Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Traditional Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Bottled. A cask version is available from May to July.
"Seaweed Ale"
Prior to the 1850's there were many Scottish coastal alehouses which brewed their own ales, these ales were made from local malted barley which was grown on fields fertilised with seaweed. This environment gave the barley a very specific flavour which we have recreated by the inclusion of fresh seaweed in the mash tun. In addition to the seaweed (bladder rack) harvested on the Argyll coast we have used only organically grown malt - the darker malts roasted by ourselves.
Kelpie is a rich chocolate ale which has an aroma of fresh seabreeze and a distinctive malty texture.
Drink lightly chilled in a wine glass.

palantides77's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
palantides77 (5) - USA - JUL 10, 2009
I must say I did not like this at first taste. But the flavor is very complex and very different. It grows on you. This is the most interesting beer I have ever had. I loved it by the time I finished the glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kosmokrator (684) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2015
Ale scura e curiosa con note di malto, frutta secca, cioccolato e un retrogusto "pulito" e quasi "salato"... Corpo medio-lieve, struttura discreta, non è scipita ma manca qualcosa. Particolare.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnase (252) - Kronoby, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2015
500 ml bottle @ Kaisla, Helsinki. Dark brown almost black in color with a thin white head, almost no lace at all. Aroma is light roasted malt, caramel and hints of ash. The flavor is mostly ash, old malts, light vegetal, and roasted salty. Thin-bodied. The finish has a mild notes of vegetables. Strange but still ok!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cokemonkey11 (296) - - NOV 9, 2015
Brown bottle, 500ml, margiotta. Pours dark dark brown with a Ruby hue and very little foam subsiding quickly. Scent is nice Porter? With a sweet musk. Taste is nice simple ale without much body but a consistent sweet musk. Finish is plain and a bit watery. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1483) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
500ml bottle, pours black with a lasting, creamy tan head. Aroma is creamy chocolate, vanilla, mild dark fruity notes. Body is full, velvety, and creamy, as it develops it thins out and the finish is drying. Carbonation is very fine. Nicely done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1394) - USA - OCT 18, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from Bierhuis in Ossett. Enjoy ale dark ale with hint of sea. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (8010) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Botlle from my friend Bob. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied smoked malt flavor with a bit of chocolate and a vegetable finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (945) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Live rating of a 500 ml bottle that’s been in the cellar for some time. Poured into an English pint. Tar and farmyard aroma with something a little briney. Properly black stout with a creamy off-white head. Smooth Chocolate and vanilla flavours. The brininess does not persist or intrude, but this is a rather delicious, mellow stout, with a bonus point for a particularly velvety mouth feel. Unexpectedly ungimmicky, and rather lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6542) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Black / dark brown coloured pour with reddy hues and alasting light tan head. Aroma is sweet nutty toasted malts, earthy roast, malt loaf, little raisin. Sweet and rounded malts on the nose. Flavour is composed of nutty, sweet malts, earthy, mineral, little salty, sweet plumy fruits, dried fruits. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carbonation, little tang in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrNosha (726) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2015
Flasche aus Helsinki. Dunkle Farbe. Der Geschmack ist malzig und leicht salzig. Das Seegras kommt leicht im Abgang. Mit nur 4,4% etwas leicht, aber trotzdem recht gelungen. Erinnert an ein Porter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (1813) - Haderslev, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
Clear dark brown, small offwhite head. Malty, light roasted aroma. Roasted, malty flavour. Ok bitterness. Decent.

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