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Brewed by Deeside
Style: Stout
Banchory, Scotland

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular.
Velvety smooth stout. Thick and creamy. Full of rich, deep, chocolatey flavours.


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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (13168) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 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 it cask at moorings aberdeen ... deeeep blak ... thin tan head @.. soft milky chocolate roast .... little whey nose ... soft chocolate roast ... light sweet milk sugers ... lovely ... 4.4 cask 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 up again ... pretty good aprt from carbonation 8 4 9 2 18 = 4.1

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bullit (3854) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - 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]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1358) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1840) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8391) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2415) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (331) - 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.


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