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Brewed by Broughton
Style: Stout
Biggar, Scotland

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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 (8258) - 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
scotty (1060) - SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
A cracking(ly) good brew. Deep reddish black(?) in colour, good, long lasting white head. Smooth roast malt flavours and a good lingering finish. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (88) - - NOV 7, 2014
500ml bottle from Aldi. Pours dark, dark red with a white head. Burnt toffee aromas. Taste is coffee, caramel, with liquorice aftertaste. Decent

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours dark brown, nose is sweet toffee, taste is sweet, light chocolate roast.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mighty_meadow (233) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
On tap at the Auld Brig in Irvine (JDW). Dark ale with small creamy head. Promises chocolate but is more malty. Easy to drink and desreved to be savoured more than time allowed. Will try again when I have more time.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weefannybaws (102) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
500ml bottle. Dark, dark, dark. Aromas of toffee and iron. Beautiful, sweet, malty taste. Can even be served chilled for extra refreshment. Perfect accompaniment to crisps or nuts.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tombyars (1400) - 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 (263) - 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 (2000) - 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 (464) - 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 (12777) - 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.


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