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Brewed by Beartown
Style: Stout
Congleton, England

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A rich creamy smooth dark oatmeal stout that we think would give the dark Irish stouts something to think about.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt, wheat malt, oat malt. Challenger and Northdown hops.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
Cask at NWAF, 2011. Dark brown pour, no head. Toffee, dark fruit and caramel aroma. Smoky flavour with dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and nuts. Nutty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2011
cask at NWAF ... thin bubby lacing ... sodt dry roast ... little chocolate ... hint of mellon ...nice soft chocolate roast ... light malt t... barest hint of charcoal ... soft light dark fruit

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2010
Bottle, Carringtons, Chorlton. Very dark brown pour with a tan head that diminished to leave a lingering rim. Aroma had a decent amount of roast, with notes of hazelnut, dark chocolate, dark fruits and trace car tyre. Slid down nice n’smooth. Further chocolate, fruits and roasted malt in evidence flavour wise. Dry bitter finish. A very drinkable and tasty stout. Nice one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Edgar Wallace, London 27/01/10. Almost black in colour with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruit. Light mouth feel, with some coffee, more chocolate and a decent bitter finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6036) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2009
(Cask at Ship & Mitre, Liverpool, 20 July 2009) Dark brown colour with hints of red. Frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with dark fruit, prunes, raisins and chocolate. Malty, fruity taste with notes of prunes, raisins, dark fruit and a slightly bittersweet finish. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Nice stout with a touch of dark fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7247) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2009
Cask conditioned at the Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks, 02-03-09 Pours dark brown with a slight reddy glint. Really rather tasty beer, ok its a touch thin at times for the abv but there is some chocolate and a nice dryness there which I rather liked. A6 A4 F7 P3 OV14 3.4

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2008
Gravity cask at St. Albans beer festival. Black with off white head. Xmas pudding aroma. Taste of caramel with slight smoke. Hoppy finish. .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - SEP 8, 2008
Black/red. Off white head. Creamy cappacino aroma. A mineral touch on the tongue, coffe, choc. A lasting hop bite. Hoppier than other oatmeals. I enjoyed.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
Cask at ealing beer fest. Aroma is pritty roasty, but generally thin and grassy hop. Taste is similar, its fairly inoffensive and drinable, but could do with some choc malt.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
renffisch (757) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2008
gravicask @ ealing bf 08. Nose of sour barley and hay. Darkest chestnut colour, big bubbled rim. fruity coffe flavours with strong barley notes and a tad of coffee. not bad, if a bit watery.


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