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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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25472) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2010 cask at SRAF 2010 ... black .. bubbly tan hed .. roast toffee malt nose ... little thin in body ... light chocolate ... little molasis ... decent enough ... but not best in style...3.7 ... cask t cloisters... black ... thin tan head ... roast malt nose ... chocolate ... little tartness ok stick at 3.7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle at at ChrisO tasting, London. Pours clear, dark brown with a creamy, beige foam head. Dust dark malt nose, some tangy leather. Light sweet flavor with moderate tang, funk, light dirt. Medium bodied with heavy carbonation. Lightly sweet to finish with earthy bitterness and modest berries. OK. Lots of tangy fruits and leather, which don’t really work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle at Chriso - 25/09/12 thanks to Paul/Scopey. Very dark mahogony brown with a thin mocha head. Very fruity nose, slightly soured, cherries, dates, prunes. Taste follows nose with dark fruit flavours, a little roast malt none of the usual stout features such as coffee, licquorice, chocolate nor is there any full on roastiness. Lighter end of medium in body with a slightly sour finish. I really enjoyed this one after an evening comprised of largely stronger stuff. Not your typical stout very fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15806) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13389) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle from Dunnottar Wine and Spirits. It pours very dark cloudy brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, blackberry, blueberry, light sourness and berry yoghurt. The taste caramel, roasted malt, light coffee, ash, assertive fruitiness, blueberry, blackcurrant, blackberry, jam, berry yoghurt, raisin, some sourness and a hint of vinegar in the background. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Not sure if this turned out exactly as planned, but I found it to be rather delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11232) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle shared at THT July thanks to Scott. Pours almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, toffee, coffee and chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Cask at SRAF 2012. Pours dark brown, nose is roast malts, chocolate, taste is similar, toffee.

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