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Brewed by Beavertown
Style: Stout
Hackney Wick, England

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg & Bottled Conditioned; Special - Alpha Series. Released in February 2013.

Malt: Pale, Pale Chocolate, Crystal, Oats, Carafa II
Hops: Magnum, Mt Hood, Summit
This Stout has a load of late hop additions to bring that zest and poke to the nose. Beautiful delicate coffee and chocolate notes lie in the smooth character of the malts.


olio's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5262) - Tampere, - JUN 10, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a large off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and cocoa, some caramel and wood. Flavor of roasted malts, cocoa powder, creamy chocolate and mild bread. Soft carbonation, creamy and fluffy palate. Decent.
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (2953) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2014
330ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Almost black, good beige head, faltastic bottle label. Treacle malt aroma. Chocolate treacle malt flavour. Coffee aftertaste. A good but not great stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3102) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle: Aroma is roasty, malty with notes of cocoa, dark chocolate, hints of coffee. Black color, creamy brown head. Flavor is light sweet, malty, notes of toffee, dark fruits, chocolate, sweets. Roasty end. Good one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle @ Alesbymail. Pours close to black with a fluffy head. Gusher!! Tasty with flavors of coffee, roast, charcoal and liquorice. Smooth and dry roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2013
33cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2013, from Ales By Mail (UK), complex Stout, roasted/bitter and slightly woody/salty, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew with very original label!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (11889) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Bottled 330ml ABM. Dark brown color, good beige head. Earthy, coffeeish aroma with tarrish roast. Medium-bodied. Roasted, tobacco flavor. Dark malts, roasty bitterness. Kind of thinnish palate. Too ashy for my liking, perhaps some difference between the batches.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
9th June 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Minerally crisp palate, semi dry. Roasty malt with a little coffee but not much bitterness. Thin malt cream and a mild lactose note. Whisper of orange hops. Smooth semi dry finish. Rich malts in a thin palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Black with a lovely tan film that laces the glass throughout. Best looking label. This a dry stout - salty liquorice, ash and roasted malt. Dark chocolate makes an appearance as the beer warms (and improves). Quite a citric finish. Lively on the tongue to start with, but calms to become lovely and smooth. Made my mouth throb.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kingi (448) - - OCT 25, 2013
dry stout. beer shoots out of the bottle and a magnificient head. taste is dry roasted hints of coffee. medium body. very nice for a 5.6% beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (937) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle from ales by mail. Black color and HUGE light brown head, its just enormous. Aroma is coffee, roasty, licorice, chocolate. Delicious taste, medium body, balanced, roasty, coffee. But that huge head makes drinking difficult.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3069) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

BBE 17 MAY 2014 - Pours pitch black with a smooth white head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasty, salty and bitter with loads of licorice, dark chocolate and coffee notes. Finish is smooth, bitter and roasty with some salty licorice and chocolate. Nice, quite balanced, roasty and bitter stout.


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