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Formerly brewed at Angus Ales
Style: Stout
Carnoustie, Scotland

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A full-flavoured stout, at 4.4% abv, with plenty of roasted barley and chocolate malt.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6245) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5193) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
sample at Dean’s Monthly Den Haag tasting. Very thin tan head. Clear black pour. Nice coffee aroma. Nice smooth stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4949) - The Hague, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4257) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle at the Deanso’s monthly RB tasting, July 2013. Poured a dark mahogany colour with a thin off-white head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The flavour is medium bitter, watery with a little liquorice and cough medicine in the palate. Tastes a little alcoholic too which is surprising given the ABV.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3246) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2012
Cask @ Clockwork Beer Co. Almost black colour, big foamy head. Mild milky malt aroma. Herby treacle malt flavour. Smooth & creamy with sour aftertaste. Not really my sort of beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3219) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2013
Poured a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Medium body, a bit heavier than the ABV, flavour as the aroma if less intense with some liquorice.

3.8
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2075) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee, alcohol and red fruits. Little sweet. Medium body with medium carbonation.


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