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


on tap

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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Malted Barley (Including Chocolate Malt and Roasted Barley), Wheat, Hops, Coriander, Orange Zest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
Coriander and orange? What?
Into a snifter at just on cool. Black as midnight, almost still with a thin wafer of suds atop. Nose hints at rich, milk chocolate, roasted coffee bean, sweet soy sauce and a little molasses. Quite mellow, dusty and gritty with a powdery, roasted malt feel and flavour that dominates. Light on in body with minimal effervescence. Quite sweet in the finish. Rich toffee and chocolate with a drawing hint of molasses and aniseed. Not long in the swallow. There is also a touch of smoke and ash amongst the heaving roasted malts. Overall a pleasant Stout, but still confused by the use of coriander and orange. (50cL, BBE 03/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melkart (431) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - SEP 14, 2014
Coffee aroma. Taste is coffee too. Balanced alcohol. Medium body. Low carbonation. Slightly bitter and dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer0clock (142) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Coffee, toast, smooth but not very bitter at all, moreish like caramel, average carbonation but no head or lacing strangely, Bottle from mouton rouge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lux_edwards (288) - - AUG 10, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Aroma of espresso and chocolate as promised. Taste is a little sweet with a bitter aftertaste. The palate is soft and smooth. Overall a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (1199) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - AUG 8, 2014
the aroma of caramel, toast and chocolate with shades of espresso... caramel and chocolate taste with shades of toast, coffee and nuts... sweet and bitter aftertaste... good stout...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chopper925 (463) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black color, with a nice big Brown head. Chocolate with espresso and hazelnut in the Aroma. Sweet taste with a decent bitter note. Aftertaste has some nice coffee and chocolate notes, nice. Medium silky Texturen, flat carbonation. Nice one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
witthatsbier (521) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2014
CASK @ CAMPERDOWN PLACE,GLASGOW pours a dark brown black,with a cream coloured head aroma is malty with a bit of chocolate taste is light grain with little else overall a typical williams beer all talk and no action try once then leave alone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2377) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, consumed at home. Dark brown with a large khaki head. Milk chocolate and espresso scent, with hazelnuts and a slight herby/minty note. Sweet taste, there is a slight bitterness in the finish and more so in the aftertaste. Not particularly complex, and some of the flavours promised in the aroma didn’t quite come through. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1604) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Tasted this at the GRAF, in The Briggait, Glasgow on the 27th June 2014. Cask, gravity dispense. Pours a dull black with a thin creamy buff head. Smooth mocha coffee aroma with a thin, sweet prickle of orange zest, long in intensity. Thin creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex gives a good range of flavours with smooth chocolate malt to the fore. Strong notes of mocha coffee, liquorice, chocolate truffle and sweet orange in the mix. Distinct note of coriander with the earthy hop resins, giving a unique herbal flavour to the aftertaste which is poles apart from the malt component. Finish is smooth and very malty with Terry’s chocolate orange and a hint of roast grain coming through in the palate. An excellent stout with a wealth of flavours and well recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElDesmadre (3101) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. The problem I have with many Wiliams Bros beers is that they typically have an awesome aroma and a watery, bland taste that fails to deliver. This one is no exception. Moccha flavours of a stout are well merged with a coriander, citrus and tea mix that is often found in witbiers. All is held together by a soft note of vanilla bread. Really intriguing. But how comes the taste is so watery and the flavour devoid of any depth? It comes across like a dry though milky smooth stout with some additional witbier characteristics. Suitable for fast drinking but the aroma promised much more. Either way, it’s an interesting session beer.

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