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Black Iris Iron Gate

Black Iris Iron Gate
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Brewed by Black Iris
Style: Stout
Nottingham, England


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Regular.
Named after the nearby area of Iron Gate in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, this premium strength dry stout gets an antipodean flavour from large doses of Pacific Gem hops. Strong, dark and delicious; one of the original Black Iris range.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Gravity at the Battersea Beer Festival 2013. Poured a very dark brown, with a very tiny halo of beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, fruit loaf and coffee. Dark chocolate flavours, with some roasted malt and treacle. Finish was cocoa, dark fruit and espresso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Gravity Half Pint at Battersea Beer Festival 2014, London in Feb 2014 - Very Dark Brown (almost Black) in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots of deep roast coffee, dark chocolate. Spicy. Fruity; slight citrus. Hoppy; earthy hops. Bitter-sweet roast malty coffee & chocolate throughout with some citrus. Dry throughout. Bitter finish. Enjoyed this. Good Stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (3204) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Cask at the Stockton Ale and Arty Beer Fest. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Starts with a little sweetness and lots of chocolate before a dry bitter finish with some coffee. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2013
cask at the magnet ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft sweet chocolate malt nose ... mellow roast .. soft sweet chocolate ...mellow smotth malts ... soft malts ... light sweet chcolate ... very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Cornubia, Bristol April 2013. Jet black with a slight, off-white head. Big toasted malts, plain chocolate and hint of liquorice before a hoppy, dryish finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Near black with a cream foam. Aromas are coffee and dark berries with gritty dark chocolate. Earthy with burnt toast and creamy oak barrel. Lightly floral and spicy. Flavours are rich coffee with bittersweet dark chocolate and some citrus bitterness. Dry and peppery with base cream and hints of vanilla. Very smooth on the pakate. One of the best stouts I’ve had recently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Cask @ The Harlequin, Sheffield. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny off-white head. The aroma’s licorice, red grape, ash, aromatic spices, some roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is strongly of licorice. Plenty of mineral and spicy hops. Burning forest earthiness. Hints of herbal jagermeister on the finish. Medium body. OK. A bit heavy handed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13233) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Black with cream head. Bursting with darkly roasted malts giving a coffee husk, charred character, butter and mouth filling. Plenty of depth and very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ng9beermonkey (43) - ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
On draft, erewash beer festival. Coffee, nuts, burnt toast, earthy, very nice. Best so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2012 Cask (handpump) at the Kean’s Head, Nottingham on 13 July 2012. Dark brown. Lasting beige head. Good rich roasty stuff with stewed espresso aftertaste. Dark chocolate. Quite roasty. Plenty of hop presence too - more than the norm in a stout. Very tasty. Yeah, this is pretty decent indeed.

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