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Ashover Liquorice Alesort

Brewed by Ashover
Style: Stout
Chesterfield, England


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Regular.
This rich black stout made with black malt and crystal rye, has root liquorice added in the boil. Together wit a gentle hopping for a very palatable finnish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted chocolate, taste is chocolatey, def liquorice all sorts, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6635) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol, 5/6/2014. Near black in colour, with a thin, beige, head. Plain chocolate and roasted malts, followed by plenty of liquorice and finishing decently bitter. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 bottle at home .,.. deep black .. bubbly tan head.. lightt dry dark .... sof charcoal roast nose ... mellow roast ... massive chocolate ... soft licorice ... dark malts ... softmellowroast ...3.6
Bottle at bens... Deep roast... Deep roast... Dark malts... Soft licorice nose... Dark roast... Mellow malts... Heavy malts... Big licorice... Maybe little bitter... Massive roast 3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1532) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
500ml bottle - A dark brown/black pour with a smallish beige head. Liqourice, roasty aroma. Tastes of liqourice, coffee, a little malt. Very similar to the Tomlinson’s Liquorice Stout, but without the kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8576) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Black with a firm cream foam. Aromas are coffee with nutty notes. Raisins and blackberry with liquorice and some burnt toast. Peppery with hints of cream and yeast. Flavours are rich, bitter coffee with sweet dark berries. Fruity with bready yeast and a dry, peppery finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Off cask at the princess Victoria in matlock bath. Sweet stout with some licquorice. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10974) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Cask conditioned at Coventry Beer Fest ’12. Black with tan head. Yes, certainly liquorice, bitter but with a sweet toffee crackling note too. Smoky, peaty malt note. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1434) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2011
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in May 2010. Cask, gravity dispense. Dull black in colour with an open buff head which vanished quickly. Strange lingering aroma of McCoys bacon sizzler crisps? Oily mouthfeel and no lacing. Dark malts give a strong mix of black treacle and liquorice flavours. Bitter hop resins seep into the aftertaste and dominates the finish with dry tanins. An interesting stout but one is more than enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (8017) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2011
Cask at the Bricklayers Arms Derby Beer Fest. It pours darkest brown, with a thin bubbly beige film. The nose is liquorice allsorts, soy sauce, toasted sesame seed, leather and charcoal. The taste is full of liquorice, charcoal, roasted mal, sour tang, burnt malt, salt and dark dried fruit. Thin to medium body and soft carbonation. A bit too thin and too much liquorice for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12993) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
Cask at Bricklayers BF, London. Brown pour with a bubbly, tan head. Dry and roasty. Very dry flavor, some minerals, moderate roast, some burnt sugar. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Very dry finish, some burnt sugar, light dark fruit notes, hard roast malts. Decent.

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