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Abbeydale Black Mass

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Brewed by Abbeydale
Style: Stout
Sheffield, England

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4337) - 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 (2105) - , 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 (769) - 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 (1391) - 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 (820) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
Cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh - 08/12/12. Opaque dark chestnut brown with a medium sized tan thad that retains very well. Nose is dark malts, light toffee, touch of coffee. Taste comprises dark malts, a little wood, touch of spice, toffee. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, some bitterness in the dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (558) - SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2012
Nice light glossy magolIa head. Deep brown colour right to the bottom of the glass where it sparkles. Very smooth deep with a dark chocolate edge. Now bad.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Cask at Cloisters. Surprisingly light brown-black, creamy off-white head. Creamy roast, soft dark chocolate, big liquorice nose. Slight sweet front, roasty malts, definite fruity raisin thing going on, more liquorice, warm rich fruitcake, light alcohol and moderate roasty linger. Good, good stuff.


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