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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Imperial Stout
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Temptation (220) - - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombyars (1348) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sjohnh (117) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
This is very good; black, full bodied and oily, with a great balance between the dark fruit and roasted malt flavours, with a refreshing bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2649) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 07092012. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, coffee and roasted malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (323) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle - pours deep dark red with a large dark brown, rocky head. Good retention and thin lacing. Aroma of grassy hops (which is sort of strange), roasted malt, coffee, orange and coriander seeds. Taste of roasted malt, coffee and spices followed by a medium/strong bitterness, some smoke and lots of treacle. Medium sweetness, heavy body, light carbonation and a pleasant warming feel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1005) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Black With a shortlived lightbrown head. Aroma of malt, plumb, chocolate and coofee. Light bitter, medium sweet With a Nice chocolate endig. (20.06.2014) Bb 4/2015.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (599) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2014
On cask at Camra beer festival 2014 a black colour beer a coffee flavour fruity sweet stout decent beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1526) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davros (1869) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2349) - 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)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andriesradu (460) - 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%.


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