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Loch Ness Prince of DarkNESS

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Brewed by Loch Ness
Style: Imperial Stout
Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask,special
A dangerously dark imperial stout.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Cask at SRAF. Pours black, tiny brown head, oily texture. Nose is roasted malts, plenty of malts, quite muted for the abv. Taste is very malty, cocoa powder, chocolate, light liquorice. A bit watery for the abv, dry cocoa roasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3908) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2015
On cask at the sraf. Close to opaque black with a nice crema head. Dark chocolate and booze. Rich dark chocolate with a coconut underbelly. Big tar finish. It’s not elegant but there is beauty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2015
23/V/15 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: n/a (2015-681) Thanks to Niall for the trade!

Clear dark brown to black beer, creamy irregular beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate, alcohol, dried fruits, sugary. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: bit sourish, some alcohol, coffee, mocha, sweet caramel, very bitter hops. Aftertaste: caramel, mocha, hoppy, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, lots of bitter hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gowdy (884) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Half pint at The Helensburgh Beer Festival. Very dark colour. No head. Quite thick consistency.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (754) - SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
Starts with some fizz. Dark head. Lightish for weight. Firm roast nose. Smooth rich and deep in the mouth and on the tongue with plenty of strong bitter earthy complexity. Some plain chocolate on there too. Pretty enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Poured virtually black with a beige head. Aroma of roast malt, sweet fruit and fudge. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma. Not bad, but not an outstanding impy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4195) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle @ home. Aroma is huge roasty liquorice, some molasses and chocolate. Flavour is the same, in a good way but a bit one-sided.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4455) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from Cgarvieuk cheers Craig; pitch black pour with a creamy dark mocha head, aroma has rich dark chocolate plus some dark fruits, taste has roasted malts, a hint of smoke, underlying coffee, plain chocolate, some sweetness, detect some dark fruits, cherry and blackberry, a bite of bitterness, viscous mouthfeel, low carbs, pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6520-20140710] Cask. Roasted grain malt aroma. Black cola body with a quick bubbly tan head. Roasted malt and smoked grains flavour is only a little boozy. Full body feels a little thin. Surprised this was imperial. (7/3-/7/3/15) 3.5
(Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014 @ Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3925) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at home from alesela
Opaque dark brown with dense mocha brown head that hangs around. Plums and coffee on the nose. Some slight meaty umami and roasted barley notes. Full bodied but not heavy, high cocoa chocolate, touch of vanilla seguing intoroasty toasty barley and burnt blackberry crumble finish. Licorice. Low carbonation.


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