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

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Malted Barley (Including Chocolate Malt and Roasted Barley), Wheat, Hops, Coriander, Orange Zest.


LarsEngen's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, - DEC 23, 2012
50 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Pours very dark brown with some ruby tones. Medium creamy brown head that leaves a good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Medium body and a light bitterness. Good one but not that complex.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hawthorne00 (2818) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Black with a scant coat of light tan head. Not a whole lot of aroma - some chicory, roasted barley, light gruut-like spices. Light bodied, moderate carbonation. Has filtered hardness to it that doesn’t do it any favours Miles away from "creamy". Not much sweetness, more chic than choc, a firm roasted barley note, that Scots coriander thing that I associate with Traquair. Started at 10C, liked it a little more as it warmed.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (925) - SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Dark stout with roasted malt aroma flavour is chocolate coffee some fruity notes rich and sweet on finish

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1429) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle from Beer Hawk. Fairly dark stout, quite high carbonation, didn’t raise too much of a head. A bit muddled flavours, some chocolate, tiny bit roasty, bit of hop. Didn’t quite come together.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (323) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Well balanced stout no knockout flavours all very subtle but dark chocolate roast cofee and smoked peat re all lurking nice stuff without being exceptional

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1244) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2015
500 ml bottle at pub in Dublin. Clark dark Brown with tanned fluffy head. Roasted Barley, coffee and chocolate. Abrupt dry finish. Dry with medium bitterness, medium Bodies and low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle 500ml @ Sommerhus
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, floral, hint of licorice and smoke. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrJamesMcEwan (147) - SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2015
* Bottle. Pours deep black, with a creamy cream coloured head. * Aroma is light, hoppy herb, fruit, faint toast & chocolate. * Palate is medium body, very low carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is bitter & slightly sour, chocolate, ash, slight fruit & earthy. * Finish is medium body, smooth, chocolate & slight fruit, then drys. * Great carbonation, smooth, toast, & earthy.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle from Beer Essentials, Horsham. Fine lasting lacey tan head over dark beer. Subtle aroma: dark berries, burnt Toast. Thick and smooth in the mouth. Complex subtle yet persistent flavours: berries, pastry, dandelion and burdock, chocolate, roast malt. Moderate carbonation. Low bitterness, very easy drinking. Slightly dry, herbal, dark malty finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Cask at Standing Order (JDW). Dark reddish brown. Slightly sweet nose with blackcurrant and dark malts.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mahkus (79) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle from Sainsburys. Not much head. Ver dark black beer. Malt and chocolate aroma. Smooth texture and good lasting aftertaste.


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