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Brewed by B & T
Style: Dry Stout
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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available Bottle Conditioned.
A pleasant bitter beer with a strong roast malt flavour - Good Beer Guide ’Best of the Year’ for the last 3 years. Winner of the East Anglian ’Beer of the Year’ 2001. This Beer is brewed using Pearl Pale Malt, Amber Malt, Roast Barley and Challenger Hops.


3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geeejayell (26) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
Classic looking stout, with roast, coffee, chocolate and a dry finish, little hoppy very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MalcolmTucker (673) - SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Cask at Alexander Graham Bell (JDW). A good looking stout with a toffee and chocolate aroma. Flavour has toffee, roast, and chocolate leading to a long dry finsh. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2012
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in October 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a thick creamy off white head. Strong roast malt and burnt toast present in the short aroma. Creamy mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Dark malts give a rich base of black treacle sponge, black coffee, bitter plain chocolate and a hint of root liquorice. Dusty hop resins present in the short bitter aftertaste with barley grain present. Long malty finish with dry almond notes evident in the mouth. This is a superb session stout and reminded me of Broughton’s Oatmeal Stout from long ago. Highly recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2444) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2012
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr - very dark brown, medium tan head, aroma of sweet roasted malt and toffee, flavour of toffee / caramel / chocolate, medium body, dry finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1390) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
Cask. The Postern Gate (JDW), York. Medium tan head with good retention. Reddish dark brown body, almost black. Roastiness, caramel, toffee, red fruit, hints of chocolate, some spice. Bitter, with just a hint of sweetness. Dry finish. Soft mouthfeel and creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1716) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2012
Cask - The Glass House (JDW), Norwich. Poured a near opaque brown with a dense, thick & creamy lasting, lacing beige to light tan head. Good coffee, dark fruits, tobacco & roasted malt aromas. Dry & bitter chocolate, roasted malt, coffee flavours with some tangy dark fruits beneath a light toffee & vanilla sweet overtone. Light to medium body, subtly carbonated with a lingering dry malt bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 19/05/12. Fairly solid black with a tan head. Roasted malts on the nose with chocolate as a back drop, pinch of coffee bringing up the rear. Roasted flavour but also sweetish with chocolate. Well balanced. Medium body, decent job.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2301) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2012
Cask in Ship & Mitre Liverpool. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet burnt malt. Flavour is dry roast with a very dry finish

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
A - roasted coffee and chocolate A - dark with thick head T - light sweet with roasted bitter P - full O - incomplete

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (1898) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 4, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2012 2nd rate - Cask @ JDW Inverness
Black, ruby edges, bubbly tan head, bit of lacing
Aroma - roast malts, dark malts, soft aroma 7 -> 6
Taste - bitter roasted malts, dark quite sweet caramel malts, touch of dark fruits, soft dark roast coffee, good 6 -> 7
Palate - soft carb, thinnish body, bittersweet palate - little oily but bit watery texture. Finish - quite bitter roast, coffee, fairly long lingering finish
Overall - thinnier body than normal for a stout - but this beer had a good flavour 12 -> 14 3.1 -> 3.3

Cask @ Bow Bar, Edinburgh. 021011 7/3/6/3/12
Black, thin ruby edges, thin dark tan head, good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate.
Taste of roasted malts...espresso...burnt notes....a bit harsh.
Palate - Dry...roasted malts...burnt crust...body a bit thin...soft carb....finish has lingering burnt bitterness.
It’s OK - bit thin and over dry for me.


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