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


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RATINGS: 304   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piotrek8080 (52) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of citrus from american hops, chocolate, dark malts. Nice one finger foam and good lacing. Full body with sweetness, chocolate and dried fruits notes. Medium bitterness and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SzopPiwosz (202) - - AUG 27, 2014
Zapach z butelki: Intensywna paloność, żywica, lukrecja. Piana: Brązowa, uboga, szybko redukuje się do obręczy. Kolor: Czarne z mahoniowymi refleksami. Zapach: Pralinowy, palony, czekolada, żywica, w tle orzechy. Smak: Bardzo intensywna paloność, nuty popiołowe, kawowe, do tego cytrusy - limonka, mandarynka. Tekstura: Gęste i oleiste. Nie pozostawia osadu w jamie ustnej. Nasycenie Niskie. Goryczka: Wysoka. Pijalność: Średnio-wysoka. Oto ciąg dalszy świętowania Dnia Świętego Patryka. Tym razem stout cięższego kalibru i zarazem mój pierwszy RIS w życiu, chociaż to RIS wagi lekkiej. Nie zawiodłem się - w odbiorze piwo jest zdecydowanie szlachetne i powala swoją intensywnością niemal na wszystkich obszarach - intensywnie czarne, intensywnie palone, intensywnie gorzkie. Do tego dochodzą miłe akcenty cytrusowe, które Profanity Stout zapewne zawdzięcza chmieleniu - użyto chmielów odmian amerykańskich (Centenial i Amarillo), brytyjskiej (First Gold), a także australijskiej (Nelson Sauvin). To wszystko zaskakuje w obliczu nie tak wysokiego, jak na RISa ekstraktu. Jestem ukontentowany - Dzień Świętego Patryka uważam, za spędzony godnie ;-). Piwo nabyłem w warszawskiej Piwonii za 11 zł.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burgers (334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, milk and milk chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1281) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 21, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL from dcmchew. Thanks! Look: almost opaque black, beige frothy head. Aroma: hops, tropical fruit, dried fruit, some vanilla and licorice, very light roast for a stout. Taste: citrus tropical fruit hops on a moderately roasty and fruity black malt foundation, solid bitter finish. Quite a hop-accented stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (783) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Aroma: roasted dark malts, herbs, butterscotch. Appearance: nice dark color, thin beige head. Taste: low bitterness, roasted dark malts, coffee, roasted barley, quite dry and a little bit empty. Palate: medium body and low carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Looks like a younger brother of a normal RIS. However not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 2, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2014 Bottle... Poured a murky dark brown with a thin whispy off white head. The aroma is roasted malt, caramel, floral hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a roasted malt, caramel hop liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6989) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, fudge, light roast, milk chocolate. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a tan ring. Aroma of sweet vinous fruit, roast malt and coffee. Medium body, flavour of the aroma, dark chocolate, moderately bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franzen (398) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
Bit roasted Chocolatey aroma and pretty hoppy for a stout. Roasty citrusy taste. Creamy thick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Tasted this at the GRAF, The Briggait, Glasgow on the 27th June 2014. Cask, gravity dispense. Pours a dull black in colour with a walnut coloured head. Strong malt in the fruity aroma with notes of bramble jam and roast grain coming through. Surprisingly thin, oily mouthfeel and poor lacing throughout. Strong dark malt complex gives a robust chewy roast grain base with dark, fruity hedgerow berry flavours mixed with dry elements of cocoa and mild coffee. Dry almost nutty element to the strong hoppy aftertaste which continues into the powerful malty finish and compliments the drier roast grain, leather and liquorice flavours present in the mouth. This was the best stout on offer at the festival and very popular. Highly recommended

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