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Tryst Carron Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by Tryst
Style: Stout
Larbert, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Bottled, Filtered;
A strong dark ale brewed from an old recipe dating from the 19th century. The popularity of strong dark ales is enjoying a renaissance in the U.K. We have recrated ours from an old Scottish recipe pieced together from historical brewing archives. A rich silky ale that is bursting with flavour. Treat yourself to a little bit of history.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
overtheline (98) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2015
330ml bottle, pours a murky deep brown with no real head. My bottle was certainly no gusher. Everything about this beer was slightly flat and dank. Metallic notes on the nose along with some chocolate. A surprising sour note on the palate along with the toasty malts. Under carbonated and a short, flat finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
MissPxx (868) - - DEC 12, 2014
Very chocolatey and caramel aroma. Dark caramel appearance. Very bitter tasting with a pungent aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (2335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Brown body with ruby highlights and a beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma of brambles, blueberry jam, mashed strawberry and treacle. The flavour is very fruity and tart - so much so that I’m surprised there’s no fruit used in the brew. Notes of blackcurrant, cranberry, prunes and and a faint hint of rum. Thin body with a watery texture. Light fizz. A very unusual beer - almost like cranberry juice mixed with a Porter. It’s a bit sweet for my taste, but it’s certainly unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3874) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Cask by handpump at Blackfriars, Glasgow - clear very dark reddish brown, minimal tan head, roasted malt and chocolate aroma, very poor lacing, sharp chocolate and berry fruits flavour, oily texture

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (3434) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle from vvv. This black beer exploded out of the bottle and all over the kitchen floor, only half of the contents remained. It has roasted coffee and chocolate flavours, a sliky mouthfeel and vanilla and oak on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7150) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle. Like the Brigadier, I suffered a major loss of beer after an explosive opening. Despite having been stored in a dark and cool cupboard for four months after purchase, a third of the bottle’s contents gushed away down the sink. I was left with a sweet, near black stout with some chocolate character but not a great deal to show for 6% ABV. Disappointing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier (3290) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
500 ml bottle
Not only was this a gusher it was a mediocre and bland beer when it finally did settle down. Thankfully because half of it went down the drain on its own I had to drink only a few sips to finish it off. Skip this unless for some reason you’d like to get every single Scottish tick possible.

Aroma / Appearance - After gushing like one of those volcano experiments the liquid that remains is a fluid rich brown color. A reddish tint at the edges reminds me of a dying sunset. Bubbly mocha head is uninspiring as is the aroma of cooled oatmeal cookies and a weak sweetness.

Flavor / Palate - The bubbly mouthfeel is far too carbonated for this style. Oatmeal porridge that was left overnight in the sink blandly fades on the tongue. Everything about this beer is a tease. Don’t treat yourself to history unless you have something modern to drink right after.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2526) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle from the Microbar, Manchester... I think...not too sure! Light gush with this one, black pour with a beige head. Chocolate ice cream and rum raisin aroma, most dessertesque. Flavours of dark chocolate, dark fruit and a little coffee. Malt laden finish. Not too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grumbo (913) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle enjoyed at The Inn Beer Shop, Southport. Very dark brown, with a tan head. Minimal carbonation, smooth and would liken to spiced Christmas Cake infused with chocolate. Not to everyone’s taste (the chap I was drinking with didn’t like it) but I did very much, so I got to finish his too...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Carron Oatmalt Stout. Bottled tasted at Gallows Bird MICP. Malty nose with hints of chocolate. Pale beige fast disappearing head. Dark brownish color. Slightly hazy. Soft mild hopped malty taste.

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