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Formerly brewed at Loch Ness
Style: Stout
Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottled; Regular.

A big roasted dark stout with coffee and chocolate notes.


Creedence's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAR 29, 2014
Cask at NERAX. Deep dark brown pour, bordering on black with a thin layer of tan bubbles. Cocoa and coffee on the nose, very nice balance. Taste is dark balanced cocoa with a nice roasted malty character in the back. Smooth dry chocolate finish.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7345) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2016
4oz pour at Max’s pours a muddy brown/black with some creamy, beige head. Nose has nuts, malt, molasses, nougat, a little dark chocolate. Flavor is chewy with malt and bread, toast, chocolate, light coffee. Dry finish. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (10088) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2016
Bouteille (0.5l): Literally black, smaller tanned foamy layer, moderate roasty nose, some berries, some chocolate detectable; almost robust bitter-sweet flavour, rounded by a delicate acidity, almost medium bodied and soft; lingering bitter-sweet chocolatey-fruity and roasty finish. Fine, fine brew...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (586) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
Cask at Chippenham Beer Festival. Black, no head. Ashy finish. Malty burnt aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (2377) - CROATIA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle, 500 ml at the Clachan, Dornie. Pours black with medium beige head. Roasted malts, coffee. Moderate sweetness with medium bitter finish. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Balanced. So far the best one from Loch Ness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7959) - ITALY - FEB 28, 2016
bottle scura discreta schiuma abbastanza persistente buone note tostate ciocviolato amaro caffe buona secchezza aromi ritornano in bocca discreto amaro non molto corpo finale abbastanza lungo

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7843) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 26/1/2016. Near black with a hint of red and decent, beige, head. Sweetish dark fruits, a touch of chocolate, black coffee and a dryish finish. A good dark beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2015

Cask (gravity) @ Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival (2014), Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EL.

[ As Loch Ness Dark Ness ].
Clear dark black brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark roasted, wood notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, malt bitter, dark roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141009]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5701) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2015
4 oz pour on cask at ChurchKey. Black with light tan head. Aromas of smoky notes, roast. Tastes of roast, smoky notes, chocolate. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1344) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2015
On cask at Max’s in Baltimore. Dense black color. Smoky roasted malt aroma. Cocoa and espresso notes. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. More smoky and coffee notes in finish with a touch of vanilla.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7351) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Light roast and some coffee. Good dry stout. Black pour. Light bitter finish. Black pour on cask at Churchkey.


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