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


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RATINGS: 1474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerenberger (1373) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2013 Aroma is sweet malt, roasted meat, and chocolate. Pours a dark brownish black with dark tan head and abundant lacing. Taste is lighlyt bitter - bitter chocolate and dark roasted malts. Full bodied with flat carbonation. Overall, dark and bitter. While good, probably something I would drink only occasionally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (208) - SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 19/7-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Chocolate, malt, notes of raisins. Taste: Chocolate, notes of licorice, sweetness. Body is medium to light full, the finish is dry, medium bitter and sweet with taste of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lillmuffin (56) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Dark colour with beige head. Thin body. a little bitter. Taste of Chocolate, leather and wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andregoncalves (1332) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 3, 2014
33cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Nice dark color with medium to thin beige head. Medium to thin body. Medium bitterness. Aroma is chocolate, roasted and coffee. Some wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobroman (382) - Torun, POLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Intensive chocolate and roasted aroma. Small beige head disappearing to ring. Almost completely black body. Great and intensive taste of roasted and coffee bitterness with pleasant addition of chocolate sweetness. Outstanding beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1451) - SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
Det här var en seriöst bra sak, smaken var sammetslen med sköna toner av choklad, sötma och kaffe. Nej, det här var en riktigt fin sak och jag kan inget annat än att rekommendera denna öl för alla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (822) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
@ Röhällavägen. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget (26:-). Roasted malt and some fruity notes, licorice and chocolate, light smoke and some sweetness, medium to light full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and bitter with sweet roasted coffee notes and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerseyjohn71 (164) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
nice dry,,, smooth oil,,, caramel, chocolate, toast, resin, dough, leather, earthy, alcohol, smoke, black, tan foam, lightly bitter, light sweetness, full body, creamy, dry, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThreeCats (554) - ISRAEL - JUN 27, 2014
Black with just a touch of ruby highlights and tan head. Aroma roasty and chocolaty with some sweetness. Taste roasty and smooth, with coffee and bitter chocolate. Chocolate coming out more in the palate, along with some nice dry roast and some ash. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1272) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvilCat (51) - FRANCE - JUN 21, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Bouteille. Bootlegger (Paris). Robe brune, mousse beige peu persistante. Nez de malt grillé , chocolat noir et café . En bouche c’est soyeux , bon équilibre entre le malt noir et le grain de café qui prend de l’amplitude avec la dégustation . Légère amertume sur la finale. Peu longue en bouche. Corps et effervescence moyenne. Une porter ronde et légère bien balancée. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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