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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 171   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Erzengel (2341) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (978) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium beige head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Smooth milk chocolate, cream and nutty, roasty malt notes make up the aroma. Mild citrus hops mix with slightly wit-like orange zest and coriander up front. Roasty and nutty malt flavours come into the mid-palate, with milk chocolate and more faint orange giving an almost jaffa orange feel to the finish. The addition of orange and coriander is an odd one in a stout, but it seems to work fairly well here, creating a slightly unusual but quite pleasant stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
derBreslauer (133) - Wroclaw, POLAND - SEP 26, 2013
Black body with medium, creamy beige head. Weak aroma, but mostly dark chocolate and roasted malt. Also caramel and cognac notes noticeable after warming up. Very creamy in taste, solid bodied with dominant chocolate and roasted malt notes. Practically there is no bitterness. Finish is rather sweet than dry. Tasty, but it stands out with nothing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2802) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2013
500ml bottle shared at home. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head, which stays around nicely. Aromas are mostly chocolate, touch of minerally coffee. Taste brings some dark fruit sugar. Creamy mouthfeel, good bitter finish, nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1075) - Bonn, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
½L bottle from Baxter’s, Edinburgh. Pours very dark brown with light brown head. Roasted coffee, malt aromas. Slightly thin, bubbly mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet coffee with a licorice aftertaste. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
The aroma is a nice sweet barley balanced with wood notes, coming off a perfect beige head and black body. Flavour is a nice dry barley with just a hint of sweetness; wet finish. This is a fine sessionable Scottish ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OwainTurner (296) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle from Tesco. Black thick with dark dense head... Aroma of rich chocolate and caramel. Taste of chocolate smooth with a slight bitterness. feel of thick dense silk.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4529) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
light roasted aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6444) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
Dark brown, almost black. Has a light brown head, mostly lasting. Aroma is roasted, malty, faint salty, faint salty. Flavor starts roasted too, moderate bitter finish. Dry texture and soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (925) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Appearance: Dark brown with a two finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Orange, bready/biscuity malt, roast notes, liquorice, slight smokiness, a touch peaty, undertone of spice, floral and resinous. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness, medium sourness, orange, bready malt, dry and roasty. Palate: Smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation and a dry abrupt finish. Comments: Easy to drink, refreshing and tasty. Maltiness kick in the finish. Left a glass lace.


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