Brewed by Acorn
Style: Stout
Barnsley, England


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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3286) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Cask at the NWAF 2012, Manchester. Almost black, thinish pale tan head. Aroma is quite sweet, licorice, some fruit. Flavour is decent, just didnít wow me over all. It was up against some stiff competition from a heavy stout binge at the time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1167) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Bottle from the beer and wine shop in York. Pours black with a tan head. A nice, quite rich stout. Some good coffee and roasty notes. A bitter finish that is quite hoppy for the style. Good but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (3908) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Cask @ Trades Club, Hebden Bridge. Very dark with a thick creamy off--white head. Itís crisp with light coffee notes in both aroma and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2013) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Cask at London Drinker festival 2014, Kings Cross, London. A black coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, dark fruit in there too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (1088) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Aroma: toasted and roasted malts, hints of salty smoke. Appearance: dark brown, clear, no head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: smoky flavours, roasted malts, maybe some black coffee, bitters getting medium intense, long-finish. Overall: decent, palate could do with more complexity. Pint at the London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Monkeyharris (11) - - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle from Rythm & Booze, Mapplewell, Barnsley. Black with a dark red speckle of light showing through.Light tan head that sticks around. Quite thin and fizzy. The nose is coffee, biscuits, dark malts, blackberries and dark fruits, vanilla, oak. Taste is surprisingly sweet at the start finishing bitter with a rum spirit aftertaste. Vanilla is noticeable along with smoke, charcoal and roasted malt. Coffee and dark fruits are lost. Reminds me of Innis & Gunn Rum Cask, just a darker "stouty" version. On my doorstep this is a good reliable stout, however there are others that are better and are as accessible and readily available.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1310) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Decent balance, some smoke, toffee, coffee and chocolate. Smooth mouthful, drinkable, though hardly complex or strong enough to really earn the imperial moniker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1708) - WALES - DEC 6, 2013
Cask. Black, small bubbly light brown head. Thick off-white lacing. Smell - chocolate crayon. Body - light but not foamy. Taste - smokey with a touch of toffee. Wouldnít call this an imperial stout at all - can drink it by the pint. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (786) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Cask at JDW. Dark ruby with a thin, patchy head. Heavy, chewy mouthfeel with molasses, treacle and toffee notes dominating the taste. Something vaguely fruity like red grape too. Lots of good stuff going on but drinkability isnít high.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1336) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle from Beeches of Walkley, Sheffield. Deep, reddy brown. Thick, creamy, beige head. Good looker. Aroma is dark, unsweetened fruit. Roasted coffee beans, some licorice, some dark chocolate. Taste is roast bitterness. Hoppy, dry finish. Punches well above its weight.

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