Brewed by Burnside (UK)
Style: Stout
Laurencekirk, Scotland


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Rich Chocolate & Liquorice with a good bitter finish. Nice creamy mouthfeel with good body and head retention

cgarvieuk's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, - FEB 4, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 cask at bow ... copper brown ... thin tan head ... soft dark roast ... sweet roast ... caramalised sugers ... dark roast ... little licorice ... little burnt ... odd dry finish ...

cask at SRAF ... deep black ... tan head .. soft dark roast ... soft toffee nose ... chocolate roast ... dark malts ... light dry roast 3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (10878) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Cask at SRAF 2013. Pours deep brown, a bit thin and watery, light roast chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2014
Poured cola black with a frothy beige head. Aroma of dark fruit and sweet caramel malt. Light body, flavour of dark chocolate, liquorice, sweet malt. A bit thin for a decent stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (5076) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle at home from alesela
dark Fruity, a touch of ethanone Apples, pear skin and anise. Full bodied, low carbonation, slight marmite, cocoa, burnt toasty, molasses, fairly grainy, sweet and a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Alesela. Dark brown pour, no head. Burnt rubber aromas, not much else. Burnt toast maybe. Taste has a liquorice sweetness, burnt sugar, and just kinda lacks something. Light body, thin texture, Bitter burnt sugar finish. Not my kind of thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1604) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a pale buff head. Black coffee note in the smooth malty aroma. Creamy smooth mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a creamy mocha coffee cake base with powdered drinking chocolate and molasses in there. There is a slight note of earthy hops, giving a brief hop prickle in the aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with coffee, treacle and just a hint of damson in the mouth. This is a decent stout and another good ale for the portfolio. Well recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4797) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Cask by handpump at Troon Beer Festival - very dark brown near black, medium beige head, coffee / chocolate aroma, poor lacing, sweet, bit of liquorice, coffee, chocolate, dry malty finish :

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ Trade by Scopey ]. Clear dark dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy and open, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, english licorice, piratos, dark malt, hoppy bitter, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130325]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 7, 2013
Cask @ Bow [050213]
Very dark brown, ruby edges, thin tan head, some lacing
Aroma - some burnt roast, not a lot on the nose
Taste of soft dark malts, dark fruits, roasted malts, dab of coffee, some dark fruit jam, touch of blackcurrant
Palate Medium body, fairly sticky, quite smooth. Finish as main flavour, dryish bitter roast tail
Overall - This is pretty fruity as a stout but I found it getting a tad dull with the drinking - as stouts go itís not bad... Itís the best beer Iíve had from this brewery so far

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2013
Cask @ The Bow Bar. Very dark brown colour, reasonable head. Roasted fruity coffee malt aroma. Dry chocolate malt flavour. Smooth. Reasonable stout.

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