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Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Imperial Stout
Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (1762) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
0,33l fles meegebracht uit Duitsland. Zwart met een fijne crème kraag. Geur is koffie met rubber. Smaak Is redelijk gebrand teer achtig met toffee en havermout, had iets minder wrang geroosterd gemogen.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cokemonkey11 (331) - - DEC 19, 2015
Half pint, cask, teviot row house. Pours black with a medium tan head subsiding slowly. Scent is light toasted malt. Taste is medium dense sweet fruits and sugar with a standard medium dense toasted malt body. Nice and thick as expected, tiny bit sticky but manageable. Great. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
procraste (387) - FRANCE - DEC 13, 2015
Un stout gourmand mais dans une certaine retenue. On est dans le dessert mais pas dans l’étouffe chrétien ... A noter de jolies notes de fruits confits qui prennent leur ampleur ... Café chocolat comme à l’habitude ... Pas trop épais, bien comme faut ...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33rgik (1) - - DEC 6, 2015 does not count
Very very good. Nice vanilla and chocolate aroma. Medium body, black colour. Taste is a little bit sweet with dark chocolate finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (1167) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with red, beige foam. Aroma: pleasant caramel, dark malt, caramel and oatmeal cookies, candied fruit and hops. Taste: soft, velvety, dominated by sweetish caramel and prunes, caramel and dark malt. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (589) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours pitch black with a decent amount of head. Subtly smokey. Slight coffee notes. Smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3590) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2015 500 ml bottle with a BB date of 9-2015. "Hibernator" is not on the label but the ABV is listed as 7%. Pours black with some faint highlights at the edges. Decent, semi-durable head. Complex and flavorful for style. One of the better oatmeal stouts I’ve ever had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8295) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours near black with an attractive tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a smooth medium-bodied roasted malt flavor with chocolate, coffee and an anise finish. Goes down easy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
15.8.2014. Bottle. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts. Taste is also roasty, coffeeish, malty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (1037) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle as a gift from Helsinki. BB 09 2016. Dark brown, near black in colour. Head’s beige with good retention and little lacing. Roastiness and chocolate on the nose is supplemented by late summer berries, Labrador tea and faint piquant hops, also dust and ash. Tastes of bitter chocolate with berries, loads of roast, and blackberry-like acidity or sourness. Body medium, carbonation way below average, mouthfeel soft. Damn, I’d love to have this with a basket full of blackberries, bilberries and cranberries, preferably sitting in a lounge chair in an Estonian bog minus the gnats. This beer evokes some nice memories. Not at all what I expected, not at all among the ballsier Imperial Stouts, but still very-very enjoyable!


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