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Brewed by Acorn
Style: Stout
Barnsley, England

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RATINGS: 105   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (12197) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
Cask at GBBF, Day 1. Pours brown-black with a light, bubbly tan head. Lactic cocoa nose, mild roast. Sweet flavor with dry roastiness, mocha, some dark fruit. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet finish, nice roasted malts and burnt brown sugar. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21061) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
Bottled. Very deep brown colour, close to black, with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted notes, raisins, coffee and some mild notes of liquorice. Flavour is strong on the malty side and also has roasted notes and quite a bunch of bready and ryebready notes in it. As it warms up coffee, liquorice, some raisins, dark fruits as well as some mild sappy notes come through. Very wellbalanced and bigtime coffeeish aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerViking (2755) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Cask at the Magpie & Crown, pours black with a coarse off-white head, clean smoke and a little dried dark fruit on the nose, then a chewy yet dry body with liquorice and black treacle on the palate. A little pine and citrus emerge in an astringent and sharply bitter aftertaste. Very tasty!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6088) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2011
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 500 ml, au Mondial de la Bière 2011 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de café avec une pointe de petits fruits. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Saveur: Léger goût de café et de vanille avec une pointe de petits fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #3715)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3953) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2011
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Jet black, thin cream fluff. Rich oil choc smell. Initially tastes very strong, but then feels watery in the mouth. Actually quite easy drinking. Peppery dry roast. Flavour doesn’t really hold and fades down the throat. Pretty good, but probably suffers in comparison with other impy stouts, but then again it is 6%, not 11%.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2561) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
Tasting at the 18th Mondial de la bière, June 8, 2011. Cola brown, thin head. Aroma of coffee a little chocolaty, hints of dry herbs. Taste of malty herbs and coffee, nutty notes, bitter herbs and coffee. So so imperial stout!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3141) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Sample at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal). Dark brown body woth low carbonation and a decent off-white frothy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with plummy and oaky hints. Rich malty/hoppy taste with vineous notes. Ends with a robust bittersweet finish. Well done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tlind2 (1191) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2011
Real ale version @ Gallows Bird, Espoo. Deep brown color, no head. Coffee aroma. Dry roasted flavor. Full body, very low carbonation. A pretty straight-forward IS.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardW (1576) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
Bottled. Faintly burnt aroma, but not unpleasantly so. Touch of caramel in the taste, plenty of dark chocolate and raisins, this is a really great stout, with a fine balance of roasty malt and spicy hops. The strength is subtle, yet still warming, ripe fruit comes in midway. Good bitterness in the finish. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1613) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2011
Cask. Criterion, Leicester. Past its best, as most beers at Criterion seem to be. Medium tan head, black body. Coffee, roastiness,grass, smokiness, fruitiness, spice. Bittersweet. Warming, sweet finish.


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