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


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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (701) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2014
On cask at Camra beer festival 2014 a black colour beer a coffee flavour fruity sweet stout decent beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a very dark brown, near black, with a scummy beige head. Strong aroma of ash, port, leather and fruit cake. Full, thick mouth feel. Complex flavours of oak, vanilla and bitter roasted malt. Finish was burnt malts, liquorice and caramel. Really was f*cking good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours black with a small head. Nose shows chocolate, roasted barley, nutty and toasty malt, oatmeal and a very faint liquorice note. Very nice, very complex. Equally rich flavours, with more cocoa, burnt toast, roasted barley and soft coffee. Carbonation seems very low, body feels a little watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2458) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2014
Trialled two vintages of this beer but little really wavered between them. Aroma is dominated by kelp and wooded, warming spice, malted chocolate and pepper. Both produced up a deepest, midnight brown with good clarity and a tidy, wafer of beige foam. 2014 is more malty, rounded and full whilst the earlier version has a dominant Ovaltine note and is thinner and receding. Both have great length and mask the alcohol well. Mild hints of aniseed, strapped leather, caramelised rhubarb and doughy chocolate. Woody, roasted malt base, touch of tar and generally on the sweeter side with an inkling of chocolate ganache. Both are great, easy drinking beers, but fall far short of what I expected. If I said f&*k you to anyone I’d expect I did it with a strong backbone. This one doesn’t have it!! (33cL, two releases - BBE 12/13, BBE 11/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andriesradu (513) - ROMANIA - JUN 9, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a huge long lasting beige head. Light roasted and hoppy aroma. Flavor is light to moderate bitter and sweet with notes of roasted malt, dark fruits and hops. Quite light for a Imperial Stout but you can expect that considering it has only 7%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arczir (127) - POLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Black, with large beige head. Aroma of dark malts, mostly roast, citrus and sprucy hops. Really pleasant bitterness very roasty. Pretty complex and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Black body with a small beige head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee, malt, hops. Taste of coffee, licorice, dark fruits. Pleasant bitterness, roasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
In a run of awful beer this was a pleasant surprise and would drink again. Almost black body, thin tan head. Nice aroma, chocolate, milky coffee, hops. Flavour chocolate, coffee, vanilla, smoke, nice fruit on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8060) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee, schokoladig. Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffeebohnen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gianthogweed (53) - Cracow, POLAND - APR 17, 2014
really good! imperial stout with 7% ABV? sounds funny, but tastes good as hell. and it smells great, everything you want in such beer - hops, chocolate, roast.. i strongly reccommend it to everyone. chocolate, roasty, resin, floral, citrus, black, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation,

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