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Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Imperial Stout
Munlochy, Rosshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Roasted malts, hedgerow fruit, espresso and liquorice. Big, black and wholesome; This is beer with soul! Naturally bottle conditioned it is secondary fermented in the bottle in a similar way to the production of champagne. This beer is made from 4 pure organic ingredients, malted barley, water, hops and yeast. It is full of vitamin B and good for you.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivoveskotsku (201) - - SEP 12, 2012
Dark with a tan head, aroma is all chocolate and liquorice, the taste is more of the same with bitter chocolate and roast. This is a fantastic beer that only needs a little more of a punch for a more rounded mouth-feel in order to make it a truly brilliant beer. Drunk with bitter chocolate and was sensational.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate and liquorice, taste is similar, sweet, fruity.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chungalunga (14) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - OCT 2, 2014
Pitch black, beige head, leaves some lacing. On the nose: chocolate, chocolate milk, licorice, cinnamon, fudge, caramel, vanilla, some coffee, bit fruity, nice. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, red berries with a slight sourish tang, nice. Sweet aftertaste, full body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2684) - Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
500 ml bottle into snifter, best before 1/2016. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toasted oats, dark bread, light char, light licorice, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of roasted malts, oats, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toasted oats, dark bread, light char, light licorice, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roasted coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, toasted oats, dark bread, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of roasted malts, oats, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome export stout style! All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of roasted malts, oats, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle at Jake’s Place. Black body with a thick beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and dirt. Flavour of milk chocolate, Marmite, earth, black cherry and blueberry. Full body with a smooth, creamy texture. Light fizz. This is a soft, delicious beer that hides the 7.0% ABV very well. I think this would be lovely on cask. One of Black Isle’s finest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3392) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle at home. Black pour, thin off-white to tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, licorice, caramel and slightly spicy. Flavor is quite sweet licorice with fruits. Slightly thin, but well balanced and well drinkable. Low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2101) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Pours deep black with flat off-white head. Smell has rich roasted malts chocolate and lots of burnt coffee. Starts with lots of roasted malts, slight sweet, chocolatey. The middle part has much strong burnt coffee notes. Goes into a coffee’ish finish with sweet roasted malts and some toffee.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TaxiDriver (1472) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Strong smell of chocolate and malt, a little bit bitter, strong smell of roasted malt. The small pale beige creamy head disappears fast, the body is black. A nice bitter taste, malty, dark chocolate, coffee. The body is medium strong, creamy and a little bit dry with a rather lively carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Very dark brown color, medium sized tan to light brown head. Smell and taste malts, some roast, bitter. Yeah I know, quite obvious, but that’s it. A decent stout, but I’m not thrilled.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4142) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a small off-white head. Smells roasty, coffee, chocolate. Tastes roasty, chocolate, coffee, some iron and some liquorice. Medium body, soft to medium carbo.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (243) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 21, 2014
caramel and fruity aroma with shades of toast... nice taste of burned malt, fryed bread, nuts and chocolate... dry sweet aftertaste... wonderful oatmeal stout...


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