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Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Imperial Stout
Munlochy, Rosshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle Conditioned, Seasonal;
Deep dark chocolate flavoured stout with subtle notes of liquorice. The use of oats confers a smooth mouthfeel to this strong stout.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 Score for cask. tk 1,2 and 3.. Deep dark red black ... thick tan head ... light chocolate roast nose ... sweet toasted oats and rich roast malts ....smooth lovely mouthfeel with a rich body...low bitternesss... ... tk4 Bottle at home ... Deep black ... thin lacing ... soft coffee malt nose ... rich smooth chocolate ... little coffee ... nice soft mouthfeel with medium carbopnation and rich body ... low chocolate bitterness at back of beer... very nicly balanced and packed full of flavour ...4.2

bottle at home .. dark black ... thin tan head ... big foamed from btl ... big chocolate roast nose ... deep roast ... soft sweet chocolate ... nice roast ... smooth rich and deep ... 4.2

bottle at home ... colins tatsing ... drunk 2011 ... dark malts ... sweet roast ... nose ... big fizzyness ... light sourness .. dark roast ... dark chocolate ...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1336) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Surprised by the low ratings. This a solid oatmeal stout through and through. Best of the best? No. But all the favors are here. Slightly roasty, not overly sweet. But good and solid.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3497) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pours a rich, appetizing, dark chocolate brown with a thick and rather persistent light tan head. Aroma has notes of roast malt, coffee and licorice. These notes come forth even more in the flavor, which adds a hint of woody hops. Texture is thick and oily, if not very tingly. Go organic!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2009
330mL bottle, no date from cgarvieuk, thanks Craig! Deep mahogany with a one finger creamy tan head, fading to a thick ring and thin film after a few minutes. Milk chocolate, sweet caramel, oatmeal are present up front in the aroma. There are also some chocolate chip cookies. There is a little bit of roast, but not really too much considering the style. Flavor adds something I can’t quite put my finger on. . . light lactose and light pepper (but it isn’t spicy)? Hmmm, definitely different. Semi-dry finish with bitterness peaking around a 2, and the alcohol is masked well. Smooth medium full body with creamy low carbonation. Pretty good, albeit slightly strange.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Bottle from Craig by way of trade at DLD 09.Served at cellar temp. Dark black pour with a light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oats, chocolate and a slight sweetness. Very smooth tasting, sweet, creamy, roastd malt, all around well balanced taste. Nice lacing on the glass. Nice mouthfeel. Would love to meet up with this beer again.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2009
Bottle from Craig, cheers mate consumed 03-04-09 Pours very dark brown with an off white creamy lasting head. There is a creaminess in the mouth with this and warmth from the alcohol. Good chocolatey taste, the alcohol resides towards the back of the mouth, touch nutty, and the chocolate is good and solid. If I have one criticism, the alcohol just shows a little too much throughout and burns just a little. I was begininning to doubt that there was any liquorice as per the commercial description I noted on the rear of the bottle label, but lo and behold good ol’ Bertie Basset, ’Britains favourite asset’ came storming through, better late then never. Good beer. A6 A4 F8 P3 OV17 3.8

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11069) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Pours clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted dark malt, licorice and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet & sour flavor with a medium sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. This is a complex stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 5, 2010
Very nice black body with medium, lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Tasted of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Pretty sweet for a stout, except in the finish, which was bitter. No big alcoholic kick despite its strength. Full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle 7 ABV. Creamy lightbrown excellent mostly lsting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Chocolate notes. Moderate bitter flavor with nice chocolate/lactose notes. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1597) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2013
excellent thick oatmeal delicasy. liquorice and chocolate. heavyish mouthfeel. black colour beige head.


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