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Cromarty 2 Craigs Unstout

Brewed by Cromarty
Style: Low Alcohol
Cromarty, Scotland


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 60   ABV: 2%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1652) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Bottled Beerdock Crewe. Lovely fresh pine aroma with smoky roast notes. Great bitter palate, which translates to a long, tangy finish. Packed with flavour and body and a really impressive low abv beer. Black IPA or stout? Who cares!?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leebotton (280) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
Light chocolatey aroma with a slight spice or earthy backbone, smells very black IPA like. Deep brown / black with a latte head. Flavour is spicy with rustic grain hints and a bit of citrus with a significant bitterness to follow. Kind of like fruity, bitter, dirt. Nice and light for something so dark. I think black IPA style is definitely a good way to go for low abv beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (338) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Pours black with a brown, lively head. Aroma is weak and consists of nuts and roast coffee. Taste is weak roast coffee, mango and orange fruitiness and medium bitter hop finish. Medium bodied with slightly watery nuances but for this ABV its hard to complain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3971) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle from Wine Emporium 301014. Great beer with such a low alcohol content. Creamy looking tan head above a deep black beer. Malty and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5611) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Roast malts on nose, sweet, roasty, burnt, light chocolate taste. Lots of flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Mane Liquor. Roasted malts, grain and citrus aromas, pours black with very little head, fruity flavour with a mild bitter aftertaste, unusual balance but still very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3391) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. For a 2% beer, this is insanely good. Comes across quite citrus driven with a mild sweetness behind a lightly roasted body. An absolute quaffer as you’d expect for a 2% beer but the amount of flavour bursting out of this is incredible. Well done

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garlic_of_Doom (541) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
Black with a beige head. Aroma has herbs, grass and citrus. Taste is dry chocolatey and roasted. Thin body, soft carbonation. Short dry after taste.
Unusal aroma for a stout but then again, it’s a Unstout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (805) - SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H a dark brown beer with coffee coloured head aroma is hops roasted malts and coffee flavour is hoppy with some roasted malts and coffee flavours reminiscent of a black ipa with some fruity notes coming through quite bitter on the finish and a bit thin but generally pretty good for the abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (3056) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle @ THT May, courtesy of sic1314. Pours a blackish brown beer with a a thin off white head on top. Aroma of apples, herbs and spices, nutmeg. Very bitter aftertaste which starts off quite bitter. Rather watery moutfhfeel, very light flavors. Decent beer.

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