Brewed by Church End
Style: Stout
Nuneaton, England


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Occasional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (21679) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Cask at Dragon Inn Worcester. Dark clear maroon color, bright tan head. Cocoa powder and coffee grounds aroma. Taste is coffee and plums. Watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
Cask conditioned at Cheltenham Beer Festival ’16. Chestnut with cream head. Initially there is a smoky note in the darker roasted malts, a touch nutty, a touch stewed. Drying in the close. It’s fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
Cask, Melton Fest 07. Very dark brown with red and a small head. Aromas are toffee and chocolate malts with mollasses and a light roast, smoky character. Flavours are roast malts with sweet caramel and mollasses. Dry on the finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2016 1. Cask Stillage at Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent 15/09/2001 A dark bitter stout with a woody finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Harlequin, Sheffield 17/08/2007 Roast aroma. Small white head. Dark red coloured and smooth on the palate with a crisp and slightly dry roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8772) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Black with a bubbly head, has light roasted coffee notes and a very mild flavour. Less than medium body but easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
Cask conditioned - handpump - Merchants Inn, Rugby. A black beer with off-white wisps of head and lace. The aroma is heavy on the coffee with roasty malts and a bit of smoke. Same in the taste. Quite sweet/smoky. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 At the brewtap, and back home from a flagon of takeout. Nose of charcoal, lurking earthy hops, slight beefiness. Inky pitch measure with a tan collar. Glugging, thick and creamy. Satisfying, well-attenuated stout with deep black chocolate and vague lactic touches, especially fresh from the barrel. Smoke, hops, chocolate, toffee. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol May 2012. Jet black with a slight tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate and black coffee. Mouth feel was a bit thin, with more chocolate, a touch of berry sweetness and dryish finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7838) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 6, 2012
Cask at the Solihull Camra beer festival 2012. Dark almost black pour with a thin bubbly tan head. Big peaty smoky aroma with a nice malty medium sweet flavour, but little bitterness and no chocolate or liquorice. This beer has a big aroma and I was expecting more behind it, but it wasn’t there. However, it’s different enough to make me want another, so that must be a complement!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2006
A Mes rate: Cask @ PBF. More like a porter than a stout. Bit too mello in the nose. Nothing much going on, like something much paler. Good stouty looks with a ton of lace. Creamy milk chocolate in the mouth. Lots of malt. Almost like a Horlicks. Fruity finish.

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