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Brunswick Black Sabbath

Brewed by Brunswick
Style: Stout
Derby, England


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.

This multi award winning strong ale is as dark as the name suggests! Dangerously quaffable, with smooth liquorice flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2133) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Cask at Bird in Hand, Cheadle. Pours black brown with a tan head. Bit of cream, bitter light coffee, choc, lickadick, smooth. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Cask gravity @ Cannon Inn, Newton Poppleford. Extremely dark with a few bubbles for a head. Fairly strong tasting with a slightly soapy aroma and taste, but a few roasted malts are evident in the latter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2015
Cask (Kingston Arms, Cambridge)
Lovely soft chocolatey roasty aroma. Almost black, ruby glints, persistent tight tan head. Some banana aspects, sweeties for Anna, but stringy for me. Taste has a lovely soft roast, and more of the banana strings. Very full body, soft and succulent. Slight drying aspect to the finish, quite burnt, but no astringency. A very solid stout porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YorkshireG73 (54) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
On tap @Victorian Beer Cafe Halifax. Bit of a weird one this, it’s like a blend between a stout, porter and a bit of black IPA. The taste is quite intense more like a craft beer. Sour sharpness brings through the porter style with hops and roast on the end.Thin mouthfeel. Not bad but I think this beer has tried too hard in one part but not asserted itself enough. Very much like a watery Manchester Star Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (3474) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Gravity at Kingston Beer Festival 2015, near-black with a lasting tan ring and aromas of smoky plum and liquorice. Rich and gently fruity, with liquorice and earthy bitterness. Dry and burnt-bitter finish with lasting liquorice notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
Cask, half at Brunswick Inn. Beige head to a rosewood coloured body. Rings of lace down the glass. Moderate dark malty nose, shades of liquorice. Mixed taste of chocolate and caramel. Well bodied. Nice. An extra point for its name (Derby 20.02.2015).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edsspoon (798) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Gravity - very dark ruby red with a foamy brown head. Aroma of banana, vanilla and chocolate with a little yeast and toffee to complement. Taste of roasted malts, tar, burning wood and burnt toffee, shortly followed by caramel, vanilla, liquorice and brown sugar. Light bitterness to end. Medium body. Most excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (3884) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2013
Cask at NWAF 2012. Very dark with a reddish hue and a bubbely off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits with hops, malt and some roasty notes and hints of alcohol. A bit sweet and fruity with a light bitterness in the finish. Decent enough. (2013-01-25)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2013
cask at NWAF ... deep black ... thin tan head ...soft dark roast nose ... dark fruits ... soft chocolate .... little lactic sugers . soft sweetness ... touch of wheyness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Cask at the NWAF, Manchester, 2012. General’s gathered in their masses...this one had a nose of molasses...as well as currants and sweet spice. Dark fruit approach, malty sweet flavour. Fruity finish. Heavy stuff.

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