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

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RATINGS: 1443   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mezr (50) - California, USA - APR 9, 2013
Sugested by my trusted beer guide (Joe) at Pacific Wine Merchants. Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle a deep, dark brown (almost black) with a foamy moca colored head. The aroma is definite dark chocolate, roasty malt, and a bit earthy. Taste has a pleasant, light sweetness that’s followed by a medium bitter and a moderately long finish. Full body, and slick with moderate carbonation that quickly softens. Very nice all around. Really enjoyed this.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (61) - - APR 19, 2014
Cor negra com espuma bege de baixas formacao e persistencia com bom lacing de numerosas pequenas ilhas de espuma; Aroma complexo de frutas vermelhas, madeira e cafe; Sabor de cafe e maltes torrados com leve toque de chocolate amargo; retrogosto amargo e amadeirado. Cerveja muito bem equilibrada e complexa com alcool muito bem inserido.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (7109) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 19, 2014
Bottle pour. Aroma is bread and.coffee. Doughy flavor with a malty & dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrJamesMcEwan (16) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
Pours solid black with a tan head that disappates. Aroma faint with coffee & slight dark chocolate. Palate very carbonated. Flavour like oil, very slight chocolate & coffee. Aftertaste bittersweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwillrich (142) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - APR 16, 2014
Cerveja extremamente escura, com forte amargor, vindo de lúpulos e da torra do malte. Muito boa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (65) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is dark malts, chocolate and coffee. It’s vey dark, black, long lasting head, little oily texture. in taste there are roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Medium body, it is creamy. Medium bitter finish. Very balanced beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 01.2015. Pours very dark brown with tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is licorice, coffee, and dry roast. Taste: coffee, licorice, malt, nutty, and some sweetness. Finish is coffee bitter and slight smoke. Overall: nice brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkam (46) - POLAND - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a medium, beige head, nice lacing. Aroma: dark malts, chocolate, coffee. Taste: roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel. Medium bodied and bitter, well balanced. Fantastic oily texture. Very good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (277) - POLAND - APR 3, 2014
Barwa: ciemna, pod światło, brązowa. Piana beżowa, średniej wielkości, drobno pęcherzykowa, względnie szybko opadająca, ale ładnie oblepiająca szkło [5/5] Aromat: ciemne słody (słodko - kwaśny), czekolada, lekka kawa. Przyjemny, ale nie porywający. Smak: słodowy, raczej wytrawny. Gorzka czekolada, kawa mokka, palone, wręcz przypiekane słody, może karmel. alkohol prawie nie wyczuwalny.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (527) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 2, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo. Marzo de 2013. porter, según etiqueta con un cuerpo mas o menos notable de 6 vol que se bebe bastante bien. Color negro con espuma algo oscura no muy persistente. Sabores a maltas tostadas, chocolate y ligeros café todo bastante bien equilibrado y ligero. Buena, para repetir.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tayeth (115) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
Geruch nach feuchter Erde, leicht angebranntem Kaffee. Keine Schokoladennoten. Geschmack dann sehr erdig und trocken, aber auch sehr kantig. Nicht so meins.


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