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Brewed by Broughton
Style: Stout
Biggar, Scotland

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Status uncertain. Watch out for this evil character… Borders legends say the Dunter, a malevolent red-capped goblin, inhabits ruined castles and guards the English-Scottish borders from intruders. This evil creature is impossible to outrun, but we like to think he’ll let you pass if you have share a wee dram of his potion. The truth of this legend will never be known, however, it is irrefutable that the Dark Dunter is bursting of oatmeal and chocolate aromas, complemented by dark roasted malts and a rich aftertaste. Using over six grains gives this beer an evil malty bite.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - AUG 4, 2012
Cask, Slug & Lettuce, Leicester. Aromas are dark syrup and toffee with earthy, herbal notes and hints of barnyard. Lightly smoky with brown sugar. Flavours are weetabix and toffee with raisins and damp florals notes. A bit flat and sweet for me.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tombyars (1328) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Tasted this at the Waterside Beer Festival, Fairlie on the 24th May 2014. Gravity dispense, pours black ruby with a thin off white head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of treacle fudge. Smooth creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex gives maltloaf base with syrupy dates, dark chocolate and roast grain. There is a slight earthy note to the short lived hop resins in the quick bitter aftertaste. Malt to the forefront with sweet treacle toffee notes full in the mouth and full fruity flavours of dates and prunes and raisins. Described as a stout but comes over more as an Old Ale though. This is a cracking new ale from Broughton and highly recommended in cask.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (226) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2014
500ml bottle. A really good dark beer. Low/Moderate carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. The aroma is muted but the flavour is not. A well balanced and good dark ale.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
Cask, Philarmonic, Liverpool. Dark reddy brown looks with a small tan head. Bready malts and a little roast present in the restrained beak. Sweet flavour. with more malts, some dark fruit and a little sourness. A bit thin overall. Not a massive fan of this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (434) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 18, 2014
On cask: Mahogany pour with a moderate off-white head. Pretty malty with some coffee, chocolate, smoke chips, oatmeal, nutty. Quite dry on the palate with the bitterness from the coffee and the hops dominate a malty/chocolate sweetness. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
Reddish-brown. A bit roasty/liquoricey on the nose. Sweet, lightly toasty palate w a lot of caramel. Ok, probably needs a touch more hop.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4378) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Cask at the Playfair (JDW), Edinburgh. Reddish chestnut wuth a golden gleam and a thick beige head; oaty, roasted grain aroma; soft, toasted oat taste, with a sweet, malty, syrupy body, and a firm bitterness to follow. An excellent oatmeal stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Cask handpull at The Blackfriar London. Dark ruby almost black beer lasting cream dark beige head. Malty fruity beer. Good condition. Some sting on finish then this lasting damson jam flavour which is lovely. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1107) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
A dark brown beer with reddish tints and a frothy off white head. A rich roasted malt aroma, coffee and chocolate, plus a slight smokiness. Dry mouthfeel. A bitter roasted malt taste, espresso coffee and dark chocolate, plus a nuttiness and a hint of smoky. There is a background fruitiness that does temper the bitterness towards the end. The bitterness does lasts into the finish. Tasted at the Eagle & Child, Oxford.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump York London 20/01/14. A dark dark brown coloured beer with a whitish head and lace. A nice deep malty beer. Good chocolate and a bit of fruit. Aroma is sadly thin with just a touch of fruit but it does come alive in the mouth. Decent late bitterness. Tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2387) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Cask at Nicholson’s pub. Dark caramel pour with a steadfast cream head. Aroma is sweet toasty and honey. Flavour is mellow sweet caramel and malt toasty. Sweet palate.


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