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Black Isle Black Run

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Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Imperial Stout
Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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bottle, special
This fantastic strong stout is filled with the finest New World hops giving festive pine notes which complement the heavy liquorice and coffee malt base. Very limited run of 500 bottles with all bottles individually numbered.
The rest of this brew is aging in both whisky and sherry casks and will be available spring 2013.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5253) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Many thanks to BeersIveKnow Steve for this one. Aroma hols, earthy nutty black malts, a little pine and citrus. Flavour is composed of black malts, roast, burnt earth, woody pine,. Palate is full to medium bodied, highish carbonation. Lingering resin and plastic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13854) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Thanks! Pours black-brown with a creamy beige head. Rich dark malt aroma with notes of roast and pepper. Medium sweet flavor with plenty of chocolate, heavy roast, more pepper, bitter scorched earth, burnt bread. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with dark fruits, pepper and cocoa. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (2231) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Black good tan head. Aroma is dark fruits liquorice taste same nice sweetness good smoke dark roasted malts. Oily mouthfeel. V good well rounded.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
47574xeCD (618) - Godís Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle Share at Cotteridge Convention 24/1/15. Black Isle brew some fine beer and this is no exception, a Hellfire Black Impy Stout with a tan head, Roasted Matls, Toffee, Burnt embers, treacle. Drying finish. Bob On !!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8833) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle at the Cotteridge Convention big thanks to Steve for this Scottish Whale! It pours jet black with a small tan head The nose is rich roast, earthy roast, cocoa, sherbety citrus, pepper juniper and dark fruits. The taste is bitter, earthy roast, cocoa, ashy, chocolate cake, booze, pepper, liquorice and dried fruits. Full body and moderate carbonation. Fine enough, but I was expecting a bit more. The barrel-aged versions work better for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3052) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Thanks to BeersIveKnown! Black, small brown bubbly head. Aroma has light smoke, bourbon biscuit, molasses. Body is medium, low-ish carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is malty, slight ash, pine, finishes a bit thin and softly bitter. Good big stout, not quite imperial in my book.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4875) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
24th Jan 2015: Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Wine meet, cheers Steve, but this isnít from Ireland! The name gives the colour way somewhat, itís black. A tanned head completes the look. the nose was a good mixture of liquorice, chocolate and sweet malty molasses. The taste was also a blend of those aforementioned smells, liquorice, chocolate and molasses. Very drinkable and not as sweet as it may sound, in fact it had a good, solid semi-bitter finish. Hid the alcohol nicely too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2506) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Cloudy brown. No head. Coffee. Chocolate malts. Vanilla. Rich, smooth, and chewy. Good gear.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11294) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to Beersiveknown for this one. Black with tan head. Loads of smooth chocolate, darkly roasted malts up front with this one along with a hint of vanilla. A rich prune like flavour then starts to mingle with a touch of cough mixture. A cracker from Black Isle though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12596) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, thanks to Steve, BIK, 24/01/14. Black with a decent tan covering. Nose is liqourice, charr, spice, dark toffee, chocolate notes. Taste comprises roast malt, spice, aniseed, liqourice, charr, dark toffee fudge, chocolate, molsases. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid impy, easy drinker, alcohol well integrated.


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