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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 (29017) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2007
Bottled (Thanks GarethYoung!). Small head, hazy brown colour. Aroma is plum, flowery hops and some malts. Flavour is the same along with some big acidic notes. Also some yeast, bread and slightly smoked notes can be found.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19185) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2007 Bottled. Cloudy dark brown. Sweet, rather yeasty and fruity. Medium-full bodied with caramelly roasty malt, some melon, some soap and a whiff of smoke. Fairly clean mouthfeel. Salty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14290) - 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…

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14282) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
4th November 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a tidy mid tan head. Palate is slightly soft and dry. Modest carbonation. Sweetish creamy dark malts. Smooth light tang. A little lactose. Light sweet fruits underneath with a Belgian yeast like Coca Cola twang. Smooth finish. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2011 A deep deep balc brew, with a roast malt nose and a deep bitter roast malt flavour

TK2 Cask Aberdeen Beer festival 07 ... No real nose ... smokey smokey smokey some roast malts little roast bitterness(3.1).... bit thin...tk3 Cask at Edinburgh Beer festival 2008... Deep black ... sweet molisis ... tracle toffee roast malts ... ark fruits ... rich little bitter in end (3.9) cask SRAF 2010 6.2percent ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dark cocholate malts ... dark malts ... soft easy ... rich chocolate ... smooth chocolate and easy for 6.2... nice 4.0

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13144) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12321) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2007
Bottled
Hazy nut brown color, small white head. Yeasty, slightly toasted, chocolaty, a bit bready aroma. Yeasty ... did I already say yeasty? Some sweet roasted malts. Very difficult beer to rate.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2006
330 ml bottle purchased mid-June at the brewery. Aroma of plum and molasses. Deep brown, cloudy, little head. Starts with plummy fruit, but chocolate arrives. Finishes thin, with chocolaty, malty, mildly hoppy complexity. The flavor sticks to the tongue. Top tenner for taking to that desert isle.


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