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March Of The Penguins - Williams Brothers Brewing Company

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March Of The PenguinsMarch Of The Penguins

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BA SCORE
88
very good

10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 50
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.09%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AgentMunky on 04-27-2011

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Photo of thommo_nk
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful stout, dark and chocolatey malt flavour with a hint of liquorice root at the end.

Extremely well balanced and very smooth, a fine example. (149 characters)

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3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2012. Cool label. It also mentions that this ale includes wheat, coriander and orange zest as well as the usual ingredients.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A deep ruby-chestnut hue that appears black unless held to the light. Yields a decent head of frothy light brown foam that lasts for a minute or two before disappearing. Aroma of rich, chocolaty malt with notes of roasted grain, coffee, cocoa, mocha and hints of molasses and dried fruit. Slightly sweet. Fantabulous!

Tastes of rich roasted malt with a chocolaty character and a dry, bitter finish. Notes of roasted grain, cocoa, coffee, dried fruit, faint molasses, stewed hops and hints of spice. Subtle sweetness. Considerable bitterness upon swallowing - both hops and dark malt contribute. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with spritzy carbonation peppering the tongue. Body is a tad thin for the style. Rather astringent - dries the palate. Aftertaste of intense bitter coffee/roasted malt and hints of chocolate.

Excellent - superb flavour and character. An avalanche of roasted malt with significant chocolate and coffee notes. Nice mouthfeel; the only minor let down is the body, which could be fuller. Can't say I really distinguish the coriander or orange under all that malt, but it doesn't detract from the experience. For a stout that is just under 5% ABV, this may well be peerless. A must-try beer if you have the chance. (1,434 characters)

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle, best before Dec 2012, poured into a vase shaped 'Old Speckled Hen' pint glass on 29 Nov 2011.

Deep, dark ruby red body, weak, thin wispy covering on top.

Smell of chocolate, ground coffee beans and baked shortbread biscuits. I might try this beer hot next time!

The taste is very simular to the aromas, with some keen carbonisation to give the sweet malty flavours a spritzy feel in the mouth. Some of the ingrediants listed on the label (Coriander and Orange Zest) I couldn't find, although it was a lovely tasting beer. Without a doubt a Stout, not a Scottish Ale at all.

My enjoyment of this beer was hightened by my football team winning 6-0 as I reviewed it! (682 characters)

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Who put the category down as Scottish ale instead Stout?

Poured into a dimpled handled pint pot filling my nose with charcoal accents, creamed oats, cocoa powder and freshly ground coffee.

A robust big body of pitch black mass tempering on the edges with a reddish gleam but leaving just a thin off white head.

What a mouth feel, thick with subtle carbonation.

But what a smack round the chops a big brash liquorice taste opener that flows to charcoal mainstay and rounds of with a creamy finish.

Tasty and really easy drinking for a stout and all this from a humble bottle of beer, I would just love to try the cask. (622 characters)

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Zimbo
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shamefully, and like many of us, I have become so consumed by BIGNESS that I rarely look twice at a sub 5% stout. I'm at the stage where drinking RISs seems as normal as chucking back numerous large glasses of port with my steak. But finding this well hidden row of bottles in the local supermarket and seeing that they are Williams Brothers beer, well, I couldn't help but be interested.

Not entirely black but a good stab at it with a good mix of red orange lining the bottom of the glass. Above the liquid line screams out a super big rocky tan head. There is a beautifully balanced taste and a lluxuriously restrained richness which leads at the very very end to a morishly earthy bitterness. With every drink there is left a super thick doily lacing whipped artound the glass edge.

Reminds me yet again (I need to be reold and retold this) that stouts are more than just all consuming booze and weight. (909 characters)

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3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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March Of The Penguins from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.