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

bottled
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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Malted Barley (Including Chocolate Malt and Roasted Barley), Wheat, Hops, Coriander, Orange Zest.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10406) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice roasted/chocolate flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1162) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours a pitch black colour with a medium frothy beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chcolate, dried fruit, lactose, leather, coffee coriander and hints of smoke. Roasted flavours as well with leather and coffee being the most dominant, and lasting dark chocolate in the aftertaste. Soft and rich moutfeel, and a medium bitterness. A stout with good aroma and flavour but this could be more pronounced. Anyway a solid and easy-drinking stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
An enjoyable drink, chocolatey, quiite thin and a little fizzy, more like a porter in my opinion, although I’m no expert. Only downside was a lack of Morgan Freeman narration to accompany the experience.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4071) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle from Tesco's. More of a porter than a stout. Dark mahogany pour with a thin brown head. A weak aroma but a very complex bitter taste. The bitterness really defines this beer. This beer breaks all the rules but is highly drinkable for those people who like this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2012
50cl bottle shared with friends. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Chocolate. Nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2602) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malt, dark fruit and a hint of chocolate. Surprisingly thin and light. Some flavour of salty licorice in the end. Very short aftertaste. Easy to drink, but a bit disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
Medium beige head. Nearly opaque black body goes deep reddish brown at edges; shows slight carbonation. Chocolatey toffee aroma with roasty earthy notes. Dryish roasty salty licorice taste with earthy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish roasty earthy aftertaste with blackberry and toffee notes. Nice, drinkable. Girlfriend-approved, even. (0.5l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrouthyNeebor (10) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours dark but not opaque. Thin white head disappears rapidly. Smooth but not creamy in the mouth. Bitter dark chocolate, toasty, roasty, hoppy. More of a porter than a stout in my opinion. A bit thin and watery but very drinkable none-the-less.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (721) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle at Naomi & Bill’s. Very dark beer. Heavy taste. Sizeable head. Very little gas.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2012
Aroma: Coffee, burnt toast, smoked bacon, cherries and raisins.

Appearance: Very dark brown with a medium tan head that retains well. Lively carbonation. Decent lacing.

Taste: Roasted malt, coffee and rich fruit. Nice bitter finish.

Palate: Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Very fizzy carbonation.

Overall: Quite fizzy for a stout, but very smooth tasting and moreish.


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