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Brewed by Black Wolf
Style: Stout
Stirling, Scotland

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Previously 4.8%
Traditional Scottish stout with a creamy, toasted oatmeal flavour. Lightly hopped with a complex roast malt aroma and a smooth silky aftertaste. As dark, mysterious & interesting as the glen it’s named after. Arguably better than the best Guiness!!!


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Gravity, Banbury Beer Festival. Deep black, just a bit of brown highlights around the edges. Dark tan head. Treacle and Cheerio® aroma, a touch of old laundry. Soft muddy dark flavors, fairly sweet. Some substance to the palate, but dull and lifeless.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2007
Cask, Loughborough Fest 07. Black with a small head. Aromas are earthy roast malts with coffee and winter fruit. Flavours are earthy roast malts with fruity berries. Liqourice with some metal and hints of lemon. Dark chocolate bitterness with some saltiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
Cask@Loughborough Beer Festival 2007. Black beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly dandelion and burdock, and the flavour is weirdly floral with a dandelion and burdock finish. Overall a weird stout, I do not know what to make of it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2007
Cask (gravity dispense), Catford Beer Festival, June 2006. Very dark colour, but the mouthfeel is rather lighter than expected. Its also drier than is often the case with Oatmeal stouts. Lots of burnt malt in evidence with a sort of ashy feel that I’ve experienced numerous times but struggle to describe adequately. Bits of dark chocolate and licorice come through in the flavours. The slightly acidic, and distinctly bitter, almost lactic, edge that I picked up in the bottled version is here in cask form too. Something about this beer just didn’t really grab me. I think a fuller body would offset the bitterness better. I notice that I rated the bottle version higher, which is unusual for me, so I wonder whether the condition was less than perfect.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
deep black, burnt malt nose, again the flavour has just a bit too much burntness for me

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2007
Half pint gravity fed at the Battersea Beer Festival, very dark, even syrupy, with a bubbly beige head. A strong rich malty aroma with chocolate. A smooth palate with chocolate malt flavours and a rich finish. A good stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2006
Cask @ Ealing BF 06: A little watery, can taste the oatmeal, soft coffee without the milk, roasted malt aroma. Not enough body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
Aroma kicks you with loads of coffee and roasted malts, maybe liquire too. Taste is similar quite bitter, maybe a bit too burnt.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 20, 2006
Veyr nice, nice aroma and the flavour is awesome, the ota stouts are becoming one of my favorite styles.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Beer House, Manchester 23/04/2001 Dark oaty stout with a hint of sweet wine flavour. 2. Cask stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 22/09/2001 Rich dark stout with an oaty finish.


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