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Brewed by Coniston
Style: Sweet Stout
Coniston, England

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Oats are used in the grist of this beer to give body and smoothness, enhancing the roasted barley, giving it complex flavours reminiscent of dark chocolate and coffee. This is balanced by a fresh hop bitterness and dry silky finish.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3524) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark ruby black with a small tan head that dissipates slowly and laces pretty well. Aroma is roast, cocoa, cardboard. Flavor is pretty decent actually, light plus sweet with notes of dark cocoa, roasted malts, perhaps coffee, quite light bitterness on the back end. Medium body, well carbonated. This ain’t bad for a sub 5% beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (4643) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Full black pour with a thin foamy light beige cap. The aroma is a bit earthy and roasty and dark with a strange dark berry undertone and some mild dark cocoa. Light-medium body with some earthy roastiness and a bit of bittersweet black malt. Pretty middle of the road and ’whatever’.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (2617) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle 50 cl, BBE 06/2014. Pours cola black in color with a small tan head. Licorice, medicinal herbs, rubber tree in aroma. Herbal notes, light burnt wooden notes and chocolatey lemony notes in taste. Notes of chocolate and very mild biting spices in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2297) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Clear very dark mahogany, 2" tan head that reduces to a thin head cover, no lace. Taste is full roasted, slightly bitter malt that moves quickly through the palate to a lightly hopped finish. All dissipates rather quickly. The taste is big and satisfying. But, it obviously has water as its base, which provides a cleansing effect, but doesn’t allow for it to remain long enough for full enjoyment. Good, not great.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mile (3131) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty - light oat and sweetish aroma, light caramel and light roasted malt, floral fruitiness. Body is light to medium, malty - light oat and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light roasted malt, floral fruitiness. Finish is short to average, malty - light oat and lightly sweetish, faint roasted malt, some floral fruitiness, with light coffee. Watery stout with weird floral fruitiness (bit like lemodade/cola). .

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
(Cask, Rainhill Beer Fest): Black in colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, burnt notes, coffee, oats. Similar notes in tasting. Leaves a nice oatmeal aftertaste. Could do with having a bigger body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Blackish beer with a tan head. Malt and light roast aroma with light chocolate. Malt and light caramel flavor with light roast. Medium bodied. Light caramel and light roast lingers with light cocoa.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MisoW (1804) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2013
On tap. Pours dark brown, beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee. Taste is coffee, bit watery, chocolate, low bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gurthnar (2179) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2013
Tap at RJ. Aroma dark fruits, berries, light sourish soapy, very light chocolate. Thick stable beige head. Dark clear ruby-brown colour. Taste is rather sweet, chocolate and pretty strong fruitiness. Some background bitterness, but what ruins it for me is moderately strong sour off-flavour. Could it be too much roasted malt too early in the mash? Not sure, but the result is average at best.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Karol (667) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2013
Tapped at hostinec Richtar Jakub in Bratislava/Slovakia. Nice roasted malt aroma mixed with dark chocolate. A bit wattery for my taste. The taste is of dark chocolate and roasted malt with a wattery bitter finish. Too bad the light body of this beer, it destroys the overall experience.


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