Brewed by Acorn
Style: Stout
Wombwell, England


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (23445) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. It pours opaque black, with a thin bubbly beige head. The nose is soy sauce, sweet caramel, roasted malt and liquorice. The taste is roasted malt, charcoal, coffee, dark cherry, bitter chocolate, wood, astringency and burnt malt, with a bitter-dry finish. Low carbonation and disappointingly thin. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
14th July 2011
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Opaque dark brown beer, tiny suddy tan head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Slightly bitter dark malt with mild roast. Trace of coffee. Bubblegum sweetness in the undertone! Finishes dry with some orangey hop coming through and quite a bit of hop bitterness. Bitter aftertaste. A robust stout that I enjoyed but it has a few sharp edges.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Red brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, coffee and liquorice. Roasted flavour of caramel, liquorice, grass and hops. Roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40452) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and chocolate. Bitter, roasted malty, chocolate and dark roasted malty. Dark malty and solid bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18526) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25327) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerViking (4141) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4381) - 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%.

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