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Style: Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Export Stout. ABV may vary.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Bottle at home in London. Version with ABV of 7.4%, bottled on 06/02/2013, so the beer has had plenty of time to develop. Pours deep brown-black with a huge, lasting beige foam head. The aroma is quite dynamic, with plenty of well roasted malts at the core, surrounded by baking cocoa, some dark fruits and toasted bread. Medium sweet flavor with rich, slightly bittersweet cocoa, restrained charred malts, some raisins, chocolate cake, light flinty minerals, some dark bread, milk chocolate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation and an exceedingly creamy mouthfeel. The finish has just a touch of alcohol warmth, followed by lots more richly roasted malts, baking cocoa, moderate scorched earth bitterness, ash, slight tobacco and further chocolate cake. Rich and complex, this beer is also impressively well balanced and drinkable. If you happen to be sitting on a bottle of this beer that was released in early 2013, I would drink it now because I cannot envision it getting any better than this.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1371) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle, Rehills, Newcastle. Rich leathery, roast and liquorice aroma. Rich bitter palate, with chocolate and faint smoke. Long finish, with some coffee and a little bit of spruce. Superb.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (3469) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle @ benzai thx to benzai. Pitch black colour with a small beige to light brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, grassy. Tastes a lot of coffee, a lot of chocolate, chocolate bitterness, chocolate. Full body, soft carbo.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Pours opaque ebony brown with pillowy tan head and earthy rich roast barley nose. Full body with spritzy carbonation, coffee and chocolate. Rich, hides itssstrength well. Umami dry toast., touch of lemon peel. V drinkable. Rich cherry notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (1853) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
6.1% Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is an opaque black beer with liquorice and chocolate flavours, coffee and roasted malt on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pizd (429) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
(Bottle): Pours completely black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, burnt toast, dark chocolate, smoke, wood. Flavour is packed full of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate thatís really high in cocoa %. Some smokey, burnt notes carry through to the finish which gives a slightly sweet caramel taste and even a touch of dark fruit. Silky body with subdued carbonation makes it so incredibly drinkable. Fantastic beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (12660) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle from the brewery drunk at home. Black beer lasting thin tan head. Big hoppy chocolate on the aroma. Lots of hop lots of chocolate. Smooth in the mouth. I mean itís good. Big flavours. Will do well on this site for ratings I think. And I like it. Big hop, big choc malt. Not ruined by being barrel aged. Yet. Even some cassis on the aroma and more in the flavour. Some lightish espresso coffee. Mouthfeel is good. Itís an enjoyable strong stout. Probably the best beer Iíve had from these guys so far. Yes, a good stout. Maybe just lacking a touch of character on the swallow. Super drinkability though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Tom. Thanks again chap! It pours a very dark brown/black color with a nice thin head of tan foam. The aroma is awesome with lots of dirty roast, chocolate, tobacco and some minor caramel sweetness as it warms. The flavor is the same. Dry and roasted with more tobacco, dark chocolate and a hint of coffee sweetness before a big bitter and roasted, lasting finish. Wow. Really good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is big roasted malt, creamy chocolate and coffee. The flavour is strong bitter. Full bodied with low carbonation and an oily texture. The palate is big chewy liqourice with a lovely long bitter finish. This rally is an awesome stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4042) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle@WTí46: Served in a taster: Thanks Benzai: Brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of coffee, mocha, hops, liquorice wood, dogfood and some liquorice. Flavours of cream, lots of coffee, bitters, roast, light dry, roast, dried leaves, hay and some cacoa. Aftertaste is a is a mix of bitters, roast, coffee, light dry and malt roast. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture. Very nice, very well balanced.


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