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Brewed by Deeside
Style: Stout
Banchory, Scotland

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Velvety smooth stout. Thick and creamy. Full of rich, deep, chocolatey flavours.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle on the train from Edinburgh (thanks to an IP trade with Craig Garvie) - 08/12/12. Mid black with a thin tan head that escapes to the edge and leaves a film. Nose is dark roast malt, touch of chocolate, dark toffee notes, dark sugars. Taste comprises roast malts, liqourice, mineral tones, pinch of chcocolate, touch of molasses. Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a dry finish. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (1042) - SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2012
Pours with a thick, brown head. A malt/chocolate aroma and the taste is similar with a (obviously) strong chocolate taste. Surprisingly light, crisp finish makes for a very drinkable stout.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PieMan70 (25) - - NOV 22, 2012
while not chocolaty very fullsome tasty stout without being too heavy. very easy to drink. a very good beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2012
Handpull at SRAF 2012. Deep black brown, thin beige head. Nice chocolatey nose, chocolate milkshake!? Sweet coffee, big liquorice, some milk sugars. Thick viscous mouthfeel, lots of rich dark chocolate, liquorice again, some subtle roasted barley, some light vanilla. Light milk sugars. Soft roasty finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2011
On cask at The Bow Bar Summer Beer Festival, 2011. A black ale with a thin tan head. Big roasted malt aroma with chocolate, coffee and caramel notes. Tastes a little sweet with flavours of caramel, toast, roasted barley and espresso coffee with one sugar. Lovely thick, malty mouth-feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2011
[cask at SRAF’11] Black beer with a beige head that reduces pretty quickly. Lovely roasty, smoky aromas of burnt malt and damp straw (in a good way). The mouthfeel is also impressive, very smooth and really well-balanced. Long bitter roast finish with again that slight edge of smoke. Excellent stuff [16062011]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4043) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
16 June 2011, tap at SRAF. black and thin. no bubbles, bit of bubbly lacing. neat nose! reminds me of old oyster shells. a bit salty and oysters, some dried twigs. very nice. thin and a tad syrupy, almost flat. tastes of a coffee stout w/ some dried twigs. a really nice stout! a tad sweet and a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11954) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011
Cask at 2011 Deeside Beer Festival. It pours jet black with a thin foamy tan head and soft carbonation. The nose is smokey bacon, bonfire, dark chocolate, sesame seed and perhaps a little soy sauce. The taste is smoke, charcoal, sesame seed, soy sauce, liquorice, bitter chocolate and a little caramel, with a surprisingly bitter finish. Good quality stout but, which is perhaps a bit too thin to handle the bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (4264) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2011
Cask @ The Grill, Aberdeen. Black with a good beige head. Strong sour treacle aroma. Strong coffee malt flavour. Smooth. A robust stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22515) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.


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