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Brewed by Broughton
Style: Stout
Biggar, Scotland

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


leaparsons' rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8714) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrJamesMcEwan (114) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2015
* Bottle. Pours deep ruby black, with a tan coloured head. * Aroma is medium, malty, oats, chocolate & fudge. * Palate is medium body, very low carbonation, very fine bubbles, creamy & smooth. * Taste is sweet, dark roasted malts, jam & earthy. * Finish is liquorice, rich, thick, moist. * Overall rich but easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8474) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. It pours darkest brown with a small light beige head. The nose is smooth, rich roast, baking cocoa, earth and nice amount of dark fruits. The taste is bitter-sweet, dark fruits, jammy action, roasted malt, mild acidity and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good dark fruits throughout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mahkus (65) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle from sainsburys. Thin brown dissipating head. Dark colour. Warm chocolaty aroma. Some bitterness going down. Bit thin on the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1138) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 7, 2015
Bue au cask. Bière très maltée, corpulence moyenne. Peu de CO2. Finale café, grillé.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoestring (304) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Nice Brew indeed. Deep red and full mouth. I’ve lost all my tasting notes...aaaaaaaagh. I will need top re-rate for accurate description etc.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1080) - 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 (244) - SCOTLAND - 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 (5871) - 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 (303) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 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. 2nd tasting at the Wheatsheaf Inn in Kilmarnock (JDW). Says 4.8% ABV on pump clip. As I thought, this really should be savoured and not rushed. Warming malts on cold winter day. Chocolate notes but not overwhelming. Really lovely dark beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weefannybaws (124) - Barrhead, 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.


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