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Blackjack King of Clubs

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Brewed by Blackjack
Style: Stout
Manchester, England

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Keg / Cask Occasional;


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (4049) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a thin light tan head, quite a dark fruity aroma, taste has dark fruits, chocolate, hint of coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (5286) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Keg @ Knott Bar, Manchester. 7.2% (same as the bottled version). Black with a thin off-white head. Has a sweetened roasted malt in aroma and taste. It doesn’t feel its strength and has an underlying milkiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Cask at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester. Poured black with a medium to large tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, herbs. Flavour is roasted malts, mild chocolate, decent depth and carbonation. Yes.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (2252) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Tap at Cross Scythes, Sheffield. Just about black. Tan, thin, lasting head. Dark fruit chocolate truffle. Vanilla. Sweet, ripe, dark fruit. Hint of roast coffee. Taste is fruitcake sweet. Then a big roast dryness. Roast bitterness at the end. Sweetness remains in the background, though. A light saltiness in there, too. Long, dark chocolate, bitter finish. And all at £4 a pint!! Beautiful.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014

Cask (handpump) @ Marble Arch Inn, 73 Rochdale Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England M4 4HY.

Clear dark black color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, licorice, soy sauce notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, licorice, dark malt, dark dried fruit, light salty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130126]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (3700) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Thick, smooth, oily. Flavour has coffee, cocoa and burnt malts. Very rich and full flavoured.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17146) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
23rd December 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Cask. 7.2%. Opaque black - brown beer with a small pale tan head. Smooth palate, modest carbonation. Smooth but rich dark malts. Little dark chocolate, not sweet. Whisper of coffee bitterness. Maltesers - not sweet! Whisper of nuts and tropical fruits. Finishes light. Pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8331) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2013
Keg at Maltings, York. It pours near black with a thick tan head. The nose is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, earth and a touch of cabbage. The taste is rich roasted malt, coffee, earth, burnt notes, moderate bitterness and a touch of cocoa with a dry, bitter finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Flavoursome. A tasty stout indeed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4481) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
Keg, poured a deep black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roast malt and chocolate. Medium body, flavour as the aroma with some dark fruits in there too. Seemed a bit watery for the strength/style, but not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCast_Rich (1903) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2013
[keg at the Hanging Bat, Edinburgh] Pours deep, murky black with pretty much zero head. The aroma is coffee and some rum sweetness. On the taste – coffee dominates, there’s some wood in there, and then moderate alcohol burn. Unfortunately it’s totally flat and lifeless, and tastes overwhelmingly of cold coffee, with the faint woodiness, it’s like the washings from an old cask. There’s a good beer in there somewhere, but unfortunately I wasn’t finding it [28012013]


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