Profanity Stout | Williams Brothers Brewing Company

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Profanity StoutProfanity Stout

Brewed by:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jazzyjeff13 on 09-13-2011

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Photo of stephenlee
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2013. Purchased from Sainsburys during their British beer hunt. Described on the label as deeply irreverent - the product of two students who created it while studying on a brewing course.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. Pours a jet black hue, though this is revealed to be a deep ruby when held to the light. Produces a massive head of tan foam with a creamy texture and good retention; this eventually subsides to a thick surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of rich, dark malt with a large dose of aromatic hops; plenty of roasted grain and bitter coffee notes ,along with pine and subtle citrus. A whiff of alcohol in the background.

Tastes of dark roasted malt with a spicy aromatic hop bitterness. Notes of burnt grain, coffee, resinous pine, stewed hops and booze on the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and spicy - well carbonated although the body is less substantial than it could be. Aftertaste of bitter malt and pine.

Good stuff; an impressive effort and the hoppiest stout I've tried so far. Bitter - both from the roasted malt and the hops, with a distinctly piney flavour. The only weak point is the body, which feels thinner than it should. Might also benefit from some sweeter malt to mellow out the coffee-like bitterness. Nonetheless, a quality brew and well worth trying.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a small head.
Nose shows chocolate, roasted barley, nutty and toasty malt, oatmeal and a very faint liquorice note. Very nice, very complex.
Equally rich flavours, with more cocoa, burnt toast, roasted barley and soft coffee.
Carbonation seems very low, body feels a little watery.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle: best before Jan 2013, poured into a Gordon 'Finest Gold' thistle shaped glass on 10 Oct 2012 @ home.

Lovely dark looking brew: hints of ruby red tints when held up to a strong light souce. The head was a deep, rich tan coloured affair which stayed and produced some heavy lacing.

Chocolate malts fill the nose, nicely roasted but not burnt: coffee esters reach out as the beer warms in its new surroundings of my thistle glass.

The taste mirrors the aromas: dark chocolate first and foremost with coffee arriving later: there is also a semi-bitter hop undertone within the flavours, this takes away the smoothness and richness I anticipated would be in the mouthfeel.

Dry finish to every sip and although not unpleasant it took some of my pleasure overall.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of drmeto
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

-pours the darkest of brown with a medium to big,creamy,light brown head
-chocolate,slight coffee,oats,zesty,nutty
-chocolate,coffee,toasty,lactose sweetness,grapefruit,orange zest
-light to medium body
-low to medium carbonation
This was very fruity,i'd almost put it as a Black IPA.
Good overall

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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchkey poured into a sampler glass. Pours ruby-highlighted black pour with a rocky light brown head. Nose is very sweet and dark, hellish roast with char and very evident dry-hopping. Taste is bitter and very dry, has some ash and char, it’s hard-edged but very seductive. Coffee notes here and a very healthy level of hops. Fruitiness is over-advertised, though, and closer to absent. Standard full body maintains a smooth-crisp balance without being oily. Overall, an interesting stout from Williams Brother.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Flat long smooth suave flat coffee and roast malt bottle nose. When poured in the glass there's a lovely almost dark one and a half inch easy foam tan head though this disappointingly devolves into a thin line. Fairly deep glossy black there are some traces of reddy rust at the bottom of the glass. Smoot, not rich but dry earthy body. Slight chewiness and sort of thin. Light spiky spice at the en sord. Booze is very well contained.
Promises much but sort of falls apart in the glass. Really needs more structure, stuffing and slickness for me unlike most people. Unlike some people I'm not really pumped for this

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4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Profanity Stout from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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