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Williams Black Ball Stout

Rating: 3.7

After finally making it to the William Brothers pub in Glasgow this one was the first beer of theirs that I tried, a 4.2% stout that I’ve yet to come across in bottle format & thought I’d take this opportunity to give it a try. The beer was pretty well priced as well at £3.20 for the pint, not bad for Glasgow. My best count is that this one was my fifteenth beer from the brewery, still a while to go if it ever hopes to catch up with Brewdog but their beers are more readily available in my area so they have that advantage at least.
Black Ball Stout

Appearance (4/5): A deep, reddish black colour with a thin, off-white and foamy head that leaves some lacing on the side of the glass too.
Aroma (7/10): Dark, roasted malts and some mild coffee notes with a touch of caramel. There is some background sweetness and a solid, medium strength stout aroma to the beer. Nothing out of character but a pleasant smell beer with hints of chocolate too.
Taste (7/10): Sweet, roasted malts to begin with as well as some darker caramel flavouring and again a nice, mild stout taste that goes down well. There is some burnt coffee as well and overall the taste is pleasant and well-balanced.
Palate (4/5): This pint was a smooth and almost creamy one with a medium body and a slightly sweet mouthfeel. Carbonation was about medium and the balance was a good one.

Overall (14/20): Quite a nice stout that went down well, had a solid stout taste and a nice creamy feel to it. There wasn’t much out of the ordinary as far as stouts go but the flavours were well balanced and it proved an easy beer to drink.

Brewed In: Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Brewery: Williams Brothers Brewing Company
First Brewed: 2012
Type: Stout
Abv: 4.2%
Serving: Nitro-Tap (Pint)
Purchased: Inn Deep, Glasgow, Scotland
Price: £3.20

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