Brewed by Adur
Style: Stout
Shoreham-by-Sea, England


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Occasional - on request. Also available bottle conditioned.
Black William Stout (5% ABV.) is a rich black colour with a creamy head. Powered by Target hops, it is in the middle of the bitterness scale and contains a very high proportion of chocolate malt that contributes to the dark chocolate aroma and roasted flavours.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2396) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Mildly sweet aroma. Black color with a ring of tan head. Roasty flavor with a sweetness; banana and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (3898) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2015
Flaske delt ombord på Fridtjofen, RBHD-treff aug-15: deilig aroma med kaffe og mørke bær, men smaken er tynn og syrlig - er den rett og slett for gammel? Noe ettersmak, men ikke nok til å redde inntrykket. Lite interessant, så den bør nok få en ny sjanse i fersk utgave.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen2 (2180) - NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD on board Fridtjofen 23.08.15. Alomst black. Small head. Slightly sour aroma and taste of black malt and dark caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Svart kropp med lysebrun ring langs glasset. Deilig aroma av lakris, Litt vel syrlig på smak, med røstede toner. Medium fylde. Muligens litt infisert, jeg har hatt denne en stund. Delt 0,5 l flaske på RBHD-samling på Fridtjoffen, august 2015. Takk til min søster, Carmen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5966) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Shared 500 ml bottle at local tastig, thanks to abemorsten. Black colour, low beige head. Nice roasty aroma, notes of liquorice, coffee and chocolate. Acidic fruity and roasty flavour, maybe over the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6909) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours pitch black with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma of vanilla and chocolate, some tarish notes and dark red fruits. Taste is more of the same with defined plums and chocolate with a light sour roasted note. Good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Big aroma of roast malt and cocoa. Minimal to nonexistent tan head over dark reddish brown beer. Full balanced flavour. Not overly complex but delivers a huge hit of roast maltiness with an earthy, leathery yet sweet, cocoa finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2439) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
UPDATED: APR 3, 2015 500ml bottle from favourite beer, Cheltenham. Dark almost black colour with a white head. Aroma is mild not strong with roasted malt and fruit. Taste is a bittersweet balance

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle at JF’s (from Hogsback shop) 28/10/12. Mid black with a thin tan head that soon clears to the edge fo the glass. Big roast malt nose, coffee, barley, backnote of hops. Tastes of roast malts, liqourice, a little chocolate. Medium bodied, slightly spritzy carbonation, a little too much for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (31416) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. A black beer with no head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt as well as a bit of caramel. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted finish. The body is light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, light licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100804]

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