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Brewed by Acorn
Style: Stout
Barnsley, England

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8588) - 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 (4816) - 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 (2828) - 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)

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 (9280) - 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 (1125) - 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 (4697) - 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 (3942) - 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 (1431) - 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 (428) - 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.


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