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Formerly brewed at Elixir
Style: Stout
Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Smoked oatmeal stout with toasted Scottish oats, smoked malt and lapsang souchong tea. Brewed for Craig Garvie for the big 10k!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
12th May 2013
Thanks to Mr Garvie himself! Gusher! When under control it’s an opaque dark brown beer with a small pale tan head. Palate is light, airy and pretty dry. Mellow and dry dark malt. Pretty mild smoke. There is a different type of tang here that I would not normally associate with a porter so I assume is the tea. Finishes dry. Interesting but (cough) not my cup of tea!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9555) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Old sweaty feet aroma. some soft roastyness. Chestnut brown colour with a small cream head. Decent. Flavour is nutty roasty toast with some earthy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2013
Bottled. A black beer with a huge fluffy dark brown head, seems infected. The aroma has notes coffee, brettanomyces, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, coffee, and hints of brett, leading to a dry roasted finish. The body is light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12720) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Long-lasting gusher! It pours cloudy deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, toast, earth, toasted oat and mild acidity. The taste is roasty, earth, toast, dry-roast, coffee, light smoke and burnt cocoa and dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Interesting,,,,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2878) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig, 2013. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Raisin, damson and plum aroma. Smooth raisin flavour. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (2410) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Dark brown cloudy beer, with small off white head. Nose is light malty, bit of caramel, slight very light banana ester, slight smokey tea aroma. Taste is quite watery, vague malty, caramel, not much else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
330ml bottle, at tasting on 18 November 2012. Thanks to Craig for providing. Dark brown. Generous beige head. Malty toffee and molasses notes on the nose. Vaguely smoky and rather "scented" flavour which I guess comes from the Lapsang Souchong. Which, as teas go, I don’t really like actually. Rather light body for a stout. Finishes with a fair bit of residual sweetness. Interesting but just not really my cup of tea. As long as it floats Craig’s boat that’s the main thing though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2013
33 cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Nisse666. Gusher alert. Brune, col léger beige. Arôme est malté, grillé avec un subtile ajout fumé et un fruité noir léger. Palais est malté, caramel, avoine, reste assez sec, fruité noire et un fumé subtile. Fini sec.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2013
33 cl bottle thanks to Nisse666. Sampled on June 8, 2013.
Made a mess in my kitchen when opened.
Brown color with plenty of particles, brown head. Yeast, alcohol, smoked scent. Smoked, malty, ash taste, bitter as well. Smoked aftertaste, also salty, Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (6311) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle gift from Craig to gbg crew cons 2013-06-08 Mölndal - bottle exploded! AR: roasted malt, licorice, dark herbal tea AP: dark brown, frothy head, yeast pieces are floating around in the liquid F:chocolate, herbal Tea, coffee, sour, licorice shot, fizzy

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