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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
87
very good

29 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AgentMunky on 04-27-2011)
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Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 18:42:51 | More by Zimbo
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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.

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charlatan

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a dark peat colour with a reasonable offwhite head which dissipated to the rim disappointingly quickly. This has a roasted malt nose with a hint of cream.

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maxk

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a snifter. Bottle is stamped best before April 2013

A: A beautiful, mahogany liquid with a 1 finger head the color of a latte. Head retention is minimal, giving way to a thin coating of large bubbles atop the beer.

S: Smells sweet, like pastries, with a bit of chocolate and citrus/hops in the aroma. There's a note of coffee in the background, but it's negligible.

T: Coffee and a milky sweetness. Almost no bitterness whatsoever, and the bitterness that is there is very complimentary. A wheat beer meets a stout.

M: Well carbonated, nice viscosity.

Overall, this is one of the most delicious beers I've had. It's brewed like a stout, with chocolate malt and roasted barley, but also has wheat, coriander and orange zest. It's an interesting combination between two styles.

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March Of The Penguins from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.