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Black Isle Hibernator III

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Black Isle Hibernator III
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Formerly brewed at Black Isle
Style: English Strong Ale
Munlochy, Rosshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This tawny coloured ale is secondary fermented in the bottle. Made from fresh quality water, malt, hops and yeast, it is a strong ale with a wonderfully rich aroma and flavour of fruit cake, treacle and plum.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of berries and alcohol. The flavor is swweet malty with notes of strawand alcohol. Extremely dry - no refreshment to find in this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle. A deep red beer with a big beige head. The aroma is of roasted malt and chocolate, the taste is light sweet chocolate and roasted. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
Black color; creamy head. Mild aroma of roasted malt and pepper. Medium body strength, quite smooth, with a mix of caramel and roasted malt flavor, and a touch of pepper. It has to grow…

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of Ungstrup. Clear, orangey brown with a creamy, beige head leaving a handsome lacework. Sweetish, burned malt accents in the aroma. Medium body with a soft mouthfeel and a somewhat low carbonation. Dry, dark and burned malt accents with a distinct malt bitterness. 171107

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Hazy dark coloured estery ale, topped by a lasting off-white head. Very fruity aroma contain dates and plum nuances. Continual yeast presence takes the shape of cakey bread pudding while the malts possess strong grapey leanings. Almost roasty, certainly very toasty palate. A bit rough in its insistence on burnt bread, but otherwise pleasant and warming.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5021) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2007
330 ml bottle, bought in Edinburgh. ABV is 7.0%. This is an organic beer. Opaque very dark brown colour, nearly black. Large and lasting creamy tan head. Floaties from the sediment when I pour the last third of the bottle too vigorously. For once I can fully agree with the commercial description on the label: "A strong ale with a wonderfully rich aroma and flavour of fruit cake, treacle and plum." Add that the aroma also has notes of oak and alcohol, and that the very malty flavour also has decent hops in the finish and long aftertaste - and I have pretty much described this brilliant ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2007
Bottled. RBESG. Ruby brown colour, brown head. Good toffee-ish malty aroma with notes of chocolate. Excellently malty with toffe and chocolate, ending on an oily note with a late bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13591) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Bottle at RBESG 2007. Very deep ruby colour with lasting tan head. Smokey tasty oily impy stout. Pretty awesome. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10264) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(RBESG 2007, Glasgow. Bottle) Black color, brown head. Milky chocolate aroma, cocoa, malts and some toffee. Malty chocolate flavor, roasted, cocoa and with a quite nice bitterness after a while.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2007
Bottle at RBESG. Coffee, raisins, a little campfire sourness. There is a nice edge to this one, a beer with no compromises.


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