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Harviestoun Shenanigans

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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Schwarzbier
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Black Lager. Brewed as our Schiehallion but with additions of chocolate malt and roast barley

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Back log from Spring of 2011 in Scotland; Cask in Edinburgh. Poured a dark auburn color, didn’t make note of the head. Aroma was mild, caramel and roasted malt for the most part. Flavor had a mild roastiness to it, some cocoa, caramel, and some sweetness. Solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2011
I can’t say this did much for me at all. Never had black lager before and I’m not in a rush to go back to it either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4444) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2011
Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Brown colour, beige head. Aroma is light roasted, caramel, bit of chocolate. Flavour is light roasted malts, bit of caramel, slight sour, a bit of smokyness and creamy at the same time. Taste is somewhat peculiar in a very pleasant way. Well drinkable. Another cracker by Harviestoun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2011
Gravi-cask at the Planet Thanet beer festival. It pours very dark brown with almost no head and soft carbonation. The nose is wood, mint and chocolate, reminiscent of “After Eight” chocolates! The taste is caramel, wood, menthol, toast, bitter chocolate, sesame seed and some astringency, with a long bitter finish. Above average black lager, but is too thin to make me rush back to have it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2011
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2011. Clear dark brown. Thin beige. Riasty toasty aroma. Its a touch sulphurous and a touch roasty. A little light in flavour. Ok though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2011
Gravity, Coventry 2011. Dark ruby with copper highlights and a thick, persistent beige collar. Aroma of decaying leaves, chocolate, orange and lavender, slight lemony sharpness- bit Belgian, actually. Vegetal, slightly nutty taste with a slight nut husk and oak aftertaste. Bit of a mish-mash. Love Harviestoun but this doesn’t work for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (4365) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2011
UPDATED: APR 2, 2011 Cask @ The Prince of Wales, Aberdeen. Clear dark reddish brown with a good but fast disappearing head. Mild caramel malt aroma. Sweet caramel flavour. Quite smooth. Unusual for a Scottish beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2011
cask at bow dark lager dark brown ... thin lacing ... soft sweet toffee maltsnose ... light roast ... light dark suger ... little chocolate ... easy but tasty 3.7

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