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Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Porter
Munlochy, Rosshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a fully gone head. Roasted malty and slight liqourice note in the aroma. Bitter and acidic hardroasted malty with a nice mix of liqourice, coffee and a bit of chocolate smoothness. Nice bitter and roasted malty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Scotland, 250708. Bottled. Dark brown with small head. Aroma of coffee. Flavor of nuts, caramel, chocolate and dryness from the roasts. Some yeasty fruit notes

1.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
kmacphail (37) - Isle of Lewis, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2008
This was one of the first black isle beers that I tried and I was not impressed. The beer poured like a pint of cola; black and no head. The aromas were hints of nuts, roasted malts and coffee; not too bad. However the taste was awful: cold coffee and not much else. It was also very thin bodied for a porter, a very watery mouthfeel. I gave this to my mate after a couple of mouthfuls and he managed the same amount. We ended up pouring the rest down the sink. Maybe I have been unlucky, but I have tried two other bottles since my original tasting and it resulted in the same effect. A very poor, watery porter that has a taste closer to frapaccino than a beer.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Fin (7276) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle, many thanks to Craig cgarvie for this one, cheers Craig. Poured black with a small white bubbly head. Some sourness and suphurous notes and even some metallic thing going on there, wondering whether this was infected as it was just well, sour really, also appley fairly sure this was a bad un as a porter that tastes more like cider can’t be right can it? I will rate this again if ever I see it and note this rating certainly isn’t a dig at the brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle at The 78. Not bad for an organic. Served way too cold so I had an annoying wait until I could rate it. Black with a slight tan head. Straight forward porter with some decent inky and rubbery notes. Coffee notes come through as it warms. Not really assertive enough however. Slightly sticky in the palate but not bad overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2007
A decent porter. This one should have been filtered, though. The yeasty flavor did not mix too well with the roasted malt of the porter. Not watery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8747) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2007
Bottle (purchased at the brewery): literally black, small but persistent tanned foamy layer; dark dried berries in the aroma, underpinned by a distinctive sourish roast-malty bitterness; soft MF, light bodied, moderate bitter-sweet flavour, mainly dry; bone dry, ashy roasted bitter finish. A good, well crafted Porter.........

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 Deep red black(bottle), swet roast malt nose, big foeam head , roast malt with lots of liquorish.3.1

TK2 Cloisters Edinburgh...Deep black ... Slightly smokey chocolate nose ... Bit burnt roast ... little coffee... medium body ... low carbonation ...easy and plesant.3.6... keg at cloister ... deep red brown ... soft chocolate malts ... light roast ... little ovaltine malt nose... soft juicy malts ... little toffee ... nice 3.6

key at cloisters ..deeo red brown ... thin creamy tan head ... soft roast malts nose... light toffee roast ... dark smooth roast ... little too cold ... ligth chocolate ... hint of coffee . 3.6

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 2, 2007
Fall 2004 sour, infected. Aug. 2005 new bottle. It’s a nice, light brown head and a black color. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee and a hint of perfume. The flavour is OK, but the overall impression is a bit thin. It has notes of coffee, chocolate and a hint of licorice and a moderate bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4769) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle. Poured a khaki head on top of this almost black beer. Delicious earthy espresso aroma with berries in the background. Espresso and berries in the continuation, but with chocolate flavours shining through as well. Medium to lightish body, but not excessively so. A very drinkable porter in my opinion.


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