Beautiful, soft, nuanced beer. At Leicester and Cov, stick to the Scottish stuff- ye cannae go wrong with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2011
Cask Stillage at Nottingham Castle, Nottingham 15/10/2010 (As Drivers Stout) Fruit and roast aromas. Dark coloured a littly rich on the palate fruity and hoppy with an orange flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a burnt roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ 27th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2010, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England

Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt malt, hard roasted. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20101130]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
Dark and hazy. Light molasses, dark sugars, light fruitiness and a soft body. Dates, raisins and fruitcake. Great dark malt character here, and very nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
@ Thompson bar (?). Dark brown-black with ruby tint and nice lacing. Nice fruity aroma has dried cherries and chocolate, with some red licorice but no roast. Soft palate. Some acidity in the finish, closes a bit thin. The tartness of sour cherries and sour plum is interesting.

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