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Brewed by Acorn
Style: Stout
Barnsley, England

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


JohnRMurdoch's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3673) - Glasgow, - DEC 5, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 Cask @ The 3 judges. Almost black colour, good head. Creamy malt aroma. Spicy malt flavour. Very smooth. Not a bad stout.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (393) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
Cask at The Brewery Tap Ale House, Chester. A deep brown to black colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, a little soy sauce and tobacco. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice, smoke and some plum flavours. Full bodied and soft carbonation. A good roasted bitterness in the finish. A decent example of a strong stout, nice roasted, chocolate flavours, a nice pint.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
pov (3) - - APR 16, 2015 does not count
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3642) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2015
On cask @ Cloisters. Appearance - close to opaque black with a decent tan head. Nose - roast and smoke. Maybe charcoal. Taste - more of the charcoal and some chocolate in there though there is a slight astringency on the finish. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly nice dry finish, though as I mention slightly too astringent to go looking for a second. Overall - decent stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5692) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2015
Cask at cloisters. Pours black, thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, light burnt note. Taste has light astringency, liquorice. Decent balance on the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2012. Poured black, with a halo of tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses and dark fruit. Dark chocolate in the flavour, with coffee and fruitcake. Full mouth feel. Finish was very nicely balanced bitter burnt malt, some hop and sweet fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5069) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
On tap at Euston Tap. Dark brown, small head. Roasted malts and licorice, especially in the mouth. Quite nice, semi-dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Cask at Staggs. Pours black, nose is burnt chocolate, roast malts, taste is dry, light smoke, chocolate, coffee.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2797) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Cask@kelham island, sheffield. Black beer with small residual head. Aroma of roasted malts and ash. Taste is roasted malts and a little chocolate. Ok beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (4157) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Cask at Kelham Island; pitch black pour with a thin light tan head, dark fruit and chocolate aroma, taste had roast malt, coffee, liquorice, quit thin for an impy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2156) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 Re rate previously 3.4. Cask time piece dewsbury. Black good thick beige head. Aroma is coffee fruits. Taste is same some choc smoke good roasted dark malts long bitter finish. Nice smooth body. Yes don’t know what I was thinking before although I do remember it was a long session!!


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