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Brains Jack Black (Cask)

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Brewed by Brains
Style: Stout
Cardiff, Wales

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - October.

This deliciously dark oatmeal stout is brewed with a combination of dark malts, roasted barley and oats to give complex roasted flavours and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Brewed in honour of Jack Black, the mysterious cobbler of Llareggub, this is the latest in our range of Dylan Thomas inspired beers.
Jack Black is part of our Dylan Thomas inspired range which includes Milkwood and Organ Morgan.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, strong coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, coffee, burnt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120808]

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
MOARBEER (91) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2013
Really wanted to like this but if you’ve ever tasted a decent oatmeal stout you’ll be shocked that this is claimed to be one. Tastes like an oatmeal stout mixed 50/50 with sparkling water. Lacking aroma (although I got mostly coffee) and taste is bland. Oh and its super fizzy. Meh.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Blackfriar, Blackfriars 30 Okt 12. Nicholson Festivaløl. Dyp amber. Nesten svart. Lysebrunt skum som fester seg bra til glasset. Svak aroma. Smaken anonym med en svakt syrlig ettersmak.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - DEC 10, 2012
Light and easy to drink. Lots of chocolate malt. Carbonation lifting everything. Nice warm toasted malt aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Full pint, from cask at The Blackfriar pub. Good looking with a lasting, tan-coloured head leaving firm lacing behind. Dark coloured body with a deep ruby tint. Dark malty aroma added by resin. Roasted dark chocolate flavour mixed with resinous hops. Dry malty bitter round off. Easy to drink and easy to like (London on Halloween 2012).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1748) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2012
Cask - The Black Bull, Donington. Poured a deep, opaque brown with a lasting, creamy & lacy one-finger light tan head. Good dark fruits, liquorice, roasted malt & coffee qualities with a subtle underlying yeasty dampness coming through, particularly on the tongue. Soft mouthfeel, light to medium body with a lingering, dryish malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2012
The head was good, the body black. It smells roasty, chocolate. The taste is roasty, malty, a good Stout, but a mild one. Overall good. 10/10/10/10/-/10

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2058) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 6, 2012
Cask @ Haymarket, Edinburgh
Very dark brown black, ruby edges, nice creamy rich tan head
Aroma - very soft roast malts, hint of light coffee
Taste - sweet dark roast malts, very light coffee, smooth, some molasses, simple easy quite tasty stout
Palate - soft carb, medium body. Not much of a finish though
Overall - Although simple, for a lower abv stout it was quite decent

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2741) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2012
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - very dark red brown, thin tan head, sweet malty aroma, chocolate, liquorice flavour, initial sharp bitterness, oily feel, gets sweeter as it warms

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7267) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2013 Cask, handpump, The Crown, Oxford, Friday 14th September 2012 Very dark brown, with a slight reddish hue. Roasty in the mouth but also a little thin and watery. Nothing particularly wrong with this other than it needs more oomph. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1


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