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Broughton Ales Ltd

Kinmount Willie Oatmeal Stout

500 mL bottle, Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. Dark, dark brown body with some slightly lighter brown highlights and the extreme edges. Initial head fades to gives a small film on the surface. Very nice beady and cereal based nose in the beer. Good sweetness in the aroma too. A little too muh carbonation in the mouthfeel for me - it's a wee bit prickly for the style. In terms of the taste there seems to be a little bit of smoke in the flavor, but the oatmeal/cereal comes through...

Old Jock Ale

Deep brown color with some head but this fades very quickly. A film forms on the surface. No lacing. Wonderful rich malts in the nose. The tastes have some great caramel sweetness with a hint of smoke and then a very nice tart cranberry fruit flavor that replaces any bitterness. The sweetness is controlled by the fruit taste. I'd even go as far as to say that it almost drinks like a fruit beer. Deep and rich flavors with complex fruity sweetness - delicious.

Merlin’s Ale

Surprisingly pale and slightly cloudy appearance with an impressive head and some very nice, sticky lacing. The body is Hefe in color and appearance. Points added for head and lacing, but subtracted for the color. Typical light bodied, low ABV British bitter - except for the color and the taste - way, way too light in both categories for the normal. Light, slightly citrus aroma, but there's really not much there at all. Flavor and tastes are light. Quite dry and light hops are the order of the...

Black Douglas Ale

Good looking red/brown pour that extends the color into the head to give a light mocha tinge to the froth. Good lacing apparent, leaving a thin layer of foam on the surface, but not spotty as I like to usually associate with a thin layer. Everything about the aroma and taste is malt based. It's not remotely sweet, but the malts serve to smooth out the beer to such an extent it becomes a little on the bland side. Don't get me wrong, I like it, but it is a very laid back beer that will not suit...