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

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


dnstone's rating

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2364) - 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.


4.2
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1924) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12738) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30476) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38879) - 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]

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2010
Cask gravity at GBBF 2010. Black lasting tan head. Soft. Roast stout flavour. A little dry and some ash. Bit too ash dry for me but a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6926) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2010
(Cask at GBBF, London Earl’s Court, 4 Aug 2010) Black colour with frothy, pale brown head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of dark chocolate and liquorice. Malty, roasted taste with dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice, blueberries and a creamy, dry finish with a generous coffee bitterness. Slightly above medium body, well rounded mouthfeel. Excellent stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2010
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 04/08/2010 Fruity aroma. Dark coloured with a little sour fruit flavour. A hint of dryness in a bitter roast finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22640) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Quite much pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, some dark dry fruityness as well as spices and mild toasted notes. Flavour is liquorice, roasted malts, some dark dry fruits as well as some mild caramel malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (10893) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2010
Cask (GBBF2010)
7+ Rich choco-coffee aroma
5 Black, tan head.
7+ Some apple and fruity retronasals, some ash too. Taste very roasty, but short of ashy.
4 Smooth palate, gentle carbonation
15 Excellent gimmick-free stout. Flawless.


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