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Black Metal Brewery
Brewed at Top Out

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Oatmeal Pale Ale

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2.3
Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2017
Bottle @home [rating backlog]. Pours amber, white head. Nose is caramel, toffee, malty. Taste is toffee and fruit, something odd, nail varnish, metal, thin, wrong.

3.8
BlackHaddock (7956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2017
Third of a cask pint at the Scottish Real Ale Festival in Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange on 7th July 2017. Amber with a ruby hue, decent white head. Bready, malty nose and taste, mixed fruit bowl also. Complexed and tasty, liked it and it’s alcohol level which was well hidden.

3.6
Scopey (16227) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle in Oldmeldrum. It pours clear deep amber - brown with a medium white head. The aroma is rich, malt - driven, earthy, wood, cereal, brown bread, toffee and a hint of stewed orange. The taste is rich, bitter, earthy, wood, tannins, bread, porridge, toasty grain, cereal, some warming alcohol, apricot, oily orange and leather with a drying and woody finish. Medium - full body and fine carbonation. Rich and interesting malt-driven beer. Decent stuff.

3.4
fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2017

Bottle 500ml. @ Craig’s House - Edinburgh.

[ As Black Metal Gates Of Valhalla ].
Clear medium yellow amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oat, light hoppy, pine, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, hoppy, oat. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20160320]
7-3-7-3-14

3.3
Garrold (5826) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle. Alesela. A gift from TVT. Cheers Tim! Hazy, deep copper colour. Firm, lasting, cream head. Nose has some rye like spice. Tangerine. Orange peel. Hob Nob biscuit. Touch of soap. Taste is floral, spicy, floral bitter. Some soapy sweetness. Decent mouthfeel. Smooth and full, but the ABV isn’t present, particularly. Spicy, floral bitter finish. A little bland, overall.

3.6
Stuartyboy (1801) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2016 Bottle from top of the hops Kilmarnock a hazy ruby brown Fruity malty aroma flavour is stewed fruits figs plum sweet creaminess smooth alcohol finish

3.4
minutemat (6226) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
500ml bottle from trade with McAshtonCobb. Pours clear copper, thin white head. Aroma is nice sweet juicy fruits. Taste is lovely smooth sweet fruits, toffee, sweet malts, light alcohol.. gets a tad flat and boozy rich by the end, but for the most part pleasant enough.

4.6
Cokemonkey11 (1123) - - APR 23, 2016
500ml brown bottle with recognizable light ale within. Pours medium chestnut brown with a medium dense haze, opaque. medium dark tan head subsiding average fast. Scent is nice dense hop body on the early side - fruity, flowery, and citrusy. Nice complexity as well. Taste is consistent with a sharp, bitter bite and tastes of salts, grasses, and even a little capsaicin - both flavor and oiliness. Mouthfeel is dry and yeasty with light oil and light grain. Finish is medium dense bitter, lingering dry, and nice. Great.

3.1
Marduk (8622) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 25, 2016
500ml bottle (thanks Jaan & FatPhil). Hazy copper color. Small yellow head, stays. Grainy, sweet, yarrow, yeast in aroma. Sweet, grains, grassy hops, bit of plastic in taste. Nice grains and grassy hops in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Drinkable brew.

3.4
FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 24, 2016
500ml bottle - brewed at black metal - thanks Jaan the brewer!
Rich rye spiciness and fruity ester aroma. Again, spicy taste, again says rye! Acidity in palate. This must be the hops. Full palate, quite sweet, smooth. Odd that the acidity from the hops should say rye to me. Mostly because the whole body is actually quite sweet and malty, but the hops stand above that. Nice one. And covers the alcohol well.


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