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Abbeydale Black Mass

Brewed by Abbeydale
Style: Stout
Sheffield, England


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
Cask; Regular.
The beer was very deliberately brewed to have an alcohol content of 6.66%. A five pointed grist - Maris Otter Pale Ale malt, Malted Wheat, Chocolate Malt, Roast Barley and Cereal... with a wickedly-secret combination of hops....Black Mass has the flavour of dark fruits, bitter chocolate and liquorice with a bitter coffee, warm, alcoholic finish. Decadent. Black as sin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours black, nose is salty toffee, meaty, chocolate, taste is similar, sugary, light roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2016
On cask at the Guildford Arms. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - dark berry fruits, liquorice and charcoal. Taste - liquorice, black cherry, plums. Light smoke. Very complex. Palate - medium to full bodied with a dry crunchy texture and a long dry crunchy finish. Overall - a lovely complex beer. A bit gnarly but lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2635) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Cask kings head Huddersfield. Black good head. Aroma is coffee choc roasted malts taste same some citrus nice liquorice. Decent mouthfeel good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (570) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Half at GRAF. Dark brown with a thin bubbly head. Very hoppy aroma, taste is liquorice, a little caramel and a lot of grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4071) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Gravity cask@wirral beer festival, port sunlight. Black beer with mocha rim head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is dark malts, dark fruit, treacle, alcohol and chocolate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (862) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Cask at the Victoria, Rugby 14/10/14, Black, Tan head, dark mysterious, malty, biscuits and very drinkable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8689) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Practically black with a small creamy off-white head. Strong and not as stout-like as you might want it to be with a small roasted nose, but a more hoppy taste with a berry sweetness in its aroma and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7683) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 17, 2014
Cask at the Post Office Valults, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brown with a round bubbly off white head. The aroma is big liqourice malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich malt, molasses light red berry fruit, light alcohol palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Cask at NWAF, Derby, 2014. Mahogany coloured pour with a beige head. Blackberry jam and forest fruit aroma. Licorice toffee, dark fruit and chocolate flavour. Malt laden mouthfeel. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (2332) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Cask at Pig n Falcon, St Neots. Pours black with a wonderful little head. Faint but enticing aroma of grassy hop. Taste is surprisingly hoppy and bittersweet. Tastes a bit like a stout & a bit like a black IPA! Wicked! Sweet fruity finish and aftertaste is incredible.

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