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

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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Malted Barley (Including Chocolate Malt and Roasted Barley), Wheat, Hops, Coriander, Orange Zest.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Erzengel (8176) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2013
Dark in the glass with a dark beige head. The beer starts dark - roasted. Directly at the beginning enter the roasted barley flavours the mouth, even before the typical stout-sourness can be noticed. And highly drinkable for this dark and roasted brew. Dark chocolate, heavily roasted espresso-beans, crust of very dark bread. Great! And still soft, not importune. The aftertaste is long, slightly stout-sour with a bit of nice and still mild hop bitterness, and lots of roasted aroma! Only the corinder and the orange zest is not clear to me.
--> A great beer! And due to the moderate alcohol not too sticky or viscous.
--> 15/15/12/15

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
theBD (1) - - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
Quite a nice surprise for a stout. Low alcohol and a creamy taste makes it very enjoyable. Went down very fast.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DIBBLE (103) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle from Beer Essentials, Horsham. Fine lasting lacey tan head over dark beer. Subtle aroma: dark berries, burnt Toast. Thick and smooth in the mouth. Complex subtle yet persistent flavours: berries, pastry, dandelion and burdock, chocolate, roast malt. Moderate carbonation. Low bitterness, very easy drinking. Slightly dry, herbal, dark malty finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
chocolate and coriander aromas from a think black body thin creamy head, medium sweetness an intense dark chocolate bitterness with that coriander coming through in the aftertaste, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. this was really rather good though it is very rich tasting!

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (4793) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle from Tesco in Durham. A black beer with milk chocolate and red fruity flavours and roasted notes on the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doradobotella (213) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2014
Apariencia: Color negro con una capa de espuma cremosa, abundante y duradera. Aroma: Complejo donde predominan el caf, el chocolate y las maltas tostadas. Sabor: A cacao, un ligero toque a naranja con un agradable y lupulado amargor final.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mars276 (89) - Cracow, POLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Kolor: Czarny, całkowicie nieprzejrzysty. Piana: Średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa. Szybko opada do niewielkiej warstewki. Pozostawia ładny lacing. Aromat: Na pierwszym planie paloność, trochę kawy i nutka czekolady. Poza tym ku mojemu zdumieniu rzeczywiście czuć odrobinę skrki pomarańczowej, ale już kolendry nie czuć wcale. Całość uzupełniona jest aromatem ciemnych owocw. Przy dolewaniu z butelki poczułem żelazo, choć wcześniej w aromacie i w smaku go nie wyczułem. Na teście skrnym rzeczywiście wylazło lekkie żelazo. Bardzo złożony aromat. Mimo żelaza w dalszym ciągu bardzo dobry. Smak: Tutaj na pierwszy plan wychodzą nuty ciemnych owocw, kawa i czekolada schowane są z tyłu, a nut pomarańczowych właściwie nie ma. Goryczka jest niska. Piwo jest kwaskowate, wytrawne, średnio pełne. Nie ma efektu wyklejania podniebienia, piwo wbrew opisowi na etykiecie nie jest kremowe. Jest to natomiast bardzo dobry foreign extra stout. Wysycenie: niskie do średniego - odpowiednie dla stylu. Opakowanie: Bardzo ładna stylowa etykieta. Miło, że chwalą się w składzie skrką pomarańczową i kolendrą. Szkoda, że nie podano pełnego składu w zakresie użytych słodw, chmieli i drożdży.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radassace (100) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2016
Pours black with a small tan head. nose is chocolate malt spice and a hint of orange. Mouth feel is lactose and velvet. Taste is milk chocolate, roasted malt, orange peel and some spiciness, with a perfect amount of hop bitterness. This has always been one of my favourite Williams brothers beers. Awesome stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (1441) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 30, 2013
A really good stout beer. Black clear, rocky head Sweet with a light bitter. Worth another try

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (22446) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2014 Cask at the Stockbridge tap... Jan 14...Deep black... Thin tan head... Dark roast... Soft chocolate nose... Dark mslts... Light bitter roast... Nice soft smooth dark fruits... 4.1 Bottle at home ... deep brown black ... big bubbly tan head ... light licorice chocolate roast malts nose .... light roast malt ... soft roast ... sweet chocolate ... light licorice ... dark blackcurrant fruits ... nice soft easy body ... full mouthfeel ... nice and rounded 3.9


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