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Allendale Tar Baríl

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Brewed by Allendale
Style: Stout
Hexham, England

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6338) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Big chocolate aromas, light tar. Taste is dark chocolate, light spice. Bitter cocoa finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - opaque black with a nice head. Nose - molasses, tar as the man says, toffee and chocolate too. Taste - liquorice or tobacco. Then hazelnuts, dark chocolate, tar again. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a nice interesting beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (2116) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from The Beerhive. Dark brown body with a thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of coffee, vanilla and copper. Flavour of chocolate, rust and filter coffee. Thin body with a watery texture. Soft fizz. A bit too thin. Simple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
6th Feb 2015: large sample at the 3rd De Bierboom (Brugge) beer exchange. Still early when this arrived at my table: very dark pour with loads of coffee and chocolate notes in both the aroma and taste. This is a bitter Stout with no hints of íMilkí anywhere within itís make up. We are talking black coffee, dark chocolate and crushed nuts here. Pleasant and different, thanks who ever brought it (I was the only RateBeer user there, I think).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6901) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2015
(Cask at Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, London, 27 Nov 2014) Black colour with hints of ruby. Brief beige head. Malty, roasted nose with black coffee, dark chocolate, tar and black rye bread. Malty, roasted taste with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, dark bread, a touch of tar and smoke, and a generous roasted bitterness in the finish. Medium body, quite dry. Well made and tasty stout. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12398) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is hop, roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate. Medium body. OK beer. KRS 150814.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (2103) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle from Vesuvio in Darlington. Pours mahogany with a cream head. Quite a bit of nice coffee and chocolate flavour to this along with a bit of burnt toast. Mild spice too. A little on the thin side perhaps, but otherwise a decent stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (353) - - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Pours deep black with tan head, okay lacing. Roast flavours, coffee in particular. A rich one but not ruined by sweetness like some stouts. Complex and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nudiebear (236) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Poured dark with a tan head. Light curtains on the glass. Aromatics were moscavado, milk and nuts. Combined with tasting it I got roasted grains, espressooils. A long sweet taste with a disturbingly brutal bitter end. Good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15380) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. A thick, finger-thick light tan to dark beige head forms over a dark, dark brown body that is almost clear. Tar, umami, some coffee and chocolate, caramel and nuts in the aroma. Some burnt sugar. Itís medium bodied and smooth on the palate, sweetish yet not cloying. Roasted malt kind of bitterness and some burnt notes in the finish. Caramel, tar hints, umami meatyness, coffee and some chocolate in the flavor. Pretty nice this one, but a tad sweet. And it could use some more body I think. 140815


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