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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doradobotella (94) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2014
Apariencia: Color negro con una capa de espuma cremosa, abundante y duradera. Aroma: Complejo donde predominan el café, el chocolate y las maltas tostadas. Sabor: A cacao, un ligero toque a naranja con un agradable y lupulado amargor final.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (314) - POLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Aroma: roasted malts. Appearance: dark claret color, nice beige head. Taste: medium bitterness (roasted malts, herbs), dark malts, quite dry and watery, lack of coriander and orange zesty. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Normal stout without fireworks.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybion (61) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Pours cloudy dark ruby with half a finger of initially fairly soapy but then later creamy and pillowy light tan head, which retains well. Lacing is think Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, spices, a slightly herbal hop note and a little bit of fruitiness that is hard to pinpoint. Roasted malts provide a fair amount of bittnerness in the taste which goes well with the ever prominent dark chocolate, although the fruity note from the aroma is absent. The spicy note is however more pronounced, but overall the taste is a bit too watery. Body is thin and carbonation is soft, but the texture is smooth enough to make for pleasant drinking, helped by a good alcohol warmth on the finish. If it were little bit less watery this would be a fantastic brew, but it’s still pleasant enough as it is.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilverfoX (263) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
chocolate and coriander aromas from a think black body thin creamy head, medium sweetness an intense dark chocolate bitterness with that coriander coming through in the aftertaste, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. this was really rather good though it is very rich tasting!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogniskowicz (71) - - APR 24, 2014
Nieprzenikniona czerń z kremową, jasnobeżową, dość szybko zanikajacą pianką. Lekki zapach na granicy kawy i czekolady. W smaku - najpierw lekka kawowość i mleczna czekolada, z kwaskowatą, owocową goryczką. Bardzo pijalne.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Black colour with a medium brown head. A roasted malt aroma with some wet dog notes. Flavour of roasted malt with coffee, treacle and a little chocolate. A little citrus in the finish with a bit of a funky kick (probably the coriander). Watery on the palate. Sounds like a cross between a stout and a Belgian wit; doesn’t really work for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5203) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
500ml Bottle - Very dark brown with some red tinges and a foamy head. Roasted malt, chocolate orange and a hint of coffee in the aroma. Roasted and zesty taste with orange, chocolate, coffee and roasted malt detected. Interesting and easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gregus (190) - Kraków, POLAND - APR 12, 2014
Butelka. Barwa czarna z ładnie oblepiającą pianą. W aromacie palone słody, czekolada, kremowość, kolendra. Piwo jest gładkie, w smaku dominuje mleczna czekolada, paloność, śmietnkowość. Bardzo pijalne.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3829) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - APR 5, 2014
Bottle 50cl, a dark beer with medium copper head. Nose is malty with fruity touch such as over ripped apples and apricot notes. Aroma is on a creamy chocolate and smooth coffee, light red fruit acidity, less sweet, roasted finish with still fruit acidity. Easy drinkable, good chocolate body.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgreb (399) - Marburg, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
Bottle - almost black beer with no head. Beige foam at the edge. Very thin aroma with hints and of caramel. Flavour is quite dry. Caramel and coffee notes. Medium to low bitterness. Medium to low carbonation.


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