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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Traditional Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (1556) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Metallic and roasted malt notes on the nose, from a bottle, it pours black, with a thin head. Dark fruits on the finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (665) - - JUN 21, 2015
Black *bottle*, 330ml, cork and cask. Pours black with Ruby hue. Thin head subsiding quickly. Scent is dense caramel notes from toasted malt. Taste is medium sweet caramel and fruity malt. Mouth feels syrup and a bit acidic in a bad way. Good overall.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyScallywag (321) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Light fruity scent. Initial flavor is pretty mellow. Elderberry starts quickly on the palate. It's nice. I like how the darker flavors calm. Slight sweetness. I might get it again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2975) - Malm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Annorlunda. Smak och doft av choklad, flderbr, enbr. Rund och st med en ltt beska.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yoggyvertigo (14) - - MAR 31, 2013
Отличны& черный эль. Плотный вкус. Глубоки& аромат. Горчинк& в концовк& лишь подчерк& компози& вкуса --- via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (1101) - FRANCE - FEB 11, 2013
Nice Dark color with a medium tan head. Aromas are roasted malts, coffee, raisins and licorice, with a hint of eldberry. I'm not really into fruit beer but this one is tasy and balanced. The elderberry is discreet. A nice fruity black ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Majek (780) - Ząbki, POLAND - JAN 13, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2013 SMAK: Slodki posmak kwiatowy oraz czekoladowy , wyczuwalne slody palone, na finiszu lekko wytrawne. Troche przypomina porter . Czu? rwnie? jaki? dziwny posmak, moze to ten mirt bagienny? ZAPACH: Slodowosc palona, troche czekolady. Oglnie skojarzylo mi sie z porterem. WYGL?D : Kolor czarny jak w stoucie, nawet pod swiatlo nic nie przenika. Piana ciemno bezowa, na poczatku zbita, ale szybko znika. Do konca zostaje obwodka. Ciekawe, na pewno warto sprbowac

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1215) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2012
A black beer with a thin head and fruity, slightly sour aroma. The flavour is a bit disappointing because its subtle to the point of blandness. You can taste the berries and what I think the bottle mentions as roasted grain but its not strong enough to be distinctive.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mechphisto (18) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2012
A- Deep, opaque brown/black. Beautiful, rich, thick, DEEP dark tan head that lasts forever. Even with an appropriate pour, the head was deeper than Id ever seen. Nice lacing. S- A very very slight berry taste. Roasted malt. Chocolatey. Reflected in the taste below. T- I dont know what elderberries taste like, but this does have a distinct fruity, berry taste--but not much! Just a slight, crisp, note. That slight fruity (NOT citrusy) taste is not what this beers about. It mainly has a toasty taste. A slight chocolatey taste as well, but light. Three notes that really work well together, and none are over-powering. M- Very nice, slightly carbonated, stays on the tongue and palate long enough to enjoy, but doesnt cling. Chewable, but not too rich at all. FAR superior to the Fraoch Heather Ale. Well worth the $3.25 for 11.2 oz. bottle. (Would still prefer a pint size bottle.)

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
cs2501x (12) - - JUL 4, 2012
This beer tastes exactly as it is described on the bottle. An even, lightly flavoured stout with hints of fruit and lots of roasted grain. This is what guinness would taste like if it was brewed properly. Recommended, for the style.


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