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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: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
artiredbirds (108) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 31, 2015
Вторая бутылка спустя месяц пошла лучше, но все равно есть большая проблем& - не хватает вязкост& тягучес& Слишком водянис& вкус на выдержк& стал поболее.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2621) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
Tasting from Nov’ 2014.
At cellar temperature and into a shallow chalice. Dark as midnight brown with excellent clarity as to shimmer in the lights. Dense yet compact beige pad atop lasts the length with minimal lace. The nose is deep, complex and fringes on dank, dusty, cobwebs and stagnant water cellar notes through to hinting at charred meat and Biltong, kecap manis and roasted carob with just a touch of Vegemite™. Chalky and pasty, chocolate malt dominated palate; low in carbonation with a medium light body and soft finish. A little cocoa powder, roast carob and Vegemite™, vanillin and cola which melds as sort of a creaming soda flavour. Long chocolaty, dusty and woody length. A lot more clean and streamlined from the complex aroma. This is aromatic but not the most interesting of ales inside. Easily sessionable though! (50cL, BBE 01/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (364) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 10, 2015
Dark brown, almost black, small but lasting tan head. Aroma is very nice, milk chocolate, brown sugar and coffee. Taste sweet milk chocolate and caramel in start that carries it to a more roasted dry finish. Also some low roasted acidity is present. light to medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cantabrian (944) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2014
The official description above is pretty precise. Thin palate and thin look, but amazing aroma and flavours of roasted malts, excellent dark chocolate and black currants. Nice and tart-sour, from that currant touch.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radzik5555 (601) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Butelka 0.5L.
Wygląd: Brunatne, niska do średnio obfitej, jasnobeżowa pian, lekko znaczy szkło.
Aromat: Ciemne pieczywo, przypalona skórka chleba razowego, karmel oraz niewielka ilość nut palonych.
Smak: Lekko kwaskowe, palone, ciemne pieczywo.
Odczucie: Wodniste, faktura kremowa, wysycenie średnie
Całość: Lekki sesyjny stoucik, bez szału ale jako codziennie piwko byłoby OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (898) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2014
Poured from bottle. Clear dark brown color with big beige head. Aroma of prunes, chocolate. Medium body, oily texture, low carbonation. Roasted bitterness dominates over the sweetness. Overall Ok. Nice for a change.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is malt, dark chocolate, light fruit. The flavour is moderate bitter with a rich malt, dry coffee, hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (6604) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK. Thin creamy tan head. Clear deep amber pour. Some coffee and chocloate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ John Bull Pub, Aalborg
Pours clear reddish dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long milk chocolate and caramel finsih. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adasko (980) - Poznan, POLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Great chocolate aroma. Just awesome quality chocolate. Aroma is deep and long. Notes of coffee and dark malts are also present. It’s dark seal color, non-transparent, with rather poor head. Taste is similar to aroma but like divided and reduced few times. But still - it’s taste great. Perfect dark chocolate flavour with delicate bitterness on the background. It’s quite heavily carbonated for a stout. The body is rather thin. Malty aftertaste is short and rather annoying.


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