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Barearts Blackcurrant Stout

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Formerly brewed at Barearts
Style: Stout
Todmorden, England

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned; Special. Bottled on 30 June 2008.
Brewed with British Maris Otter and Chocolate barley malts. Hopped with Fuggles. Pure unsweetened blackcurrant juice was added the end of the boil.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, berry - blackcurrant. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dark malt, choclate, berries. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110728]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Pours cloudy brown with a modest head. Slightly sour, blackcurrant nose. Flavor is lightly sweet and underscored by further sourness. Also notes of dirt, roasted malts and berries. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. The sour notes, presumably from the blackcurrant, throw me off a bit.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13737) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
Chris pre Gbbf shindig 2011. Black dark brown. Wow a touch piwerful. Some good dark fruit and good tasty malts. Bit poweful and touch sour

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 500ml bottle from the brewery. Bottled on 30 June 2008. Drunk on 28 July 2011. Don’t know whether they have deliberately aged this but it is still on sale in the shop. Deep ruby colour. Thin beige head. Decent condition. Slightly woody fruit aroma. More tart fruit in the flavour. Aged quite well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
Bottled (thanks Ruth!). Deep ruby red colour, small beige head. Aroma is blackcurrant, some slight fluits, some malts as well as liquorice. Flavour is blackcurrant, slight malts and some mild bitterness as well.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to Chris.
Black brown with a thin off white head and some lacing. Smells slightly infected with some blackcurrant showing. Strange flavour. Lots of berries, slight sourness, faint floral notes. Quite juicy, feels nice on the palate. Strange lemon notes too. Some underlying malty sweetness, a little hit of caramel and more juicy blackcurrant in the finish. Drinks more like a sour fruit beer than a stout. And erm... where is the alcohol? It drinks like 4%, nothing like 8.2% You can always get some fun from a Bare Arts beer.


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