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Brunswick Black Sabbath

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Brewed by Brunswick
Style: Stout
Derby, England

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (3262) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9405) - 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).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edsspoon (761) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (3683) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17635) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2518) - , 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11476) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Cask conditioned at The Wellington, Birmingham. Black with cream head. A strong medicinal note with a really sweet character, tongue coating and a strong fruitiness. A bit of a struggle.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (36046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2010
From cask at Kelham Island Tavern. Pours dark brown to black with a small off white to tan head. Aroma is roasted malty. Mild acidic and roasted malt flavoured. Somewhat alcoholic too. Acidic and dark malty finish. Not really my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2010
[cask at the Brunswick Inn, Derby] A dark, black viscous brew this one – got that comforting treacle-effect on the palate when it slides down. It really doesn’t taste as strong as it is, although there are some alcohol notes in the mix along with the classic strong porter flavours. I got more coffee than chocolate alongside the malt, no hops to speak of. If you want a decent bookend to finish a night in the Brunswick, you could do far worse than one of these... [21042009]


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