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Abbeydale Black Mass

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Brewed by Abbeydale
Style: Stout
Sheffield, England

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2252) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Cask at the Victoria, Rugby 14/10/14, Black, Tan head, dark mysterious, malty, biscuits and very drinkable!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (4339) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4784) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2143) - , 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (879) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesie1857 (1458) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
On gravity from Oktoberfest @ Hull University - not the most appealing look, dull black with a little beige froth, but being a gravity pour I’ll forgive that. Lots of rich liquorice and coffee in the nose, with an oily mouthfeel, and a rich bitter fruity finish. I like this a lot and would probably rate higher if it had the luxury of a cask pull

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (1083) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
On cask at The Congress, Longton. Pours black with tan head. Usual stout flavours and a massive hop hit. Bloody marvellous.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
Ruby black with a bubbly head. Smells of leather upholstery and burnt toast. Tastes like old fruitcake, with a bit of dark chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
Cask at the Hawne Tavern,Halesowen,13th January.Deep dark brown pour with a good sized lasting tan head.Roasted malt,toffee and coffee aromas.Dark malt,coffee and a little chocolate flavour making a sweetish brew with a bitterish aftertaste.Nice drink.


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