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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
derBreslauer (142) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
˝L 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OwainTurner (425) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
light roasted aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8436) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (1300) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 30, 2013
A really good stout beer. Black clear, rocky head Sweet with a light bitter. Worth another try

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