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Brewed by Deeside
Style: Stout
Banchory, Scotland

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular.
Velvety smooth stout. Thick and creamy. Full of rich, deep, chocolatey flavours.


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 (1879) - 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 (2607) - 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 (6812) - 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 (3279) - 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 (16691) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
[3229-20100801] Cask. Thick burnt roast malt aroma with some hints of bandaid. Black body with a long-lasting foamy tan head. Watery coffee grounds flavour is almost gritty with a mild bitter aftertaste. Medium-full body. Drinkable.
(@ Market Porter, London, England)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Cloisters, 26 Brougham St, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9JH.

Clear dark black brown color with a average, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coffee. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate sweet. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy and smooth, carbonation is soft. [20100205]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2010
Cask Conditioned gravity dispense Peterborough BF 2010. A black beer with a lovely bubbly beige head. The aroma is roasty and smoky. Very bitter in the mouth with roasty flavours and a milky texture. A good body and a nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
2010-08-01. Black body with a small foamy beige head. 3+ Dusty roast in the aroma with mocha accents. 6+ Flavour is milder than expected, mild sweet malt base but the dry roasty bitterness grows exponentially towards the finish, leaving a dry roasty character to linger in the finish and aftertaste. 6+ Smooth average palate is pretty good for a cask but thin for the beer itself. Pretty good but the roast character is not entirely to my tastes. Cask at Market Porter, London


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