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


on tap

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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.

Temptation's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Temptation (257) - - FEB 25, 2013
Black color with reddish glitters, almost like a coke, with a fleeting, solid beige head. Roasted aromas to black dried coffee, hints of cocoa and black fruits. Creamy mouthfeel to coffee, liquorice and sugar. However, it’s quite well balanced with hops, with a bittersweet finish very well structured. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (765) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black colour with a beige head. Bitter espresso, chocolate, roasty malts. Extremely well balanced with a smooth dry finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Toomio (454) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 23, 2016
Ipanainen stöyt. humalainen, mutta liian perus luonteeltaan. Paksuutta ja omaleimaisuutta kiitos.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkanu (44) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2016
A beer that’s okay, but could have been better. Color is really nice, deep black, absolutely no light coming through the glass, with a good, creamy head. Taste is full of coffee and that’s kind of all. Something is a bit sour too, but can’t put a name to it. Not a bad stout, but not to be remembered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottm2588 (150) - SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a small lasting tan head. Aroma is roasty, coffee slight dark chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, dark cocoa, slight coffee, long dry finish which came as a pleasant surprise. Best Williams Bros brew I’ve tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6289) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2016
330 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet Verksgata, Stavanger. BB date Nov. 2014. ABV is 7%. Very dark brown colour, nearly black. Low beige head. Nice roasty aroma with notes of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Nice roasty flavour too, plenty of character without becoming too bitter. Notes of coffee, some fruit / prunes, chocolate and a hint of vanilla, moderate hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sissio (1149) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 6, 2016
bottle @ home clear brown, coffee cream head toffee, licorice, nuts, milk chocolade very drinkable, burned wood, licorice, dark chocolate, cocoa bean

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bawelt (421) - Lyon, FRANCE - FEB 23, 2016
Correcte. Beaucoup de torréfaction surtout sur la longueur, comme un mauvais café genre starbucks... Sinon pas horrible. Du chocolat très noir, un fond café.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Biroholik (692) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Ekstrakt: 17% wag.
Chmiele : Nelson Sauvin, First Gold (UK), Centennial, Amarillo.
Kolor : Na pierwszy rzut oka wydaje się całkowicie czarny. W rzeczywistości rubinowy z ineresującymi refleksami.
Piana: Gęsta jak dobrze ubita bita śmietana. Piana w kolorze beżowym o drobno oczkowej strukturze. Piana cieszy oko i zachęca do spożycia - najlepiej łyżeczką do lodów;)
Zapach: Głęboki, złożony. W aromacie płynna czekolada, miód, karmel oraz kawa. Na drugim planie cytrusowe nuty.
Smak: Bardzo rozbudowany. Początkowo mleczno-czekoladowy. Przechodzi wkrótce przez kawowo-cappuccinowe warstwy. Na języku odczuwalny jest też słodki karmel, toffi oraz vanillia. Owoce tropikalne i cytrusowe są nieco stłumione, ale wyczuwalne. Goryczka jest solidna, trwała i bardzo stylowa.
Wysycenie: Niskie.
Bardzo apetyczny Imperial Stout. Wyśmienity balans słodkiej bazy z przyjemną goryczką. Wszystko wzorowo skompomowane. Piwo jest aksamitne i treściwe. Polecam!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3000) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, toasted malts, light coffee, dark fruit jam, forrest berries. Appearance: black, small, creamy, off-white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: initial bitters continue, some toasted malts, chocolate, pralines, sweet, dark berry jam, dry finish. Overall: very nice Imperial Stout, excellent, not too strong in ABV, yet very complex in both aroma and palate. Bottle form Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (918) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2015
Black pour with a thin tan head. Cocoa, coffee, roasty aromas. Taste is quite bitter, coffee, burnt toffee, a little ash, dark chocolate. It’s not bad at all

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