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

bottled
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RATINGS: 185   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10720) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice roasted/chocolate flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10579) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from Tesco, Uttoxeter, Staffs. Dark brown with cream head. Quite a rich malty, roasty beer, decent fullish palate with a liquorice aftertaste. Good depth, liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10500) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Roast, licorice and a hint of salt in the aroma. Medium bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Sweetish, slightly roasty caramelly flavor with a hint of licorice. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9000) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle: Deep amber coloured with a ruby sheen, stable mid-sized off-white head, mild to moderate fruity and roasty nose, cacao-powder detectable as well; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied and soft; creamy roasty and fruity finish, bitter chocolate in the aftertaste. Good stuff....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8754) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2013
50cl bottle @ home. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized light brown head that leaves fair to good lacing. Aroma of malts, chocolate, lightly hops, lightly a citrus touch and some roastyness. Taste malts, barley, roastyness, slightly liquorice, light to moderately orange peel. Medium body, low to medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2011
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 Cask conditioned air pressure Euston Tap London. A black beer with white head. A sweet roasty beer with chocolate notes. Reasonable bitterness and fruity notes. A very pleasant beer Score 3.8
Subsequent ratings scored 3.6 and 3.6. Average becomes 3.7

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 30, 2012
(bottle) Clear, opaque colour with a beige mid-sized foamy head. Mildly roasted malty aroma with spicy notes of liquorice, milk chocolate, leather and a pleasant background of flowery and subtle fruity aroma hops. Slightly bitter flavour, light to almost medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Discreetly roasted malt-character with present notes of chocolate and hints of leather; dry-ish mildly roasty and hop-bitter finish. Might be a good session-Stout. 16.III.12

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2012
500ml bottle carried back home from the Cave in Glasgow and shared with Finn. Fawn-coloured head to a rosewood coloured body – very nice, indeed. Spotty lacing to the glassware. Grainy chocolate malts to the nose. Flavoured with semi-sweet chocolate malts, alongside notes liquorice and lactose. Rounded and dry ending with distant roastiness Pleasing (Tromsø, 20.09.2012).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8258) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are earthy roast malts with dark chocolate with cream. Light blackberry with yeast and soft spiced oranges. Flavours are sweet chocolate and caramel with creamy fudge. Coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. Fruity with spices. Dry and sweet on the finish with some peppery yeast. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8090) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, dunkle Früchte. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle überreife Früchte.


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