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Loch Ness Dark Ness

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Brewed by Loch Ness
Style: Stout
Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottled; Regular.

A big roasted dark stout with coffee and chocolate notes.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (939) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 6, 2015
On tap near Fort George. Another good beer from Loch Ness Nice stout, a bit too ashy, but well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Cask at SRAF. Pours very dark brown. Nose is roasted malts, slight chocolate. Tastes chocolate malts, quite bitter, dryish. A bit too dry and bitter for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (723) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A black colour with a foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some smoke. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate, some cookie, subtle blackberry and some smoke. Medium bodied and a creamy texture. A creamy, roasted, chocolate bitterness in the finish. Initially a standard stout but creamy and roasty, very pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (1840) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Cask at Holy Inadequate, Etruria. Pours black brown with a deep tan head. Coffee, chocolate. Smooth creamy session stout. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (977) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
Sample at Tuesday Tasting at De Molen. Black beer, roasted aroma, smells like a bbq or something, coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Taste is the same, maybe a bit watery. ok beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5019) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2015
500ml bottle. Jet black colour with small to average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Roasty dark malty aroma, notes of dark chocolate and espresso. Taste is roasty dark malty, coffee and espresso notes, hints of chocolate, coffee bitterness. Simple, clean and focused - good!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle @ home. Aroma is roast, coffee, malt, liquorice. Flavour is roasty liquorice, some coffee, caramel and light malt. Nice roasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
47574xeCD (663) - Godís Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Prefer this on Cask though. Poured a clear dark mahogany brown with deep beige head that cleared. Aroma of roasted malts and smokey chocolate. Taste of roasted coffee, cocoa, chocolate, smokey hints. One of my favourite stouts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smaskifa (136) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle at Culloden House, Culloden. Nice pitch dark with a decent head. Pretty roasted on the nose, chocolate, coffee, some nuts and liquorice. Much of the same as you drink, very well balanced with a slight bitterness at the end. Nice palate, a good level of carbonation and not as smooth as many of the British beers. Easy to drink, will drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6772) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, taste is sweet, chocolate and roasty.


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