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Black Country Fireside

Brewed by Black Country
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Dudley, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (2159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Cask at The Waggon & Horses, York. Pours clear dark amber, thin white head. Malty, malty, malty. Not a lot going on, besides malt. Caramel, light fruit maybe. Thin too.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
garthicus (2591) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 10, 2014
On cask at The Wellington, Birmingham. Appearance: Amber brown, medium eggshell head. Aroma: slightly bitter, sweet and grassy. Flavour: caramel and malt, almost a candy floss flavour, really sweet with a long grassy and syrupy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyLion (465) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Cask @ The King's Head Leicester. Deep amber colour with nice thinnish white head. Aroma is malty but taste is forest fruits with slight bitterness. Full mouthfeel is nice and all. Solid drinkable bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2013
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (497) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Cask @ Wellington, Birmingham. Clear rusty gold, little head. Soft fruity aroma. Taste is lovely sweet forest fruit, sweet with odd bitter notes popping up. A different ESB than normal, a solid tasty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (493) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Cask handpull at the Pig & Fiddle, Bath, Somerset. Copper brown colour, with an off white head. Somewhat floral, but a little bland overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Cask,hand pulled at Whitley,Halesowen,17th march.Amber coloured pour with smallish off white head.Caramel and malt aroma with citrus hints which pretty much sums up the taste with a little toffee and fruit to round it off.Pleasant tasting ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
Cask at the Pretty Bricks, Walsall. Poured a clear golden brown with a thin white head and broken lace. The aroma is malty with citrus notes leading to a medium bitter malty peachy flavour. The palate is super smooth. A really satisfying session beer from BCA and perfect for the fireside.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (645) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 Cask at The Kings Head, Leicester. Amber ale with a hoppy honey caramel aroma. Very drinkable ale, warming with a lightly bitter finish. Tastes lighter than the 5% ABV. Drank this again (cask) at Leicester CAMRA Beer Festival 2014 and rated this exactly the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
Cask. Goldeny amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel and crystal malts along with some wood, floral notes and toffee. Flavour is rather similar in a nice bittery way. A bit watery as for the palate.

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