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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1866) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2011
Cask in Craft Beer Co. Colour is ruby red/very dark brown. Nose is very fruit hoppy for a stout. Also some chocolate. Taste is leafy fruity hops, then chocolate, but there’s also a slightly plasticky taste about this. Finish is also surprisingly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1356) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
Tasted this imperial stout type in the Three Judges, Glasgow in April 2010. Handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with ruby tints on the edges. Creamy thick buff head. Strong roast aroma and good smooth mouthfeel. Excellent lacing throughout. Dark malt complexes give dry woody notes of tobacco, bitter chocolate, and roast coffee. Bitter hops impart a dry aftertaste which compliments the malt well. Vineous edge in the finish with a sweet alcoholic kick evident but bitter dryness dominates. Excellent imperial stout and worth seeking out.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealgersh (19) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2011
Very dark red-black colour. Mouth feel is a bit thinner than I was expecting, but it works with the taste. Nice full bitter finish, satisfying sourness too. Dark malt at the beginning and after the hoppiness gets going. 6% abv, stronger than usual stouts. Overall I reckon this all works really well. I had this on draught and in bottle. Good stuff!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6045) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle [500ml]. Pours a deep ruby-brown, almost black, with a spare diminishing frothy tan head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, a bit of Cola, dark fruit, a touch of coffee, chocolate and light leafy hops. Flavour of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit and light leafy hops. Body’s a bit thin for the style. Somewhat-creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good but I thought it would be better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
In short: A sweet and fruity stout with decent hopping. Well balanced basic stout
How: From a bottle at Mondial de la Bière 2011
The look: Near black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose is roasted and very fruity (almost vinous). Body is somewhat thin for a 6% beer, baked raisin pie, brown sugar, brownies, good amount of leafy and wooden hops. Overall well balanced. Nothing spectacular here, and by our North-America standards this is very much restrained for a so-called Imperial Stout. I haven’t been impressed by Acorn so far. While on the Acorn subject: I was sitting under an acorn tree and an acorn fell on my head. No scientific discoveries. I guess it only work with apples.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer (2154) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
Very deep oak/black colour with a big frothy white head and lace. Roasted malt aroma. Smooth texture. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Slight bitter burnt finish. Great texture. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2011
On cask at Bacchus, Newcastle. Pours a black colour with a red tinge when held to the light. fair white head. Malty aroma with roasted barley, burned toast and caramel notes. Flavours of caramel, coffee, chocolate, light grassy hops and yeast. Light carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Nice long roasty linger.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2810) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2011. A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of coffee malts with dark fruits. The taste of coffe with some chocolate. There is some sweet of dark fruits with some bitter. The aftertaste is bitter for awhile.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Black - brown head. Licorice, coffee, grassy, burned, tarmac, smokey, ok bitterness, high malty, grassy, light caramel.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19365) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
Cask at Brigantes, York. Near black, small creamy head. Fruity licorice aroma. Sweet with plenty of resin and asphalt. Full bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Spun sugar and treacle covered in resin and asphalt. Punishingly bitter finish.


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