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Brewed by BlackBar
Style: Bitter
Cambridge, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Cask; Regular.
Previously 3.4%.

Standing Talking Beer
A malty tawny brown bitter with a noble hop finish.

cgarvieuk's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - Edinburgh, - NOV 13, 2012
cask at cloisters ... copper ... soft white head ... soft toffee malt nose ... light toffee roast ... soft toffee ... little metalic and tooo bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Cask at Cloisters tap takeover Nov 2012, memory banks rate. They were pretty memorable due to the brewer talking us through the water supply, and the noticeable chalky effect it had on all his beers. This pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of toffee and biscuits, taste is more of the same. That mineral finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2372) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Gravity cask at the Liberty Belle, Ely. Light brown with a bit of white head. Scent of redcurrants, tea, birchwood. Taste is decisively bitter with very little tempering sweetness. Long papery dry finish. Boy this is dry. A lovely session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2013, at the University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England CB2 1RX.

Clear medium to light dark orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dusty malt, keller notes, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, metalic notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130119]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2012
[cask at Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh] Clear coppery brown colour, with a thin white head. Lightly caramel aroma, biscuity malt. Similar flavours – the biscuit wins over against the sweeter caramel edge. No real hop in evidence, more toasty bitterness [15112012]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (2232) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2012
Icing sweet notes, tablet clear body, easing white head. Slightly caustic initial taste with a Butterscotch sweetness and the silkiest mouth-feel of the crop. Another impressive finish that sees through the dryness well, perhaps the nudging build-up and low ABV assist but a real sparkler of hops fizzes quickly on the finish before a bitter linger zips it up.

Cask, Cloisters, BlackBar Takeover

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5353) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
On cask @ Cloisters. Another well made beer which I think is slightly spoilt by the chalky water. An amber bitter with nice head, there’s the typical toffee and biscuit bitter notes you expect on both nose and taste. The palate is balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
From cask at Cloisters. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white and creamy head. Roasted malty, light caramelish and herbal hoppy. Bitter, toasted malty and light fruity. Bitter and toastedmalty dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14012) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2012
Cask (CWAF2012, Thursday)
Quoth Anna: Aroma of toffee and oldish in a good way. Finish is quite sweet, though not shot on hops. Almost mushrooms in there. Best part of the finish is about 10s after swallowing when it all comes together nicely.

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