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Loch Ness Prince of DarkNESS

Brewed by Loch Ness
Style: Imperial Stout
Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A dangerously dark imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3052) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1905) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottled at Fergus’ tasting on 26 July. Poured a thick black, with a thin white head. Big aroma of roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Dark chocolate and burnt malt flavours, with some rich treacle. Nice, full mouth feel. Finish was espresso, tar, light smokiness and a little grassy hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
2014-07-10. Black body modest tan head. 3+ Aroma is fruity, mild dark malt. Light alcohol. Flavour is fruity, bitter finish dark malt core, lingering herbal roast in finish. Bitterness grows on subsequent sips. Alcohol is restrained and mostly hidden by the bitterness. Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Cask at Scottish Real Ale Festival

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1443) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Cask at Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Black body with a thin beige head. Aroma of rich chocolate and liqueur. Flavour of roasted malts, chocolate, a hint of smoke and a bitter, grassy finish. Medium body with a smooth texture. Quite bitter for an Imperial Stout, which I like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours black, nose is smoky, meaty, chocolate, taste is sweet and thin, dry, tablet, liquorice, chocolate, very bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3601) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Cask at The Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Pours black, no head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate, light raw booze. Taste brings some ash, charcoal, more coffee. Quite sweet. Seemed a bit fresh, but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (672) - SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2014
On cask @ SRAF 2014 a dark opquae ale spicy coffee aroma flavour is sweetffermented dark fruit coffee and dark chocolate sweet but bitter on finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle from Alesela. It pours jet black black with a thick dark tan head. The nose is rich roast, coffee, dark chocolate, mild acidity and a touch of tang. The taste is rich roast, coffee, earth, touch of spice, jammy fruit, salted caramel, some acidity, alcohol warmth and chocolate with a bitter-sweet finish. Full body, fine carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Drinks well for the abv. Smooth and well balanced. Nice work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sockamania (43) - - JUL 13, 2013
Very dark beer, reasonable nice but not as nice as I would expect for a 10% beer to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2123) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 7, 2012
Cask @ Benleva Hotel, Drum
Pitch black, bubbly dark tan head with some lacing
Aroma - soft dark roast malts, touch of chocolate, surprisingly light aroma, no alcohol at all
Taste - soft deep dark malts, rich dark chocolate malts, soft earthy malts, touch of dark berry fruits, very soft coffee, alcohol well hidden, quite complex, smooth flavour
Palate - very soft carb, medium to full body, powdery texture. Finish - rather dry, bit powdery with soft deep rich and quite sweet roasted chocolate malt....also some soft burnt earthy roast
Overall - Well made imperial stout - it’s not hard to drink for the abv

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