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

bottled
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RATINGS: 196   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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (5456) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, Brighouse. Black with next to no head. It’s thinner than expected stout with a slightly soapiness to its roasted malt taste, but this is more of the barley influence than anything else. Fairly easy drinking for its style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 22, 2012
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 200412. Black with beige head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Flavour with coffee, liqourice and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5370) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
500ml dark bottle from Tesco. Smooth and attractive dark beer with chocolate and roasted notes. Finishes with a gentle rasp. Easy drinking and very pleasant. Didn’t notice the coriander and orange zest, but I assume they did their bit to add to the pleasant taste. Hmm - I could be persuaded there is a coriander warmth in the finish. Decent drop. [3.6]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (5334) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
light roasted aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (5310) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a deep black colour with steady low head and medium body. Aroma of malt and torf. Taste of intense malt, leaves, woods, bread, spices and coriander. Very light bitter hoppy finish. Nice beer and I enjoyed it a lot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5287) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Classy stout with some malt, coffee, dark chocolate and leaves. A really classy piwo which offers a deep body and high drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5205) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle by June 2013. Nose of roasted barley, heavy chocolate and chicory, has some hops to remind of Black Sun. Very dark red-black body with a noisy tan head. Taste is semi-dry but a little sweeter to start, roast is black but relatively gentle with milk chocolate, nice tropical hint but also traditional (orange) citrus and a little astringency. Touch of spice scratch (coriander). Otherwise silky smooth light-medium body, minimal carbonation, and they cut this with wheat. Enjoyed.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Erzengel (5077) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5016) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2011
50cl bottle from Tescos, Hastings. A dark chestnut with a yellowy beige head; aroma of chocolate malts with a hint of coffee; fruity flavour with some barley and richly roasted nutty malts; and a sweet fruity finish with some chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4793) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe cons 2012-04-17 Uddingston AR: chocolate, roasted malt, grapes AP: pitch black with no other colores, 1 cm thick stouthy beige head F: rich choclate, roasted malt, wee vanilla fudge, medium + carbonation and bitterness, a bit thin body


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