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Loch Ness Prince of DarkNESS

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

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask,special
A dangerously dark imperial stout.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1625) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7732) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1319) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2020) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3092) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (632) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6659) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2075) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (14175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 cask at tap ... deep black ... thin tan head ... deep chocolate roast malt ... soft coffee nose ... dark roast ... light bitter charcoal ... sweet roast ... mellow coffee roast ... little milky coffee ...little aniseed ... wonderfully rich and complex but i think id struggle on a full pint ... there just something a little overpowering to have much 3.9 cask at tap ... deep black ... thin tan head ....deep licorice roast malt nose ... dark roast ... caramel toffee ... deep roast ... puff candy ... and im not a big fan of puff candy in stout 3.7 cask at bow ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft dark roast ... chocolate malts ... dark chocolate malts ... huge soft pine hop ... soft mellow juicy roast amazing ... very fruity 4.2 cask at blazer ... deep black ... thin brown head ... soft deep charcoal chocolate roast ... big meaty chocolate ... rich charcoal ... big roast ... light bitter ... deep rich smooth 4.2 Bottle at home ... Deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast ... dark malts nose... deep meaty roast ... soft creamy chocolate ... soft silky body ... soft oily pine hop linger ... nice 4.0... Cask at SRAF... Deep black... Thin bubbly tan head... Soft dark dry malt nose... Soft malts... Dark fruits... Dark malts... Bit thin... Soft toffee...


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