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Box Steam Dark & Handsome

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Brewed by Box Steam
Style: Old Ale
Trowbridge, England

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A smooth, creamy beer with hints of lemon and subtle blackcurrant and liquorice undertones. A sweet start and finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (477) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
Pour is barely black with a small tan cap. Nose is berry jam, burnt toast, liquorice. Toastiness comes out even more in the flavour. Toasted grain bitterness goes nicely with the fruitiness. A little thin but still pretty tasty - like Emma Stone in Birdman. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (5970) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cambridge. Very dark clear red with no head. Mild tasting with a general sweetness running through the ale. Has a gentle fruitiness in its flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (998) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
bottle. Poured amber-brown with a thin creamy tan head. Chocolate malt aroma. Medium body, a bit watery with a dry tart mouthfeel. Flavour of roasty malts, dark fruit, cocao, a touch smokey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
[7177-20150326] 500mL bottle. Grainy chocolate aroma. Clear, dark ruby red brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Grainy chocolate malt and toasted grains flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniel0017 (411) - Yukon, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
Dark brown / black with small tan head. Faint scent of blackcurrant and citrus. Flavor is bitter and sweet with hints of liquorice and has a short lived, bright, sweet finish. Crisp and enjoyable in mouth with high degree of quaffability.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8670) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
2015-03-26. Dark brown body modest beige head. Aroma of dark English malt with nutty toasty notes. 7+ flavour is similar, dark malt core has toasty accents with a distinctively British malt character. Mild bitterness throughout, very lightly metallic in the finish. Lingering nutty toasty malt in the finish. Average plus body with modest carbonation. 3+ solid. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Dark deep brown body with a tan head and nice lacing. Earthy, wood, black licorice, plums, dark fruit and its pretty roasty. Some cocoa. Minimal hop presense, light-bodied, sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours into the glass like a cross between a porter & soda fountain cola. Foam starts with a nice thick cap that collapses quicker than the English team in the World Cup. The label is right: there’s a significant black currant presence in the flavour, almost like you swirled a tea spoon of unsweetened preserves in the glass. Finish is a bit messy. Carbonation is a little on the biting side. Pretty damn enjoyable. Thanks Mrs Tiki for picking this up for me from the liqour store. It’ll help take the edge off.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
taylorderek (37) - - JAN 24, 2015
Left on counter for 25 minutes before opening. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Head is a moderate thickness and unpleasantly bitter. Body is slick and smooth with a subtle carbonation. The beer has a liquorice-y floor polish scent to it. The beer tasted bitter and a little bit sour

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
danielyabu (1361) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 5, 2015
small frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick ruby-highlighted brown body. aroma: heavy roasted malt, dark bread, dark chocolate. if: light sweet. ff: light sweet bitter; average duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Aroma de stout.24.9. sabor bem metalizado surge como defeito. Dulçor maltado é a sua maior semelhança com o estilo, não lembra old ale – faltam características de vinho, lembrança de frutas secas, etc. bem restrita. Como stout, na média, saborosa até. Saboroso amargor com toques defumados. Metalização diminui a medida que a cerveja ganha temperatura.30 s


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