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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3177) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Bardzo smaczny stout. Malenka piana i znika niestety szybko. Kolor ciemny, ale nie czarny ze spora przeswiata. W smaku czekolada, palone tosty i jeszcze raz na finiszu gozka czekolada. Bardzo smaczne piwo.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (3029) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2012
Has a malty aroma with light smokiness. Texture is really smooth and creamy. Flavour has a lightly burnt, bitter malt taste and later some smoke. Dry, thirst quenching finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
Dark dark reddish in colour, pours with a thin head. Aromas of roast coffee, malt loaf, chocolate and hints of cherry and peat. Good balance of bitter and sweet. Well carbonated, medium bodied for a stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14176) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3598) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3956) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3777) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2005
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Now then, here’s 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2005 1. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 21/09/2001 Dark roasted stout with a slightly hoppy finish. 2. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 22/09/2001 Dark roasted stout with a hoppy finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 26/03/2002 Black and smooth on the palate with a bitter roast finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 10/08/2002 Dark red smooth slightly fruity with a slightly dry roast finish. 5. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 11/08/2005 Black slightly rich on the palate and fruity with a slightly dry lasting bitter finish. 6. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 21/10/2005 Jet black smooth stout with some sweetness. A pleasant slightly dry roast finish with hints of oysters.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19309) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2003
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden
Very dark brown. Loads of coffee up front. Medium bodied and very creamy. Long dry coffee finish with some bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2005
A stonking good stout. Chocolate is the key component. Dark, bitter chocolate. I didn’t realise it was an oatmeal stout and I can’t 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.


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