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Allendale Tar Baríl

Brewed by Allendale
Style: Stout
Hexham, England


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available Bottle Conditioned;
Tar Baríl is a very dark traditional style stout with a creamy brown head. Brewed to commemorate the famous Tar Baríl celebrations of Allendale. The Tar Baríl is smooth and rich with coffee and chocolate flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (4680) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
500ml Bottle - Black in colour. Roasted malt, coffee and plain chocolate in the aroma. Roasted taste with hints of burnt toast, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate detected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, wood, dried berry - fruit, light coffee. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, wood, dusty roasted malt notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131216]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Cask at the 9a... Deep red... Thin tan head... Soft chery roast...nose... Deep fruits... Lught smoke but not much... Soft cherry... Soft roast... Dark malts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martin243 (689) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Pint at the Schooner, Gateshead. Dark, tan head that faded. Earthy yeast and chocolate aroma. Cold coffee, dark bitter chocolate and tarry cough drop flavours. Full bodied, oily, long smooth finish. Nice beer, but I had two pints, and was beginning to tire of it towards the end of the second.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (5511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle at Langley Castle. It pours near black with a small light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast,chocolate and coffee. The taste is roasted malt, scorched earth, coffee grinds, bitter chocolate and toast with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good balanced and drinkability. A solid stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3234) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2013
500ml bottle. Pitch black colour with average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Roasty dark malty aroma with notes of coffee, cocoa, cautious hints of liquorice. Taste is minimally sweet dark malty, roasty, dry, minimally tart and salty; smooth palate. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1840) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2013
[cask at the Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh] Pours deep black with a hint of reddish brown about it, decent white head. Roasty, toasted bread aroma, chocolate and some slightly sweet mocha coffee. Similar flavours, but quite dry and ashy on the finish. Good stuff [06042013]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (2950) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2013
A very thick textured stout that is black with a creamy head. Has a big roasted coffee aroma that is certainly evident in its taste, but less so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 9, 2013
Cask @ Penny Bank, Lancaster 050113
Dark brown, ruby edges, dense off white head, good lacing
Aroma - roasted malts, chocolate, deep roast, nice dark malts
Taste of toasted malts, nice sweet dark rich malts, dab of milk sugar in there, smooth, dark sugars, chocolate
Palate - Medium body, smooth texture. Finish - smooth, soft sweet cocoa linger
Overall - Good stout, very moreish, far better than when I tried it a year ago

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1225) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
500ml bottle - A bog standard look to this, black, thin tan head, nothing special. The nose is good, liquorice, toast, coffee, chocolate all the old favourites in a stout. Most of them are there in the taste, but it is a bit on the thin side, albeit smooth, Nice enough, but Iíve had so many better than this.

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