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BlackBar Gurdon

BlackBar Gurdon
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Formerly brewed at BlackBar
Style: Stout
Cambridge, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Occasional.

Knife and Fork Stout
Bog black stout. This was a brew I did on the request of my CAMRA B.L.O, who was wanting a stout. I was decided a big full bodied dry stout was the aim. This beer starts with full malt flavours, runs though a hint of malty sweetness and finishes with a long dry, rye and tea finish. Bottom line its a big stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - 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 black with a thick beige head. Aromas of chocolate, light creamy note. Taste is more of the same. That mineral note is there, but more subdued in the darker beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - 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 dark red brown color with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dark roasted. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, moderate to heavy chocolate, moderate roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130119]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (14126) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 28, 2013
Gravicask (CWAF2013, Thurs)
Very dark, small tight beige head. A little bran in the aroma. Slight chocolate cakeiness. Full smooth palate. Good balance. Nice rich burntness, no ashiness or astringency. Each sip makes you want to take another sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13395) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
Cask conditioned at Cambridge Winter Ales Festival ’13. Black with slight tan head. This beer had quite a fusty note about it, a little fungal in character, it was also quite thin on the palate. Sweetish, some roastiness from the malts and a hint of chocolate. A little unfortunate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2012
[cask at Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh] Black pour, cream-coloured head. Roasted chocolate on the aroma, with sweet, sticky stone fruit. Touch of Christmas pudding? Maybe not. Flavours are more straightforwardly stout – roasted dark malts mingling with berry and stone fruit, leading into a bitter, very dry finish. Good stuff [15112012]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (2233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2012
Sleeked flat coffee dark body and matching head. Neat wafer/chocolate, think almost Kit Kat crunch. A taught and sticky prune sweetness in the finish forms the most impressive part of the beer - nothing near the vacuum of dryness of the previous beers left.

Cask, Cloisters, BlackBar Takeover

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5382) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
On cask @ Cloisters. Pours opaque black with a nice creamy brown head. The nose has chocolate, cream and minerals. The taste has more of the same. The palate is medium to full bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly refined finish. Overall, a decent stout with not as much of the chalkiness as in the lighter ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
From cask at Cloisters. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, breadish and light chocolate. Bitter, dark roasted and breadish malty. Bitter, dry roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2012
Cask at cloisters. Black brown, thin tan head. Fudgey toffee, blackcurrant, light dark chocolate, softest toasty roast nose. Surprisingly (but nicely) dry front, light blackcurrant fruits again, soft roast malts, bittersweet dark chocolate and light hop spice finish. Just very slightly thin but quite unique. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2012
cask at cloisters ... deep black ... thinest head ... soft blackcurrant roast ... sweet fri,uits... big black currant ... juicy roast ... soft toffee .. ellow soft roast ..

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