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Brewed by Acorn
Style: Stout
Barnsley, England

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ The National Winter Ales Festival 2008, Manchester, UK. Clear medium to dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, burnt, coffee, moderate hoppy, dust. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is flat. (180108)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31470) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
Cask at NWAF 2009. A dark brown beer with a bubbly tan head. The aroma has notes of both sweet and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of dark chocolate and roasted malt, leading to a dry and roasted finish, where the chocolate note lingers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Pours dark brown - almost black - with a vague tint of orange and a rough beige head. Aroma og hard roasted malts and dark, dried fruits. Decent body, hard roasted malts, vanilla and dried fruits. Malt bitter finish. 190110

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21072) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20616) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19644) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16909) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2009
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester. Pours a dark reddish brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma with some hints of chocolate. Roasted malty coffee flavor with some bitter hints. Has a roasted malty coffee fiinish with a long bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 Cask at Manchester Winter ale festial 08 ... Deep brown ... roast coffee nose ... roast chocolate ... rich deep roast quite drying ... little light cherry3.5 cask at bow .... dark black ... thin tan head ... soft open ocidised roast malt nose ... roast chocolate ... light dark fruits ... soft dry roast ... ok 3.7


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