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Camden Town Black Friday

Brewed by Camden Town
Style: Schwarzbier
Camden, England


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
The golden Bohemian skies turned black. The cool floral breeze spiked into a whirl of burning bitter fruits. Everything changed. A beautiful dance between darkness and light. Brutal and elegant. Thunder and shooting stars. It was Friday the 13th. Black Friday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (789) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
Draught at The Brewery Bar, Camden Town Brewery on 19-Aug-2015. Black in colour with a thick tan coloured head. Medium body and carbonation. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate and pine. Lots if flavour - dark fruits, toasted malt, caramel, cocoa and hops. A nice bittersweet finish. Nice fresh and flavourful ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Keg at the brewery. It pours hazy deep brown with a thick tan head. The nose is earthy, rich roasts, toasted nuts, umami, dark chocolate and Rocky Road. The taste is smooth, bitter, earthy roast, coffee grounds, peppercorn, umami, salted liquorice, cocoa and some acidity with a dry, roast finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Good balance of flavours. A solid schwarz. Perhaps a bit dry, but enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Keg at the brewery, 11/06/15. Black with a well appointed light tan head. Nose is dark fruits, light smoke, charr, earthy red berry snap. Taste comprises dark malt, charr, treacle toffee, spice, raisens, light cocoa nibs. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close Solid schwarz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (744) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2015
Draught. Pitch black with a mostly lasting white head. Some lacing around the glass. Aroma of vanilla, blackcurrant, chocolate, bubblegum, blue raspberry. Taste is of forest fruits, earthy, slightly metallic, really fruity. Little watery, medium carbonation. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Keg at the Hare and Billet, Blackheath. Ash brown pour with a beige head. Smoke, pepper and dark berry aroma. Flavours of roasted malt, burnt sugar, raisin, black cherry and light smoke. Dark fruit mouthfeel. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13232) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Keg at The White Hart, Crystal Palace, London. Dark brown with cream head. Quite a sweetish, malty beer, there is a vegetable hint alongside a plummy fruitiness. Not a great deal of palate but enough. Reasonable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
On tap at The Brewery. Very dark brown beer. Lasting beige head. Hoppy dark lager. Hops jump out of the glass at you. Then some chocolate malt then more hops. Fresh tasty and lovely. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2330) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Keg at Black Heart, Camden. Very dark brown, almost opaque. A little bit of brownish head and lacing. Light aroma of grain, cola, liquorice, grape juice... itís pleasant but hard to get my head around. Sweet candied taste, turning only slightly more bitter in the finish. Clean light body. This is a hard style to pull off, but Iíve enjoyed this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
keg at the hanging bat. pours black , nose is roasted malt, grassy, taste is similar, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours black with a thin beige head. Aromas are light toffee, not much else. Light herbal taste, more toffee. Thin finish.

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