Brewed by Elixir
Style: Stout
Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland


on tap


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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!

gowdy's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gowdy (963) - Erskine, - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s house. For Craig’s 10k! Congrats! And Happy Hogmanay! Beer is dark with full flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1212) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Heavy gusher. Pours deep brown with a brown head. Aroma is cocoa and kinder bueno. Taste is coffee, cardboard, smoked malts, slight herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (9543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, smoky nose. smoky chocolate taste, roast malts, dry, a bit too fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle @tasting. Pours brown hazy almost cloudy. Tea (smoky) and spices on the nose, its a nice smelling beer, better than the taste. It’s a bit meh on the palate, light and just not great, a wee bit of a disappointment after the smell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (8820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy dark brown. Smoked tea aromas, oats there too. Toasty on the taste. High carbonation prickle. Good stuff though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McNeillR (2143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
FUCKEN DELICIOUS TOTAL UNFUCKENTENUFUCEKNATED. Theese is fucken deelicouz. Christ allfuckinmeeightee. Poppy smokey bitteresh, like mate. So fucken fizzy wow. You kiddin awn mate? Yaaas. Unfuckingsulty as you’d like. Like you’d actually brew a tea bag and black tea.

Bottle, Someome fucken gave me it and it was foamy, Yeah. There.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7183) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle via trade with Theydon_Bois, thanks Colin. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is smoke, sour wheat and spice. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of earthy smoke, light roast, sour wheat, spice and herbal flowers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle at DadsThursday. Pours brown with tan head. Nose and taste of cola, sour oat, cocoa and tea. Light smoke. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (6743) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF Shindig. Medium brown with a small head. Some roasted coffee beans. Toffee. Cocoa. Strongly over-carbonated to the point of fault, which detracts from the raspberry and cocoa flavors. Showing signs of oxidation. Medium body. Overall, meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (7516) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle from a trade with Craig. I was aware of the gusher history on this beer, so I wisely opened it in the sink, still I managed to save a third of the bottle in a glass. Murky brown/black with lots of floaties and a huge foamy tanned head on top. Aroma got light smoked notes, liquorice and roast. Taste is malty, weak well integrated smoke, ash,tar and liquorice. Fizzy mouthfeel. Lingering light salty liquorice, not all bad this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , 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!

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