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

bottled
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RATINGS: 180   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerhammaren (1066) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2013
.5l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours dark brown, almost black with low head. Aroma is chocolate, dark malts, coffee. Flavor is mostly same. A bit watery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6171) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of faint chocolate, ash, some cocoa, dark malts and subtle hops and fruits. Flavor of roasted malts, dry dark chocolate, cocoa and malts, mild wooden notes also, spices on the finish. Dry bitter malty palate, somewhat salty creamy finish. Sadly a bit too watery, otherwise decent.
3324

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle bb Mar 2015. Pours a ark brown/black with a tan head which dissipates quickly. Looks good. Aroma is milk chocolate, vanilla, bread. Medium body, medium carbonation - quite a bit of fizz. Milk chic again, with bitter coffee, a touch of dark fruits, a hint of citrus, a little coca-cola and a bitter, slightly metallic, finish. Overall, not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stüssy (6) - GERMANY - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
coffee, roasty, black, tan foam, sparkling, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, creamy, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (479) - SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Near-black pint with a beige, bubbly head. Toasty malt in the aroma with a hint of chocolate. Taste is a smooth, chocolate-malt flavour but with a sweet, zesty edge. The finish is interesting with the toated malt prominent but a spicy hint in there too. Surprisingly light and very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piero1987 (681) - Iglesias, ITALY - NOV 2, 2013
Black with beige head, not very persistent. Coffe and roasted aroma, light sweet with some roasty flavour.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (19374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
Bottled. Dark ruby, small head. Cocoa powder aroma. Fairly sweet with medium body and Clean, rounded mouthfeel. Fudge covered in cocoa powder. Low bitterness. Sort of artificial.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Everettm (81) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
Black with a finger of tan head. Low aroma of roasted malt, some chocolate (mostly milk) hints of citrus peel and whiff of sweet coffee. Good above average body but not a meal, slightly thinned by the higher than needed carbonation. Bold backbone of complex dark and roasted malt, lightened wisps of citrus (candy peel) and slight berry flavours. All leading to milk chocolate, and a little burnt chocolate, rounded off with a dry tannin like bitterness and mild coffee highlights.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3088) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
Flaske, 50 cl. Mørkebrun sort med et flot cremet beige skum. Sød aroma af ristede malte, appelsinskal og mild lakrids. Blid porter med en del karakter. God bitter finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Erzengel (2607) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2013
Dark in the glass with a dark beige head. The beer starts dark - roasted. Directly at the beginning enter the roasted barley flavours the mouth, even before the typical stout-sourness can be noticed. And highly drinkable for this dark and roasted brew. Dark chocolate, heavily roasted espresso-beans, crust of very dark bread. Great! And still soft, not importune. The aftertaste is long, slightly stout-sour with a bit of nice and still mild hop bitterness, and lots of roasted aroma! Only the corinder and the orange zest is not clear to me.
--> A great beer! And due to the moderate alcohol not too sticky or viscous.
--> 15/15/12/15


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