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Brewed by Brunswick
Style: Stout
Derby, England

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2010
Cask handpull, The Brunswick Inn, Derby. Heavy liquorice looks edged with ruby under a fine, yellow-tan collar. Generous roasted aroma with a deep cafetiere smokiness and coal. Punchy dry roast, some scorched plastic and toast; definite liquorice, hint of apple, bitter cocoa, ashtray. Some roasted (carbonised) nuttiness in the aftertaste. Lacks a bit of body and depth at 6%- full of roast but edging towards thinness and astringency.Too much of a good thing: burnt wood.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
Cask. Pours a very dark brown with a vague orange hue and a small off-white head. Lightly burned malt in the nose, perhaps a whiff of butter also. Full-bodied, rich in sweet, hard roasted malts and sweet dried fruit. Again almost no bitterness - Brunswick seems to be afraid of hops! 170110

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8260) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2008
Cask at The Brunswick, Derby 17-08-08 Pouring almost black with beige head, this beer is quite thick, roasty and with a creamy woodiness.Drinks well for a 6% beer, some wet woody twigs dipped into some smooth gentle coffee, nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5093) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2008
Cask at the Brunswick Inn, Derby. Black with a purple tint and a dense tan head; aroma of sour fruit and chocolate malt; milky chocolate flavour with sticky damson poached fruit; leading to a dry coffee finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30239) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2008
Cask at GBBF 2007. A very dark brown beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of caramel as well as light notes of roasted malt, leading to a smooth sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 3   Nitro : XX
Aroma:
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : 2   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 3   Burnt Toast : 3   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Coffee : 4   Dark Chocolate : 3   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : 1   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 2   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 1   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : XX   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : 3
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : 1   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Strong stout with fair roast and a delicate anise touch to its malts. A fine night-shutter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11703) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2007
Black with a small white head. Fruity aroma, some peat and wood notes. Sweet and fruity flavour with a dry and roast finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38495) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2007
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2007, London. Dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, light licorice. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is flat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark ruby red colour, mediumsized bubbly beige head. Aroma is slightly roasted malts, fruits, some hops and caramel. Flavour is fruity, slightly roasted and quite wooden. Wellbalanced and leaves a nice spicy aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14996) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2007
Cask gravity at GBBF 2007. VEry dark ruby/black. No head. A rather nice aroma of dark fruit and liquorice. Very decent beer, that has some different flavours. Bit oily, some vegetable flavour, but in a good way. Interesting.


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