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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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2005
Handpulled at Babington (JDW) Derby. Very black, slight sweet aroma followed through with a sweet flavour, smooth stuff served rather cold but strangely refreshing after severala blonds on a warm day

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9622) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2005
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Black with ruby hint and tan head. Looks like a stout, but who would serve a stout freezing cold? what sons of Bís would make me wait before it was drinkable, well ok those idiots at Guiness think its a good idea, but an actual proper, well crafted stout should be treated better. Finally, I found it a little watery, the coffee, dark roast didnít come through until near the end. Passable and I hope to try it agai, but fairly average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2005
Cask-conditioned @ Guide Dog, Soton (01/07/05)/. Balanced stout with fruity acidity and pleasing roast undertones.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2005
A stonking good stout. Chocolate is the key component. Dark, bitter chocolate. I didnít realise it was an oatmeal stout and I canít say I detected any significant sweetness that normally comes from the oatmeal. Holds the attention throughout. Full flavoured and forceful, with a lasting, slightly sharp finish.. Cask (gravity dispense), Catford Beer Festival 2005.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 21, 2005
Cask@The Magpie&Crown, Brentford, London. This was more of a mild in my opinion. Softly roasted with some light caramel, and soft acidity, which lurks in the background, the body was a touch watery. Light, but quite pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3625) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2005
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Now then, hereís a beer I almost sampled once before - well I drank something labelled as this beer, only to get home and realise it sounded nothing like the one every other Rater described... Better late than never, and this is actually a Stout worth waiting for, from a brewery who have yet to disappoint me in any way. Good crispy, peppery roast here - with a smooth, asky quality. I sometimes struggle to adequately describe the subtle differences between Stouts, but this is a good un.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2005
Cask Conditioned & on Hand pump at The babingtonin Derby on the 22nd Jan 2005. Very dark, ruby red / brown colour. A rich matly falvour, very tasty & refreshing. One of the finest beers of the day :)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2004
Black with a lacy head. Aromas are plain chocolate and licourice with roast malts and oats. Flavours are roasted malts with lactose and oats. Earthy and dry on the finish. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2004
Dark but not totally black like some stouts.Slight smokey tang that gently lingers. Another decent beer from Beartown.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2003
Cask conditioned. Red brown, good cream head and good condition. Massive lingering aroma of chocolate powder from start to finish, intense roast barly and chocolate explosion in the mouth and a long chocolate finish that becomes dry and bitter with time. Will not disappoint if you like stouts.


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