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Caledonian Double Dark (Cask)

Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Stout
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask: Originally a November 2009 special. Scheduled as a Winter seasonal for December 2010/January 2011.
A modern tribute to the famous stout style of the 18th and 19th centuries. Dark roasted malt flavours with a hint of caramel and liquorice balanced with a subtle hop flavour.
Hops: Pilgrim
Malt: Barley, Wheat malt and Pinhead Oats

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4072) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Cask@the imperial, Walsall. Very dark brown beer with tight medium head and good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and some licorice. Taste roasted malts, oats, light chocolate and some dark fruit. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (5441) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
A really smooth looking black beer. Full flavoured beer with a malty taste and elements of coffee and chocolate in the background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Cask @ Frank Hornby, Maghull. Dark red with a thin head. Has a fair nose, but a little soapy in taste, but what roasted malts that are there do give it flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theprof (487) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Cask at the Boat. Aroma roasted oats with chocolate notes. Pours dark brown with tan lacing. Taste of sweet milk chocolate with mild biscuit malt underpinning and some lingering hoppy piquancy on the palate. My only complaint would be the thinness of the body. Too light as a dark but that may be the risk with old recipes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10626) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Cask at the Alexander Graham Bell. Pours black, nose is creamy, chocolate, taste is similar, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4758) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2012
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear dark red brown, creamy tan head, some lacing, dry oaty aroma, potent initial mealtimes with subdued dry hopped finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
10th November 2009
Spoons Fest. Clear and very dark brown - red beer. Light semi soft palate, semi dry as well. Soft dark malt with an undertone of banana, bubblegum and a little peach. Finishes light and dry and minerally. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Not bad if a tad dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
A - coffee and chocolate A - coke with frothy head T - sweet with some sour P - mid and soft O - o.k.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10409) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2012
Cask at the Bow Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dark reddish brown colour with tiny tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and mild coffee in aroma. Mild roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and dry hoppy balance in flavour. Very smooth. Dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12523) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2013 Cask at the Prince of Wales, Aberdeen. It pours very dark brown, with ruby highlights and thin beige head. The nose is roasted malt, liquorice and some sulphur. The taste is roasted malt, charcoal, meat, liquorice, a touch of tangy dark fruit and some wood, with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not a bad brew from Caledonian.

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