Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Old Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Pale malt; Roasted barley; Oats; Washington Galena, Worcester Fuggles and Kent Goldings hops.
A superb, rich, full-bodied beer derived from a 1970s homebrewing recipe. Wickedly smooth chocolate dominates the flavour, which is nicely balanced by the bitterness of the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rolfarild (176) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015
Dark almost blach with a brown head and beautifull lacing. Aroma of coffe, fresh meat and dried fruit. Taste dried fruit, coffe, vegetables, bitter chocolate. Sourich aftertaste. Sleek mothfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padchenko (166) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 8, 2015
Pours black with virtually no head. Low carbonation. Low bitterness but limited sweetness. Smooth. Coffee tones. Very pleasant

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (165) - Tübingen, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2015
Pours deep black with creamy brown head. Aroma of toasted malts, licorice, nuts. Taste is light sweet with lingering bitterness. Medium body. Isn’t viscous as label says.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (510) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Decent enough porter small dissipating tan head nice mouthfeel and well balanced bottle at a party doesnt taste a 6% beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (546) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Finally cracked this! Bottle, opaque black, decent dark cream head, ok lace. Aroma is molasses, cookies, bread dough. Taste is light roasty, vanilla, maybe honey? Definitely malty. Palate is smooth, but could be thicker. Finish gets barely dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2015
Very beautiful, chunky and rough foam. Malty aroma with notes of dark bitter chocolate. Have a taste that is somewhat unusual; it is both stout-like on the ongoing and very marked manner, simultaneously with a velvet-soft and slightly creamy mouth feeling. Have a little hint of licorice, but in careful balance with chocolate, which together give it a bitter taste with light caramel and very long finish. It is a really delicious beverage that offers long-term enjoyment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (346) - - AUG 23, 2015
Deep brown almost black body, tan brown and frothy head. Aroma is sweet and earthy. Taste is earthy with hints of nuts and a wooden taste and a slightly sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2820) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2015
(12/2014 backlog) 33cl shared by bastarda. Slick dark malts manage to both accomodate earthy charcoal and ash and a subcurrent of hop-infused dark berry notes. Nuts and treacle, chocolate drizzle. Gorgeous mouthfeel, contained and subtle in its mature composition rather than wildly expressive. Good reliable UK slowbrewed stuff at 6%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2300) - Ghent, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle from dranken Deconinck. Dark brown/black colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit and coffee. Light sweet and roasty bitterness. Well balanced. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zoret (153) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2015
D’ampolla al Cara B. Cervesa negra etiquetada com a Black Ale. Maltosa amb tocs de caramel, café, xocolata o fins i tot vi dolç. Cos mig baix, carbonatació mitja. Molt bona.

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