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Brewed by Broughton
Style: Stout
Biggar, Scotland

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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle from Peckhams. Black colour, small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, hint of coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, oats, some coffee. Well drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4030) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2010
Bottle from beershop.hr, shared with heavy
Poured an extremely dark brown body with a small off white head. The nose is dominated by coffeeish maltiness that’s quite nice, slightly smokey and meaty. More of the same and I’m not complaining, light tasty roasty maltiness with notes of smoked meat, slightly yoghurty, slightly acidic near the end. Drinkable and likable ’nuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (5853) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottled 500ml. -from www.beershop.hr
Black coloured, medium sized brown head, slightly chocolate nose. Roasted malt, chocolate and oat with notes of smoke and coffee. Moderate sweet finish with hint of vanilla. Smooth but a bit watery stout.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2010
Black with an off white head has lacing on the glass. Tastes of chocolate malt was looking quite promising but lacks body

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2194) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2010
Malt aroma with berries, roasted malt and liquorice. Black colour with a tan lace which clings to the glass. Thin texture. Slight oatmeal wheat flavour with brown sugar. Smooth ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2009
500 ml bottle. I thought this tasted a bit ’old’ and to my surprise the neck reveals best by December 2004! So five years beyond then I drink this tasty beer. A pure black pour with a thick white head and lacing down the glass. The aroma is mostly chocolates, a sour roasted aroma as well. The flavor is easygoing; a mix between a sour roasted malt. chocolate, light fruity hops. Probably a bit different than a fresh one, but still nice. The mouthfeel was a bit thin. Overall, nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2009
Powerful deep dark nose. Pours dark brown with a disappearing head. Flavour is gentle at first but develops well with some coffee, chocolate and asparagus (weirdly). Mouthfeel a little watery but pleasant enough. A nice little stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Black with ruby hints, thin white tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee, malt, dark fruits. Taste is oats, roasted barley, burnt coffee beans.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4816) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2009
Deep brown coloured body with a thinnish tan head and a nice bit of oily lace on the side of the glass. Aroma of nice mellow malt, caramel, nuts, marshmallows and even some soap. Medium-bodied; Sweet mellow flavour with a subtle nuttiness tucked in with the malt and a touch of effervescent alcohol flavours. Aftertaste is mild considering the style, but the ABV makes sense with this - very light in all senses. Overall, a good light sweet stout - much more mild than most other Oatmeals - but good to try. While I can get it here stateside, this 50 cL bottle was purchased at McHughes Off-License in Killbarrack, Dublin, Ireland on 20-February-2009, sampled on the other side of the sea at home in Washington on 28-April-2009 when the Capitals advance to the 2nd round of the NHL Playoffs!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4504) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2009
Pours mahogany-tinged black into an English pint. Tan micro head with excellent retention leaves slow sheets. Peat and dark pit fruit aromas. Upfront brown bread turning thin and dry. Lasting raisin finish.


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