Art Brew Blackcurrant Stout
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Brewed by Art Brew
Style: Stout
Sutcombe, England


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled.
A festival special, robust rich full-bodied stout with added blackcurrant fruitiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise. Dark, clearish brown pour with a light film. Sweet, currant and grape nose. Definite blackcurrant character in the flavor, nice and sweet, with modest roasty malts. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. More roast, though mild, in the finish, with some sugars and lingering fruit notes. A really interesting, tasty and dynamic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, aroma and taste of roasted chocolate, blackcurrant, quite fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3388) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2010
Gravity cask at the Birmingham beer fest. Poured very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma was chocolate, roasted malt with some blackcurrant coming through at the end. Taste was blackcurrant throughout with lots of roasted malt at the end. Bit sweet in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
On gravity at the Bree Louise, London 17/3/2011. Near black in colour with a slight,off-white head. Fruity, blackcurrant aroma with some roasted malts. Sweetish flavour, with plenty more blackcurrants, cereal malts and a touch of ash in the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle conditioned at Standing Room Only, Cheddar Gorge, Somerset. Dark tawny with tan head. Initially quite a heavy fruitiness to this with a harsh aspartame, sweetener type flavour. This eased off after a while, the fruitiness became a little more natural and the body developed a liquorice character. It remained sweet but more drinkable. Reasonable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
Cask@lychgatetavern, wolverhampton. Brown beer with medium creamy head and good lacing. Aroma is blackcurrent cordial aroma. Taste is chocolate,mildly roasted malts and sweet blackcurrents. Medium bodied. A nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at Reading Beer Festival on 27 April 2011. Very dark ruby colour. Hard on the heels of the rather OTT Art Brew Orange IPA comes another rather OTT beer. Huge blackcurrant aroma. There are some roasty notes on the palate but it’s mainly more blackcurrant. Maybe could have done with being a bigger stout underneath to balance out all that blackcurrant but, OTT or not, I found this a very tasty and enjoyable beer. And Art Brew certainly can’t be accused of being stingy with the additives.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Cask at the Bricklayers Arms, Putney, 7th Nov 2010. Black with a line of head. Reasonably rich and smooth with good blackcurrant flavours. Some comes through on the nose but there’s a bit of flat Coke about it. Very very sweet for a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11940) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
clear brown, small white head. aroma of berries, malts, mild. flavor is flowery, berryish, lots of berries, malts somewhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
Bottled. A dark red beer with a huge orangey head. The aroma has notes of black currant, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of black currant, malt, and a bit of roasted malt, leadng to a dry finish.

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