Cromarty 2 Craigs Unstout

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Brewed by Cromarty
Style: Low Alcohol
Cromarty, Scotland

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 60   ABV: 2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and keg, special
Brewed in collaboration with Craig Allan
A pitch black beer with a creamy white head (the stout part) coupled with very low alcohol content and a massive American hop charge (the Un part).

To make this small beer with huge flavour we used a large proportion of flaked barley and oats into the mash to give plenty un-fermentable sugars which help provide body to the finished beer a well known challenge to brewers making low alcohol beers. Also in the mash was roast barley and roast rye to give us the black colour and slight roast flavour. We then hopped it radically using an awesome mix of Cascade, Columbus and Chinook. The final beer is 2%abv and crammed full of flavours!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (7053) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere cons 2016-05-13 Gteborg AR: sour black coffey AP: dark.brown, very high espresso lid F: heavy roasted, bit hollow, liqurice, tar, bitter

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Nov 2015 - Bottle share at Leightons 15K. Thanks to Padraig. As Cromarty 2 Craigs Unstout, 2%. Black with a red hue, decent foamy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is very floral, sweet, rose, shake n vac. Nice. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is sweet, ashy, mint, pine. Pretty hoppy for such a low alcohol beer. In my opinion, very accomplished.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18720) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle split at LKS 15K Tasting, big thanks to Padraig, 02/11/15. Extremely dark mahoganu brown with a decent tan covering. Nose is earthy hop , biscuit, rich roasted tones, light pine, dark berry whisper. Taste comprises earthy roast, spice, tea bags, light cocoa. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent for the ABV.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (11433) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle shared at the #LKS15k tasting at craft beer co. Thanks to Padraig for this one. Reddy chestnut brown coloured pour with small mid tan head. Aroma is lightly smoked grains, light roast, Berry, raisin. Flavour is composed of light meralic grains, nutty, tea bags, citrus, palate is very light. High carbonation. Tangy.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2015
2nd November 2015
Craft Clerkenwell. LKS 15K bash. Thanks to Padraig. Clear deep red - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Dry tangy malts. Some paper. Mildly tangy dark fruits. Smooth dry finish. Papery and dry.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 2, 2015
50cl bottle shared at Leightons 15k tasting at CBC CG, London. Thanks to Padraig. It pours a dark brown color with medium tan head. Aroma is tarts lemony and soapy. Tate is art lemon juice, some soap and perfume. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, decent

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (20622) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paddy. Pours brown with a creamy beige head. The nose has toasted bread, burnt pine, earth. Light sweet flavor with torched herbs, dry cocoa, earth. Light bodied with average carbonation. Dry finish with bittersweet cocoa. Pretty basic, but OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (825) - FRANCE - OCT 4, 2015
Noire limpide, beau col noisette qui se tient bien. Nez de houblons herbeux et de malts grills. Attaque houblonne (amre, fruite, herbeuse), puis le malt noir prend le dessus (pain grill, chocolat). Le corps est trs aqueux et on retrouve une certaine astringence en arrire bouche. Bire tonnement gouteuse tant donn son titrage.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11379) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
500 ml bottle. BB 13/Aug/2015. Thanks Timo A! Black color with a small tan head. Hops, mild bitterness, vegetables, roasted malt and dryness in the aroma. The flavor is hops, moderate bitterness, roasted malt, licorice and dryness. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9944) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2015
50 cl bottle. BBE 13.08.2015.
Pours jet black color with a large off-white head. Very interesting aroma here, licorice, sweet fruits, hops, mild ashy notes, tobacco and even some leathery notes. Palate is watery as was expected, again some ashy notes, licorice, lactic notes, very subtle salty salmiac and some dark fruits. Carbonation is strong, lingering bitter aftertaste. Surprisingly lot of flavors here.
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