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Valhalla Sjolmet Stout

Brewed by Valhalla
Style: Stout
Unst, Shetland, Scotland


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Cask; Status uncertain. Also available bottle conditioned
Sjolmet Stout: The Sjolmet was a breed of Shetland cattle that had a strong dark body and light coloured head. The breed has died out, but the name lives on in the latest ale to be launched by Valhalla, a full bodied stout (with a strong dark body and light coloured head!) with an ABV of 5.0%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3432) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
500ml bottle from Alesela. Clear dark reddish brown with a minimal white head. Aromas of chocolate and light coffee notes. Taste has light bitterness, dark chocolate sweetness. Slightly thin texture, but just about creamy enough. Best Iíve had from here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (3296) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2014
500ml bottle from The Good Spirits. Co. Almost black, reasonable head. Sour grassy malt aroma. Sweet treacle tar flavour. Sour grassy aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (8759) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle, from Tomlinsons, on the train from Inverness to Hereford 21/10/13. Dark chestnut brown with a good sized beige head. Nose is dark toffee fudge, vanilla, bready malts, cake mix. Taste comprises light roast, mineral notes, earthy, dark fruit tang. Medium bodie, fine carbonation, tangy fruit in the finish. Ok if a little strange for a stout, carries a hybrid profile in terms of an ESB/Stout cross.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2881) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Cask by handpump at Pot Still, Glasgow - clear dark reddish brown, good creamy beige head, roasted malty aroma with a bit of berries, nice film of lacing, malty red berry flavour, very sweet for a stout, fruity finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (482) - SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Brown-black beer with a thin head and a very faint malt aroma. Malt and fruit flavour with a slight hop finish. Quite drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (731) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Taste at the Paisley Beer Festival. A dark colour. Quite cloudy. Not much head. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2013
[500ml bottle, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] Deep brown pour, with a small, thin white head. Aroma is roasted chocolate, toasted malt and some slightly musty coffee. Thereís a bit more coffee on the flavour, but the beer is mostly that toasted, chocolately malt. Finish is pretty quick, but thereís nothing really wrong with this at all. Decent beer indeed [18022013]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2609) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2013
50cl bottle. Pours opaque brown with a crema head. This is a straightforward well made stout which has the typical chocolate aroma and taste. Itís fairly one-dimensional but it certainly does that one dimension well. A light to medium body with a nice clean finish. The best from this brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (3385) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
On tap @ Henrik. this is a clear dark brown one - some redness shining through and it has a lively little heavy lacing grey dense top. on the nose itís not extreme. Some sweetness, nuts and not much more really. Mild and a bit blend. No sweetness at all - as the aroma lead me to believe. Itís near flat on the carbonation. A bit creamy almost in the thin texture. Strange chalky flavors. Dry and nutty-bitter with traces of tobacco smoke and soil. Thin dry and slightly papery finish with traces of cold old coffee. I can safely say that this was no favorite, but all in all itís actually not that bad either. Just not completely mine thing 18.01.2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4056) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours an unexpected deep coppery brown body with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, licorice and hints of nuts and dark sugars. Taste is peaty nut tones, licorice and dark malts. Full body, medium carbonation. Ok ale, but...stout? Get outta here. :-P ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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