Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Imperial Stout
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Profanity Stout is the first in the Williams Bros chapeau series, in which we celebrate the skills of amateur brewers whose beers we think are exceptoinal and should be made available to a wider audience. With Profanity Stout we doff our caps to Peter and Craig, the Balls to the Wall brewing duo, who developed this recipe as students on the brewing course at Edinburghs Heriot Watt University. The beer is a blend of rich coffee and intensely fruity hop aromas on a base of full velvety malty mouthfeel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Temptation (257) - - FEB 25, 2013
Black color with reddish glitters, almost like a coke, with a fleeting, solid beige head. Roasted aromas to black dried coffee, hints of cocoa and black fruits. Creamy mouthfeel to coffee, liquorice and sugar. However, its quite well balanced with hops, with a bittersweet finish very well structured. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
moldovan9807 (161) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2017
The aroma has roasted malt, coffee and licorice. Black coloured beer with a medium sized, beige head. The taste is bitter and has little fruity sweetness, roasted malt, coffee and licorice. Nice one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5730) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2017
Bottled. The aroma has roast, coffee and licorice. Black coloured beer with a medium sized, beige head. The taste is light bitter and has little fruity sweetness, roast, coffee and licorice. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zarrach76 (237) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 31, 2017
Coule noire dencre, mousse beige... Rien dire, cest un Stout ! Le nez est comme convenu sur des malts torrfis avec de bonnes notes de chocolat noir et de moka, mais on dcle assez facilement les houblons : pointe de citron et de pamplemousse, ct floral et surtout vgtal ainsi que bois. En bouche, armes de noix fraiche avec une pointe dastringence qui assche le palet, alcool sobre pour un Imperial Stout (cest plus un Stout cors), carbonatation vive et ptillante (belle surprise), texture ronde et un poil huileuse et belle amertume franche. Ce breuvage est assez peu sucr, les saveurs sont agrables, lalcool discret comme je le disais plus haut mais il fait son uvre sur la longueur. Il me manque des armes plus travaills et de la complexit pour vraiment prtendre tre un bon Imperial Stout. Le final est pleinement sur le chocolat amer et le caf, avec des notes de cuir, de bois, de rsineux... Au fur et mesure de la dgustation la petite astringence disparait car le palet sacclimate assez bien. On dcle au nez en faisant tourner la bire sur la langue de petites notes trs subtiles de cave et de champignon avec les levures, mais rien de bien inappropri, au contraire. Rien dire, cest un bon Stout mais pas une bire exceptionnelle. However, job is done ! Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrve.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Antzrhere (181) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2017 Pours black. Aroma is more varied than your typical stout - chocolate, perfume, floral, candy. Taste is chocolate, smooth balanced roast. A well balanced beer that has an innate complexity to it. Medium bodied. This was my final beer after having several 9+ %ABV Orkney stouts and this was by far the most enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radassace (261) - SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a tan head. Nose is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, black cherry and orange peel. A bit thin for the style and abv. Taste is good though, roasted malt, brown bread, treacle, coffee, dark chocolate, cherry and Christmas cake. Bitter at the end, with some orange peel. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrei86 (15) - Iasi, ROMANIA - FEB 25, 2017
Pours black. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee aroma and flavor. The body is a bit too light for this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
m.mahu (191) - Iasi, ROMANIA - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep black with good amount of beige foam. The foam lasts a bit in the glass. Nose full of coffee, liqorice, alcohol. Tastes coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and grassy hops. The alcohol is present, but I quite like it. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
theswiftsa (84) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2016
Pours black with a brown tinge little to no head. Nose is heavy on the booze, tinge of sweet caramel. Taste is bitter upfront peppery hops and thin mouthfeel. Balance is not there, may be an old beer but dissapointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (6022) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2016
Black-brown, beige head, chocolate aroma, hops, orange, caramel, chocolate flavor, hops, orange, caramel, medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Flanfl (799) - Lyon, FRANCE - NOV 3, 2016
Black body, medium beige head. Aroma of coffee, milk chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, cocoa, hoppy fruits. Flavours of coffee, cocoa, caramel, liquorice, alcohol fusel, dark cherries, medium bitter backbone. Long coffee bitter dry finish, slightly sweet. Full body, medium carbo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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