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


on tap

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3199) - 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 (224) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2017) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
330ml bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham. Dark rich black colour with thick creMy tan head. The aroma has all you’d expect tasted malt, coffee, chocolate. They are in the taste too, but just a touch light and watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WojciechW (27) - POLAND - DEC 9, 2014
black color,great beige head, in aroma there is a dried plum, cherry, lots of chocolate,, tastes sweet, chocolate, same fruits like in the aroma, good bitterness, medium body, alcohol is covered very good, great beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chopper925 (296) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Dark Brown, clear color, small head in my case. Aroma is full of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and sweet milk chocolate, great. Dry taste, with a nearly harsh bitter finish. Medium body, more flat carbonation. Aftertaste is first Form floral to resin, then roasty and somewhat ash and bitter in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2844) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
Pours black with a finger of tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate malts, basement. Taste is initially chocolate bitter followed by mellow sweet then coffee and roasty bitter finish. Medium body, creamy, with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (953) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 13, 2014
I actually don’ get much of a roasted flavour or nose. The aroma has the alcohol very predominant, and flavour is chocolate, a strong vanilla vein and a touch of coffee. Medium bodied, it does come across as a strong porter. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (4237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle at Pitchers in Eskilstuna. Chocolate, coffee and dark malts on the nose. Similar taste with allot of roasted flavours. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogniskowicz (466) - POLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Aromat delikatny, ale przyjemny. Kawa, lekka paloność i specyficzna dla tego browaru owocowość. W smaku czekoladowo - kawowe z nutami kwaskowatymi, bardzo aksamitne i przyjemne. Goryczka niewielka, alkohol niewyczuwalny. Imperial stout w wersji soft, ale pije się bardzo przyjemnie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Derbeth (498) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle with expiry in September 2015. Blak colour, white frothy head with fair lacing, lasts quite long. Nose: dark chocolate, wine, resin, floral, for a moment even gooseberry. Mouth: intensive floral, then resin, dark chocolate; no ash. Medium bitterness. Medium body - the beer feels quite light for an imperial stout. Good one.

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