Angus Ales Driver Dark

 
overall
83
75
style
Formerly brewed at Angus Ales
Style: Stout
Carnoustie, Scotland

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A full-flavoured stout, at 4.4% abv, with plenty of roasted barley and chocolate malt.

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3.4
kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle shared at THT July thanks to Scott. Pours almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, toffee, coffee and chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUL 12, 2013
sample at Dean’s Monthly Den Haag tasting. Very thin tan head. Clear black pour. Nice coffee aroma. Nice smooth stout.

3.2
jmgreenuk (9986) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle at the Deanso’s monthly RB tasting, July 2013. Poured a dark mahogany colour with a thin off-white head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The flavour is medium bitter, watery with a little liquorice and cough medicine in the palate. Tastes a little alcoholic too which is surprising given the ABV.

3.6
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2011
Cask Stillage at Nottingham Castle, Nottingham 15/10/2010 (As Drivers Stout) Fruit and roast aromas. Dark coloured a littly rich on the palate fruity and hoppy with an orange flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a burnt roast finish.

3.6
downender (8882) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Minehead Beer Festival, 8/09/2012. Near black with a slight, tan head. Aroma of tart, dark fruits, decent roasted malts and a hint of milk chocolate. Full flavoured, with some prominent and tangy fruits, cereal malts and dryish finish. Very good.

3.9
DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2011
Cask gravity, Coventry 2011. Liquorice-coloured with ruby winks and a fine khaki halo. Wow; ink, marmite-smeared aubergine and smoked almond aroma. Light bodied but deep with peaty interest, grilled vegetables, barbecue and wee dram notes. Beautiful, soft, nuanced beer. At Leicester and Cov, stick to the Scottish stuff- ye cannae go wrong with it.

3.4
Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
@ Thompson bar (?). Dark brown-black with ruby tint and nice lacing. Nice fruity aroma has dried cherries and chocolate, with some red licorice but no roast. Soft palate. Some acidity in the finish, closes a bit thin. The tartness of sour cherries and sour plum is interesting.

2.4
JohnRMurdoch (5049) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2012
Cask @ Clockwork Beer Co. Almost black colour, big foamy head. Mild milky malt aroma. Herby treacle malt flavour. Smooth & creamy with sour aftertaste. Not really my sort of beer.

3.4
sic1314 (4967) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2013
Poured a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Medium body, a bit heavier than the ABV, flavour as the aroma if less intense with some liquorice.

3.9
stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - SEP 14, 2012
Cask @ Diggers, Edinburgh - aitken fount
Black, tight dense rich tan head, good lacing,
Aroma - roasted malts, deep dark malts, light espresso, soft chocolate
Taste - smooth roasted malts, soft rich dark malts, touch of mocha coffee, touch of liquorice, some dark fruity malts , quite complex, oh this is nice, good flavour for the abv
Palate - medium quite rich body for the abv, smooth soft dark malts, bit sticky, smooth deep malts, nice soft roast. Finish - soft roasted malts with light toffee and chocolate and rich dark malts
Overall - This is a really well made stout, I think it’s one of the best in Scotland


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