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Cromarty 2 Craigs Unstout

Brewed by Cromarty
Style: Low Alcohol
Cromarty, Scotland


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 60   ABV: 2%
Bottle and keg, special
Brewed in collaboration with Craig Allan
A pitch black beer with a creamy white head (the “stout” part) coupled with very low alcohol content and a massive American hop charge (the “Un” part).

To make this small beer with huge flavour we used a large proportion of flaked barley and oats into the mash to give plenty un-fermentable sugars which help provide body to the finished beer – a well known challenge to brewers making low alcohol beers. Also in the mash was roast barley and roast rye to give us the black colour and slight roast flavour. We then hopped it radically using an awesome mix of Cascade, Columbus and Chinook. The final beer is 2%abv and crammed full of flavours!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle split at LKS 15K Tasting, big thanks to Padraig, 02/11/15. Extremely dark mahoganu brown with a decent tan covering. Nose is earthy hop , biscuit, rich roasted tones, light pine, dark berry whisper. Taste comprises earthy roast, spice, tea bags, light cocoa. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent for the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (6519) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle shared at the #LKS15k tasting at craft beer co. Thanks to Padraig for this one. Reddy chestnut brown coloured pour with small mid tan head. Aroma is lightly smoked grains, light roast, Berry, raisin. Flavour is composed of light meralic grains, nutty, tea bags, citrus, palate is very light. High carbonation. Tangy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2015
2nd November 2015
Craft Clerkenwell. LKS 15K bash. Thanks to Padraig. Clear deep red - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Dry tangy malts. Some paper. Mildly tangy dark fruits. Smooth dry finish. Papery and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (4734) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
50cl bottle shared at Leighton’s 15k tasting at CBC CG, London. Thanks to Padraig. It pours a dark brown color with medium tan head. Aroma is tarts lemony and soapy. Tate is art lemon juice, some soap and perfume. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paddy. Pours brown with a creamy beige head. The nose has toasted bread, burnt pine, earth. Light sweet flavor with torched herbs, dry cocoa, earth. Light bodied with average carbonation. Dry finish with bittersweet cocoa. Pretty basic, but OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (529) - FRANCE - OCT 4, 2015
Noire limpide, beau col noisette qui se tient bien. Nez de houblons herbeux et de malts grillés. Attaque houblonnée (amère, fruitée, herbeuse), puis le malt noir prend le dessus (pain grillé, chocolat). Le corps est très aqueux et on retrouve une certaine astringence en arrière bouche. Bière étonnement gouteuse étant donné son titrage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9164) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
500 ml bottle. BB 13/Aug/2015. Thanks Timo A! Black color with a small tan head. Hops, mild bitterness, vegetables, roasted malt and dryness in the aroma. The flavor is hops, moderate bitterness, roasted malt, licorice and dryness. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8203) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2015
50 cl bottle. BBE 13.08.2015.
Pours jet black color with a large off-white head. Very interesting aroma here, licorice, sweet fruits, hops, mild ashy notes, tobacco and even some leathery notes. Palate is watery as was expected, again some ashy notes, licorice, lactic notes, very subtle salty salmiac and some dark fruits. Carbonation is strong, lingering bitter aftertaste. Surprisingly lot of flavors here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (703) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2015
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a dark cola-like brown with a thin tan head that disappears almost entirely. Aromas of chocolate, black coffee, cinnamon and a little pine. Taste is smooth chocolate up front before a pine and coffee bean bitterness washes through. The body is pretty thin so it all falls away at the end, leaving a gentle fruity aftertaste. Not bad for the low abv but I’d rather a more robust dark beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Keg at The Font, Chorlton. Dark reddish brown shade. Lovely big fluffy head. Liking the hops in the aroma. Taste again is fruity and hoppy with a coffee maltiness. Body is not the strongest but much, much better than 2% would suggest. Top effort.

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