Brewed by Broughton
Style: Stout
Biggar, Scotland


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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bottle; Pasteurised.
Sometimes known as Kinmount Willie Oatmeal Stout in the US.
Brewed to the exacting standards of Robert Younger, great grandfather of the founder of Broughton brewery. This rich stout is bursting with the flavours of roasted barley and black malt. The excellent hop bitterness is offset by the silky mouth feel of oats.
Major ingredients are:-
Optic Pale Ale Malt, Black Malt, Roasted Barley, Pinhead Oats. Hops used are English grown Fuggles, First Gold and Challenger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
giacoluca (15) - ITALY - JAN 27, 2012
black, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
flying_pig (1304) - SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle (500ml):
Dark, roasted malts and lighter coffee notes along with some dark chocolate to begin with. There is some grain and barely too.
Dark, mahogany brown with a thin & bubbly, half-centimetre head that is light brown & stays throughout.
Dark malts, some milky coffee and a little roasted barely account for most of the taste here but not in a manner that I enjoyed. The finish was a bitter hops one.
Quite thin in body with a lot more carbonation than I would have preferred, it almost feels like I’m drinking a cola.

Really disappointing to me, I didn’t find it particularly well balanced or flavourful with too much fizz, I can’t see what all the fuss is about here. Not a fan.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2648) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle from Gordon and MacPhail, Elgin. Appearance - very dark brown with ruby edges, 1 finger off white head. Aroma - roast malt, milk chocolate, hint of coffee. Taste - sweet malt, roast malt, some bitter hop, hint of coffee and chocolate, bit disappointing after inital aroma. Palate - watery for stout, quite thin mouthfeel, dull finish slight roast and hop bitterness. Overall - Quite a nice beer, but as a stout rather bland and watery, not much silkiness from the oats, flavours a bit too subdued. An above-average beer, but as a stout below average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2011
[500ml bottle, Peckhams Stockbridge, Edinburgh] Dark blackish brown pour with reddish hints. Aromas of chocolate malt and roasted, toasty notes. There is some oat on the taste, along with the dark malts. Coffee bitterness that leads into the finish, which is dry and bitter, although a touch watery [09072007]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with some hints of caramel Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Fairly bland. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a small head. Not a bad aroma and flavor but all areas are subdued.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1716) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle. Thick tan head, black body. Chocolate, coffee, blackberries. Low bitterness, some sweetness. Silky smooth, well-carbonated, with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SHIG (4211) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle: Poured a black color with a tan head. Aroma is oat and cereal. Taste was flat, very watery, roasted malt, and oat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8500) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
500 ml bottle in Edinburgh. Pitch black with a fine, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, cereals, chocolate, and coffee. Rich roasted flavor, biscuity and with nice cereal grain tastes. Medium to heavier body. Dry and rich, with a roasted, malty, bready finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2349) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 16, 2010
03/03 0.5 l bottle courtesy of Doggythedog, thanks for sharing! It poured dark brown, almost black body with small brown head. Fine coffee, wood, caramel and peat (even smoked meat) scents perspire from the glass. Similar very fine flavor, except mentioned things showed up some chocolate as well. Balanced between sour and sweet, in yet thinner body, it had sourish coffee and smoked finish. This nice brew made me like the brewery for the beer itself, after I was first attracted with nice labels, well, what can I do when I like Oatmeal Stouts!

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