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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear dark red - brown amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, oat, moderate hoppy, grass, licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration,dark malt, sweet malt, light licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110319]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle, courtesy of fonefan. A hazy, dark brown beer with a reddish hue. A layer of beige bubbles on top. Slightly milky on the nose with caramel and prunes. Some bready hints as well. The flavor isn’t much more pleasant, but with some chocolate and lemon in addition to what found in the aroma. Medium body with a bit hard carbonation. Quite bitter towards the finish. Not all bad even though it’s not all clean, I guess I could drink a few if it was fresh from the brewery. 110319

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6709) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle@Ulfborg tasting.Pours cloudy brown with a tan head.Aroma is fruity, toasted and caramel.Flavor is sweet and bitter with some coffe and burnt notes.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice malty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (14836) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle @ Denmark/Norway Tasting @ Ulfborg 2011. Courtesy of Fonefan. Pours muddy dark amber brown with a small creamy beige head. Vague roast and fruit. Slightly tart and rubbery. Dry and bitter roasted flavor. A touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2011
Holy moly, had to give this wee guy a time out in the sink while he got over the excitement of being opened! Malty notes on the nose with coffee and roasted nuts. Pours a deep brown colour almost black. Tastes initially sweet before a wave of bitterness washes over your tongue. Lingering flavours of dark chocolate and bitter coffee. Smooth palate but perhaps a few to many bubbles for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2011
[500ml bottle, Oddbins, Edinburgh] A complete gusher on opening, tan-coloured froth kept on pouring from the bottle. After five minutes I went back, it had settled down. Deep dark brown colour with a touch of red. Standard stouty aromas of roast malt, chocolate and a sweet, almost treacle background. On the taste, quite rich and very smooth - good mouthfeel. Roasted chocolate again with a hint of coffee. Good aftertaste, some bittersweet notes. Decent beer indeed [20012011]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3899) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle from The Scottish Real Ale Shop. Bottle almost exploded on opening. Sweet treacle toffee aroma. Black colour with big beige head. Roasted malt flavour, quite smooth. I am not normally a stout man but this one isn’t bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4258) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2010
Cask @ 2nd Larbert Beer Festival. Brown colour, tan bubbles. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts and dark fruits. Ok stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2009
A Mes rate: bottle at The Cadster’s Spotify tasting.
Deep dark brown with a lasting light beige head. Striaght forward roasty stout with plenty of chocolate. Burnt drying finish. Standard but nice enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2009
Cask @ Guildford Arms, Edinburgh.
Pours deep chestnut with a fine, staying, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has berries, sweet oats, light tart and softly roasted. Frothy and fine mouthfeel, light carbonation. Flavour is sweet, some chocolate, light tart berries. Long, roasted, lightly ashy finish. Not really perfection.

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