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%
Cask; Regular.
Velvety smooth stout. Thick and creamy. Full of rich, deep, chocolatey flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8537) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43243) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9681) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
evergreen0199 (2898) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2010
Cask at Market Porter, London. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head. Roasty aroma. Tastes malty, roasty, creamy, rather thin. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (16927) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2010. Black, lasting thin tan head. Lovely thick choc, roasted malt aroma, almost impy stout like. Touch of smoke I thought. Really good stout. Bit of powder, lovely stout. Touch of lactic flavour on swallow. Good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bullit (4389) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 13, 2010 Cask @ 3 Judges. Black colour, short brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and oats, hint of glue. Flavour of roasted malts, fruity, chocolate. Medium bodied. This is good stuff. Again cask @ 3 Judges. Long smooth roastiness. Very sessionable. One of the best drinkable porters I’ve had. +.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9674) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2010
Cask, Leicester Fest 10. Black with a beige head. Aromas are nutty roast coffee with oil and tar. Liquorice with an oak woodiness. Flavours are butter roast coffee and dark chocolate with a very dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (20694) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2016 Cask at Scottish Real Ale festival 2009 ... Black ... oh my god Chocolate milkshake nose totally ... huge soft very milky chocolate and sweet syrup ... bit over sweet... very odd ... they Whey adds something very odd... but its just so chocolaty ... tk2 black ... woody toffee nose ... lots of chocolate ... that odd milyness ... a little young today as fron celar ... tk x ... cloisters .... black thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast ... roast malt ... light mily chocolate .... little charcoal ... this is just so MEEEEEEEE...3.9 -» 4.4 OK no real addition to notes but i sessioned this at Scottish Real Ale Festival 2010 ... It just such a drinkable porter... think hes dropped the Whey element to make it more drinkable but despite the fact that i prefer the balance as it currently stands ... i think the older more whey version was more destinct...great solid roast malts ... nice chocolate .. good body ... love itcask at moorings aberdeen ... deeeep blak ... thin tan head @.. soft milky chocolate roast .... little whey nose ... soft chocolate roast ... light sweet milk sugers ... lovely ... 4.4cask at cask and barrel ...deep black ... thin tan head ... soft sweet puff candi nose ... again soft mellow puff candi ... no where near as good as it has been in past 3.7 Bottle at home ... deep black ... small tan head ... soft sweet roast ... chocolate .. small amount of whey ... OH tooo fizzy ... dark malts .... chocolate ... whey... quite a lot of whey this time ... bringin whey levels are up again ... pretty good aprt from carbonation 8 4 9 2 18 = 4.1 Cask at Blue blazer June 16... Dark black.. Thick tan head.. Soft sweet puff candi chocolate roast malts nose.. Soft lactic chocolate roast. Soft sweet chocolate.. Soft chocolate roast...nice soft mellow chocolate roast 4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
OK Craig. Here it is. You are no longer alone in the world of ratings of Deeside beers. Huge thanks for taking me Cloisters to try this. Thanks! Nice grainy flavor, like chewing on roasted barley. A bit of roastiness that blends in well some barley sweetness. Good and easy to drink.

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