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Williams Brothers Profanity Stout

Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Imperial Stout
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Profanity Stout is the first in the Williams Bros ’chapeau’ series, in which we celebrate the skills of amateur brewers whose beers we think are exceptoinal and should be made available to a wider audience. With Profanity Stout we doff our caps to Peter and Craig, the ’Balls to the Wall’ brewing duo, who developed this recipe as students on the brewing course at Edinburgh’s Heriot Watt University. The beer is a blend of rich coffee and intensely fruity hop aromas on a base of full velvety malty mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (349) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2015
Very dark with small beige head. Smooth dark chocolate and coffee aromas with a little licorice and leather. Robust roasty taste with coffee, chocolate, treacle, butter and a little charred meat in the finish. The medium body and lower ABV (for an imperial stout) help strike an excellent balance between flavour and drinkability that gives it a solid point of difference. Impressive that it’s so full of flavour yet doesn’t seem watery due to the thinner body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (112) - ITALY - MAR 19, 2015
Scura, quasi nera, schiuma beige di buona persistenza. Molto piacevole l’aroma di caffè, malti tostati e leggera affumicatura. Si conferma bevendola come un’ottima stout, appena amara, sempre malto tostato in evidente, beverina nonostante l’alcol,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (1129) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2015
Nearly black with frothy light tan head. Fruity hop aroma. Strong roasted aroma with piney hop bitterness. Long, dry and bitter finish. Nice and solid. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13955) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle, 7%. The aroma is refreshingly hoppy, has ashy notes as well as piney hop notes. Black colour, seems clear with a red shine. Big stable creamy light brown head. The flavour is roasted with a hint of smoke. Quite roasted, has some barley bitterness. The bitterness is a little rough, but the piney hops seem to balance it off a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3710) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle @ The Unholy Trinity Meets Again, Sønderborg. Pours hazy very dark brown with small light tan head. Clear aroma of roast and caramel malt, with notes of coffee and liquorice. Bitter, hoppy and roasty flavour with sweetish notes of caramel malt and hints of liquorice. Touches of coffee beans. Roasty and bitter aftertaste. Rather non-aggresisve for the style but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (679) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
33cl bottle @ home from Edinburgh. Body is nearly black, Head is very small, beige, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is roasty, Aroma is toast, dark chocolate, coffee, light smoke, Taste is heavy roasty bitter, Finish is medium to long lasting roasty and slightliy hoppy bitter, light alcohol warmth. Full body, slightly sticky texture, soft carbonation. Simple, not too heavy, good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sokuzs1 (116) - - JAN 22, 2015
Aroma: coffee, fruity, chocolate, herbal, roasty Taste: heavily roasty, low bitter, low sweet, coffee, herbal

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3917) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle from Cellarbrations Sandy Bay February 2014. There is nothing about the beer that would make you utter profanities. Rich dense black colour with chocolate aromas and thick in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2918) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of roast, dark malts, coffee, chocolate and some fruit. The taste was of malts, roast, coffee, chocolate, fruit and some bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bastarda (147) - Freiburg, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2014
shared with bartlebier, Bierle and Oldmanriver. Unexpected, almost confusing passion-fruit-yoghurt-nose. Even more so the taste, which is passion-fruit-yoghurt eaten together with an espresso, quite a lovelessly combined dessert option imho. Fitting finish, with a lingering roast bitterness and a light sourness (yoghurt and espresso). A stout brewed/dryhopped with citra?

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