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

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Malted Barley (Including Chocolate Malt and Roasted Barley), Wheat, Hops, Coriander, Orange Zest.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3637) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Cool concept/label/name. Big aroma--roasted and pleasant with a little bacon (Canadian bacon), too. Dark brown/black, no ruby. Low bitterness. Goes especially well with wheat bread. Decent body. Not bad at all. (cask at the Scottish Real Ale Festival, Edinburgh, June 2012)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5115) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2012
50cl, new Scottish brew Anno 2011, from Bierzwerg Greven, not complex dry Stout, malty/roasted and slightly spicy/bitter, easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, good brew

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
500 ml bottle. From bierzwerg.de.
Black colour with small to average size tan head. Roasted malt, liquorice, salt, mild coffee and mild chocolate in aroma. Flavour is roasted malt, liquorice, salty liquorice, mild coffee and mild hops. Itís not creamy and itís not that smooth but itís refreshing and good. Quite simple Dry Stout. I like this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2012
From the bottle. Dark and smooth. Chocolate and coffee notes, very pleasant in the mouth. A nice bitterness. A top beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
500ml dark bottle from Tesco. Smooth and attractive dark beer with chocolate and roasted notes. Finishes with a gentle rasp. Easy drinking and very pleasant. Didnít notice the coriander and orange zest, but I assume they did their bit to add to the pleasant taste. Hmm - I could be persuaded there is a coriander warmth in the finish. Decent drop. [3.6]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2012
Cask handpull at SRAF 2012. Dark black/brown, thin bubbly cap. Nice burnt malts on the nose, dark chocolate, touch of coffee, herbal hints and maybe a touch of smoke. Dry malts, weetabix, dark cocoa, coffee, some piney hop hints, creamy mouthfeel and a dry roast linger. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
dark brown, slightly coke-like colour. pours a brown head that quickly settles out. looks pleasing and rather full.The aromascape is controlled by chocolate and malts with a spicy and herby twist. wood and light smoke. Reminds me slightly of the Kelpie seaweed ale. The taste is very light overall and has a strong emphasis on the aftertaste where the tingling nuances come to life. There is a bit of every taste here in a very sophisticated manner, very balanced and light, but strong in character so that every detailed can be picked out separately and enjoyed and played with. the palate goes very well with the character, having a light body with a slightly dry but moist enough texture. I like this beer: very easy to enjoy but does not patronise its drinker. Deep tastes, so much to go back to all the time.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeissGary (276) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2012
This is quite a nice beer. Quite a strong chocolatey/liquorice aroma which carries on throughout the taste. Quite a thick and bitter ale yet it does have a smooth element to it. Rounds off with a long and bitter coffee taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (696) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle at home served cellar cool in a wide mouthed snifter. Dark brown to the point of opacity, dense off white head. Mocha and nuts in the aroma, ccontinuing in the taste. All the usual suspects are present in this stout - licquorice, coffee, fruit and nut chocolate, dark jammy fruit, soy, but leaning towards a dry biscuity finish. Slick creamy smooth mouth feel. Very enjoyable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Bottled (thanks fonefan!). Deep rubyish copper colour with a mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruity, roasted, mild liquorice and some sweet maltyness. Flavour is rather similar with some mild chocolate added.


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