Brewed by Acorn
Style: Stout
Barnsley, England


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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.

Simonplea's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonplea (10) - Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, - MAR 15, 2012
This is a really nice dark stout with a nutty nose and taste and an after taste that lingers, I would get this again and again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2316) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2015
On cask at the Watford Beer Festival, pours a dark cola color with a loose tan head. The smell is dark roast malt, fruit, chocolate. The taste follows the smell... It is light/medium in body with fine, mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
2015-09-26. Very dark brown-black body with a nice creamy tan head. 4+ Aroma is mild, soft dusty roast, very lightly nutty hints. Flavour is relatively mild, soft dry roast malt. Lightly sweet dusty cocoa. Very smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation is very good for cask. 3+ Enjoyable but it’s closer to a Guinness than a North American IS. Cask at Hedley Verity, Leeds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2015
Gravicask (PBF2015, Thursday)
Quoth Anna: Dark with mahogany tints. Aroma is chocolate and something close to tarry, very dark. Maybe a bit flatbut has a nice zing and a hint of liquorice in the finish. Quoth Phil: Agreed, but I put more liquorice in the aroma, and more chocolate in the taste. Very full, smooth sweet palate. Sweetish, but the caramel very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (510) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Easy drinking stout quickly dissipating off white head some subtle liquorice hints and tobacco roastiness some sweetness to finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (969) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
pov (8) - - APR 16, 2015 does not count
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4212) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7166) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5155) - 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.

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