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Brewed by Acorn
Style: Stout
Barnsley, England

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2009
Dover Beer Festival. Acorn call this an Imperial Stout, and I can see the sense in that - it’s a strong dark beer with the soy sauce and chocolate flavours associated with an Impy. It’s a tasty and drinkable beer. There’s a solid bitterness in the finish - not aggressive, but firm and sober. A tree bark freshness that gives a healthy rub to the swallow. This is a really enjoyable drink. I’d like more of this!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardW (1514) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
Bottled. Faintly burnt aroma, but not unpleasantly so. Touch of caramel in the taste, plenty of dark chocolate and raisins, this is a really great stout, with a fine balance of roasty malt and spicy hops. The strength is subtle, yet still warming, ripe fruit comes in midway. Good bitterness in the finish. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer (2154) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
Very deep oak/black colour with a big frothy white head and lace. Roasted malt aroma. Smooth texture. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Slight bitter burnt finish. Great texture. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2006
delivered by gravity at Barnsley beer fest: Well I really wouldn’t class this as an Imperial Stout, but for what it is it is a nice stout. Aroma was of chocotate and coffee and nice and roasted. dark black in color with plenty of burnt toast, toffee, chocolate, and coffee taste. medium-heavy palate. quite a nice beer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Cask at Bricklayers Arms Yorskhire Festival, 27th February 2009. Black with a small foamy head. Very strong taste that gets right to the corners of your mouth. And what a taste! Old leather, liquorice, smoke and malt. Very dry too, but just a tad thin on the palate perhaps. Overall though, great stuff!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealgersh (19) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2011
Very dark red-black colour. Mouth feel is a bit thinner than I was expecting, but it works with the taste. Nice full bitter finish, satisfying sourness too. Dark malt at the beginning and after the hoppiness gets going. 6% abv, stronger than usual stouts. Overall I reckon this all works really well. I had this on draught and in bottle. Good stuff!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2979) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 21, 2011
Pours a thick, opaque black with fluffy tan head. Strong aroma of roast barley and a hint of coffee. In the mouth its thick and velvety with dark chocolate, bitter roast coffee and an astringent hop finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1332) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2006
Cask conditioned - handpump - Out Of The Vaults = Leicester. A black coloured stout with a small tan coloured head. The aroma has coffee and good roasted character. The taste is dry and roasty. Strong flavours and a long finish. Weak in ABV for an Imperial Stout but probably carries it off quite well. Another good beer from this highly recommended brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask @ Reading Beer Festival. Black with a good tan head. Nice rubbery aroma which flows on into the flavour with some smokey dark malt and a little chocolate. Excellent length. A proper stout. Wonderful stuff.


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