This beer is like a black hole. It is literally black. I held the glass up to the light, and none of it got through. At. All. I'm staring at this beer, and I can't get over it's blackness. Smells great, like dark chocolate. It has a funky aftertaste that I can't immediately place. I'm going to be really pissed off if I finish this before I figure out what it is. The label on the bottle isn't helping. Just some hub-bub about Neil Armstrong being a descendant of Kinmount Willie. BFD. Christ, I want to say it tastes vaguely like a slim jim, but that isn't quite right. Oh, screw it. I'm done now, and I didn't get it. So, it tastes like a slim jim. Stick with Guinness.
Reviewed: May 11, 2002
Like Kris said, the beer is dedicated to ol' Willie....however, the label seems to applaud the acts of Buccleuch, who rescued Willie from Carlisle Castle. Shouldn't the beer have been dedicated to Buccleuch instead? Or is it because Kinmount Willie is easier to pronounce? Anyway, the thing I will remember most about this beer is that the store I bought this from called 911 on the guy in front of me because he got belligerent after his credit card was rejected...oh yeah, and he was drunk. As for the flavor, I tasted mostly a woodiness, with a slight oaty flavor in the background. At 4.2% and a light flavor, this was really an easy going stout to drink, I finished it off in no time. It didn't challenge me at all. I think it's cool that Broughton uses Scottish heroes, but I think said heroes deserve better.
Reviewed: July 10, 2004