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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Cask. Roasted malts, filter coffee, ash and liquorice on the nose. Hint of grass mid-palate, nicely roasted and bitter finish. Thin body, minimal carbonation. Can imagine this would be better bottled.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Cask at Merchants Inn Beer Festival, Rugby - 31/10/12. Mid black, dark mahogony brown in the light, with a thin coffee head. Roast malt nose with a good dose of molasses and liqourice. Taste follows nose with light booze, chocolate, treacle toffee and dark malts. Medium body with fine carbonation, smooth leading to a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Drunk at Birmingham Beer Festival. Imperial stout at 6%, think again Acorn. I like Acorns. Life is a journey with many new beginnings.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4104) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2012
Cask at the Kelham Island tavern, Sheffield. Malty aroma with a very bitter liqourice taste. In fact it's very bitter for a porter. That bitterness heads straight to the palate and I can't even begin to describe the aftertaste . The alcohol isn't overpowering either. A nice porter, but not really for a session. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3633) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear dark brown colour with small to average, creamy, lasting, lacing, tan head. Dark malty, minimally grainy aroma with notes of chocolate and roast, hoppy overtones. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty with subtle, minimally sweet chocolately undertones; minimally floral hoppy overtones in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1349) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2012
500ml bottle - thin tan head on a deep black body, very delicate aroma for a stout, nice rich taste with smoky aftertaste. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
superflyguy (422) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
good looking. deep ruby/brown. tight tan head. strong ahcohol note. almost too much. chocolate and roasted flavours. sweetish. light body, fairly easy drinking. cask. swan on the stray. harrogate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (3701) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2012
(draught) pours a darkest brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of toasted malts and charcoal, caramel, grassy hops, light dark chocolate and grain. flavour is toasted malts and dark chocolate, very dry and chewy, with a hint of alcohol and a pronounced roasted-bitter finish.medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3511) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
Dec 2009: Brown 500ml, bottle conditioned, poured into a vase shaped pint glass. You aren’t going to get a much darker beer than this, a true stout, Imperial or otherwise, jet black colour, with a tight tan coloured head on top. Liquorice hits your nose straight away, dark chocolate malts can also be found if you sniff well enough. Malty, hoppy and all mixed in with the overiding flavour of liquorice roots. Chocolate and coffee feel in there too. Full bodied and almost creamy and rich, but no quiet that opulent or delicious in its intensity. Easy to drink and a nice nightcap sort of drink, wouldn’t want a gallon, but a pint was just Dandy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (930) - ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. Deep dark brown with a very slight ruby haze. Rich tan head. Smells of milk chocolate, caramel, coffee and a slight whisky. Licorice, malt chocolate, some plum, herby spiciness, sherbert in the mouth. The finish is quite heady with a slight alcohol burn and a bitter kick. Dry, lastin, and a hint of banana.


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