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Brodies Summer Stout

Formerly brewed at Brodies
Style: Stout
London, England


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
Cask; Seasonal - Summer.
Complex dark fruit and coffee flavours and body which belies its low strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Old Fountain, 3 Baldwin Street, London, Greater London England EC1V 9NU.

Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, english licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licoruce, english licorice, dark malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100730]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
From cask at Bree Louise. Pours dark brown to black with a fully gone head. Aroma is dark roasted, liqourice and mild breadish. Bitter citric. Liqourice, dark malty and slight acidic. Bitter and bone dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34234) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
Cask at Bree Louise, London. A deep red beer with no head. The aroma has notes of chocolate and caramel. The flavor is acidic with notes of roasted malt as well as lighter notes of soy sauce, leading to a very roasted finish. The body is light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25207) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2010
Cask@Southampton Arms. Pitch black colour, small head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits/berries and some wooden notes. Flavour is dark berries, toasted malts, some toffeeish and ashy notes as well. Also quite bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
Cask gravity @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (21751) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2010
4th September 2010. Brodies Beer Fest at their Brewpub - King William IV in Leyton.
Opaque black beer. Light dry palate. Lightly roasted malt. A little hop bitterness - orangey and grapefruit. Finishes dry. Nice light crisp stout with a good flavour for it’s low abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
Cask at William IV during Brodies Birthday Bash 2011. Clearish, red-brown pour with a foamy head. Actually has some grapefruit hops on the nose with mild roast notes. Pleasant flavor, some dry, roasty malts, stones, pine, grapefruit bitterness. Nice character but, not surprisingly, very little oomph. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish, more pine, rindy citrus bitterness, mild roast. Pretty decent given the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17163) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Cask handpull at William IV. Very dark brown colour. Decent lightish stout. Good stuff. Yes some harsh roast. Ken is wrong. But it’s a decent roasted stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7764) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2010
(Gravicask at Brew Wharf, Southwark, London, 3 Aug 2010) Black colour with no head. Roasted, malty nose with chocolate, liquorice, sweet black coffee, dark rye bread and hints of ashes. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee, chocolate, liquorice and a dry finish with a certain coffee bitterness. Thin body, dry, with a generous coffee bitterness. Definitely a bit thin, but tasty and nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
On cask (handpump) at the Southampton Arms on 26 July 2010. Dark brown colour. Flat. No head. Slightly roasty aroma. Hint of diacetyl. Dry and chocolatey on the palate. Quite bitter. The idea of a light stout for Summer drinking is an interesting one but I can’t say I was particularly impressed. Condition didn’t seem to too great though. Flagged for re-rate.

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