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


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1474) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
Cask at the Jolly Butchers, Stoke Newington on 28th August 2010. Brown to black with a pale brown ring of foam. Spice and apricot fruits in the initial aroma. The main taste in-mouth is strongly bitter with some berry fruits in the background. A very bitter finish that builds on each sip. Zingy mouthfeel. Excellent for such a low strength - a well crafted beer and very well-kept in the pub.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11860) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Cask at the William IV (Brodies Autumn Fest), 4th Sept 2010. Black with no head. Malty, burnt notes on the nose. Slightly watery palate (it is sub-3% after all). Good light stout with lots of roasted malt. A nice dark beer for quaffing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2688) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2011 Beautiful pour - black with a fine beige head. The initial taste is intensely dark chocolate with a hint of raspberry, the body is dry and malty, then a dry aftertaste with hints of smoke. Astoundingly good for the ABV. Re-rate on 22-10-11, lots of grass and citrus hops on the nose, light roasty body with hints of tart red fruit and cocoa, clean hoppy finish, quite excellent but reminiscent more of a black IPA than a stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20902) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6296) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14126) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - 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.


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