Brewed by Traditional Scottish Ales
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Stirling, Scotland


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tania_nexust (27) - Greater London, - OCT 25, 2012
As soon as the bottle was opened a good whiff of coffee and dark chocolate ganache was released. It poured very dark and opaque. In the glass, more chocolate sweetness came out in the aroma but there’s a tiny hint of something else – something slightly artificial like pots of ‘non-diary creamer’. The taste was disappointing compared to the initial aromas, a little thin and watery, but at least no bitter unpleasantness. It was smooth enough but just not much depth, body or finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1747) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, all coffee aroma, the taste is bitter with malt and more coffee, with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (673) - SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle. I’d seen this beer on supermarket shelves for a long time but never bothered with it until now. It basically tastes of coffee chocolates like you would get in a box of milk tray. Too sweet and too thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
Bottled. Dark brown, no head. Rich coffee aroma. Sweetish with medium body and clean mouthfeel, no carbonation. Limp and syrupy with cardamom and caramel. No bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottled 04/01/14. A near black coloured beer with no head. More chocolate than coffee for me although both are there. A bit of vanilla too. Slick and very likeable. Good flavours. A tasty easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoestring (253) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2013
fk me!!! coffee indeed. no head whatsoever, looks like flat coca cola. nice sipper and after the shock of the initial taste - wow it hits you - I opened up to it and will try again. smokey, peaty , coffee ...and more coffee

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (2582) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
Poured very dark with a thin beige head. Aroma of smooth coffee, some more coffee and a bit of coffee to finish it off. Medium smooth body, low carbonation, hiding under the smooth coffee is a bit of dark chocolate and some toasted malt. One for the coffeephiles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1180) - London via, WALES - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle, room temp, into a tulip. BB Feb 2014, bottle has been hanging around for a few months. Black with a ring of head. Smells of coffee liquer and espresso, coffee syrup, coffee chocolates. Good smell. Body is medium and not particularly foamy. Taste is sweet coffee, not sharp at all. A bit one-dimensional (coffee, coffee, coffee and coffee) but actually pretty nice and flavoursome. Not bad at all. 3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
330ml bottle: BBD Feb 2014, poured into a Gordon’s Thistle shaped glass on 30 Aug 2013. Exceedingly dark body with a full but fairly thin tanned head. Intense rich coffee aroma and taste, as you’d expect by the name on the bottle. Dark chocolate and cocoa flavours vie with the coffee to give a smell and flavour very similar to a Greek ’Frappe’ without any milk. Not as creamy and rich in texture as the nose suggested, the body depth being my only negative thought on the brew. Both interesting and worth finding (if you like coffee).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MechP (2) - SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2013 does not count
Strong espresso aroma. Roasty. black, medium sweetness, slick feel. Worth trying at least once, if only for the relatively unique taste. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (415) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Very dark brown, almost black, stout-like creamy thin tan head, coffee, coffee and coffee, not bitter at all, quite sweet. Not bad.

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