Brewed by Binghams
Style: Stout
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.
Coffee complements the dark malts and strangely mellows the flavours to provide a smooth drinking 5% ABV stout which smells as good as it tastes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
figo07 (1) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2011 does not count
This is a really enjoyable stout. Full of flavours, coffee, chocolate with an exstremely smooth finish. My only problem is where to buy it from. ?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1803) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2011
Cask at CPK on 2nd March 2011. Black with thin vanishing pale brown head. Rich blend of coffee, chocolate and cherry flavours in aroma and liquid, and a superb smoky kick and roast malts. A rather fruity end, with rich fruitiness lingering along with roasted maltiness. Very enjoyable, reasonably light-textured and easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
deep black ... thin tan lacing ... solid light roast ... big coffee nose ... juicy roast ... light bitterness ... again huge coffee ... very nice

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jen81 (24) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
@ Queen’s Head, Uxbridge. Lovely black colour with a dark cream head. Not a heavy pint so easy to drink. Vague coffee notes in smell, but big coffee hit in taste. Very morish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
Cask Conditioned handpump Cask Pub & Kitchen London. A black beer with a thin whitish head. Definite coffee throughout within a good base beer. Quite roasty in the nose and rich in the mouth. Lots of bitter coffee late on. I don’t like coffee as a drink (unfortunately) but I do like it in a beer if it isn’t too dominating. This wasn’t; instead it was a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2011
Cask at CPK. Pours jet black with a mild, tan foam head. Roasted malt aroma, some cocoa, nothing out of the ordinary. Flavor, though, is quite distinct. Very pointy. Perhaps some ink and iodine underscoring a medium roasted malt character. Decent sweetness, some ash, burnt sugar, licorice, spices. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Roasted malt finish, mild smokiness, a bit of chocolate syrup and light coffee. Very dynamic beer, highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
50cl bottle from the brewery. A deep magohany colour with a beige head and a brilliant amber glow when caught by the light; the aroma has soft malts, and the expected ground coffee; in the mouth there’s some tart fruit at first that balances well against the creamy coffee body; before a rich coffee finish. Slightly thin, but otherwise an excellent coffee stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle from a pop-up market in Wokingham. Poured black, with a thin beige head. Aroma of sweet coffee, dark malt and treacle. More coffee in the flavour, but with more bitter roastiness and molasses. Full, smooth mouth feel. Finish was espresso, burnt malt and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
Cask (handpump) at Reading Beer Festival on 27 April 2011. Black in colour. Slightly viscous consistency. Thin beige head. Not a huge amount of coffee on the nose. Quite dry and fairly roasty on the palate. More coffee in the flavour than in the aroma - espresso rather than creamy. Some late bitterness - a mix of burnt malt and bitter coffee. Firm mouthfeel - not too rich which makes it very drinkable. Perhaps could use a ittle more power. A good start to the festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear dark black colour with a small average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, strong coffee, dark malt, espresso. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coffee. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20110427]

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