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

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


lghansen's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lghansen (26) - - AUG 24, 2008
Very dark with reddish tones, and a light beige head, good malt flavor and bitterness.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5386) - 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 (9833) - 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 (895) - 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 (2166) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (2411) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with airy light tan head. Clear atoma of coffee beans, with notes of malt and coffee beans. Sweetish aroma of malt, with notes of caramel and coffee. Sweetish flavour of coffee, malt, caramel, and hints of liquorice. Bitter and sourish aftertaste. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (401) - FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Pours brown black with small brown white lacing head and a fruity blackcurrant scent. Notes of roasted malts, chocolate, wood, coffee, nuts, dark fruits. Tasty but somewhat thin body.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1414) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Black beer with medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, some lactose, chocolate and a little coffee. Watery palate. Not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (613) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Botlle luxuary xmas hamper. Colour is black thin tan head. Aroma is coffe and roasted malts taste is similar. Medium body medium carbonation. Ok beer

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (9835) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle @ John Bull, Aalborg. Clear dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet. Sweet finish. Watery. Bland. 251213

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a small light beige head, which fades fairly quickly and does not leave much lacing. Roasty malt, whipped cream and milk chocolate make up the aroma. Mild peppery hops up front give way to smooth milk chocolate in the mid-palate. A touch of roasty malt comes in at the finish. There is nothing too exciting about this one; it’s simply a reasonable middle-of-the-road stout.


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