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Brewed by Acorn
Style: Stout
Barnsley, England

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A deep malt and hoppy aroma with liquorice throughout. Roast malt, friut and hops also carry through this full bodied stout.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2176) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2013
Pitch Black with light Brown foam head, lacing. Aroma is strong bitter coffee, taste is not too bitter at the start, but turning better over time. (Barnsley 201310) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2371) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 28, 2013
Cask at The Sportsman, Huddersfield, September 2013. Black with light tan head. Straight to the point wooden aroma, faint ash, too. Dry, bitter, ash-like taste, full-bodied, smooth, dried ash finish. By-the-book.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
undercurrent25 (1410) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Gravity tap at Northwich Beer Festival 2013. Tasted like out of date coca cola and gone off coffee, disgusting a gusher

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6206) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
Medium beige head. Nearly opaque black body goes deep dark brown at edges. Earthy cocoa aroma with prunes notes. Dry-sweet roasty earthy caramel taste with burned notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy floral herbal aftertaste with salty roasty notes. It’s ok, but low on flavor and just not that good. (0.5l bottle, from House of Trembling Madness, York.)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2815) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2013
Clear black colour, slight white head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Quite hoppy flavour, bitter roasted malts, malts, caramel and chocolate. Chocolate finish, light coffee and over-ripe fruits.
(From 0.5L bottle @ WW II tasting, Amsterdam. Courtesy of deanso. Thanks for sharing, Dean!)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJvd (844) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
Bottle @ WWT II. Pours dark brown/black with a small tanned head. Aroma has some roast and molasses. Taste also has roast, sweetness, brown sugar and some coffee. Quite a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
Bottle @ WWT II. Pours a dark red, almost brown beer with a small beige head. Aroma of fresh brewed coffee and dark malts. Flavor is quite sweet and malty, light spiced with cinnamon. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8214) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
Bottle @ WWT II thanks to Deanso. Pitch black color, small beige head. Smell roasted malts, a hint of coffee. Taste malts, roasted malts, bitter, a hint of overripe fruits. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4677) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
50cl Bottle at WWT II. Almost black colour with a red hue, light-beige head. Aroma of cream, hard roasted malts, cold coffee, fudge. Flavour is bitter, hard roasted malts, coffee and cream, bitter leafy finish with a little coffee. Light-bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2731) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
Cask at NWAF 2012. Very dark, almost black, with a beige head. Roasty aroma with dark chocolate, dark fruits and a hint of alcohol and spices. Sweet and roasty with a nice and bitter finish. Bitter and slightly citrussy aftertaste. Alcohol is noticable, but quite decent stout. (2013-01-25)


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