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Williams Brothers Black (Bottle)

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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Stout
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Bottle: Filtered.
A rich dark ale, dominated by the strong flavours of blended roast malts that are the foundation of this beer. Smooth coffee and chocolate undertones are complemented by the addition of late harvest cone hops, giving a lovely blackcurrant aroma.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derbeth (278) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 13, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Black colour, medium head that does not last long but shows very good lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt, a bit of prune. Light sweetness, light bitterness. Light body. Quite smooth, definitely not aggressive, overall good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (273) - POLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Aroma: roasted malts, dark chocolate, roasted barley, herbs. Appearance: clear dark brown color, nice beige head. Taste: low bitterness (herbs), dark malts, smooth, intensive herbal notes, dark chocolate, watery and dry. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Quite strange beer, very herbal.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TEJA (1263) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from Prisma in Kovoula, Finland. Nice fluffy Brown head over a Deep dark red beer. Aroma of Old leftover vegetables in refridgerator. Smooth light roasted malty taste with sweetness and low bitternes. Tiny body.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours a deep ruby red. Aroma is smokey and spicy. Taste is more of the same with a good mix of rich malt smoke and a slight hop bitterness. Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (944) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and finger thick beige head. Aroma: Toffee/caramel, coco pops, roasted malts. Taste: Low/medium sweetness and sourness with low bitterness. Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt dry, slightly chocolatly, fruity, malty, caramel finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dohny (207) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 24, 2014
Poured from bottle. Clear dark brown color with big beige head. Aroma of prunes, chocolate. Medium body, oily texture, low carbonation. Bitternes dominates over the sweetness. Bitterness is more from roasted malts then hoppy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6900) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, dunkle Früchte. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle überreife Früchte.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10538) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle at home in London - got from some online retailer. Pours dark brown with red highlights and a creamy tan head. Pleasing aroma of lightly toasted bread, mellow cocoa, soft roast. Light to medium sweet flavor with lightly charred toast, mild milk chocolate and subtle scorched earth bitterness. Light in body with fine to average, massaging carbonation and creamy texture. Very well balanced to finish with further milk chocolate notes, more toasted and lightly burnt bread, minimal bitterness, perhaps some torched leaves. Highly drinkable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (1230) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2014
Coffee in scents, with roasted malts, prunes, old red wine. Dark brown to black body, with a tan/beige half finger head upon. Tastes roasted caramel malts, hops underneath, some coffee, and liquorice is quite tiny and only sweet. I guess it is that malted wheat. Easy to drink, gentle to swallow. Fruity finish, with caramel, some bitter fruity hops under, some yeast. Overall quite good, especially considering the moderate 4.2% abv. 500ml brown bottle 4.2% b@Kilpishalli, tasted@home Norway.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2014
500ml bottle at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Coffee and liquorice aromas, taste brings a bit of dark chocolate sweetness, and a light woody note. Finishes pretty clean. Bit thin, but not bad.


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