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Brewed by Coniston
Style: Sweet Stout
Coniston, England

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2749) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 26, 2013
500ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Dark brown color, with red hue. Small off-white head, stays. Sour, very faint roast, orange peels in aroma. Smoky, roasted, grainy, hint of licorice in flavor. Unfortunately way too watery.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9372) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2013
500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
Super gingery aroma, a little sweet, like the sweeties Anna used to get from LP. And here, super means super. Alas, it’s watery in the palate, and a bit thin. Shame, the aroma promised so much. Pleasant roast, but just too watery. At 4.5% they should pump up the body with some oatmeal, perhaps.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6863) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2013
500 ml bottle. BB 28/04/14. (K-Citymarket) Kouvola, Finland.
Black colour with a small tan head. Toasted malt, soy sauce, milk coffee, mild hops and toffee in the aroma. Quite nice actually. The flavour is very nicely balanced. There’s mildly roasted malt, sweet cookies, some grassy hops, very dark chocolate and a touch of bitterness and coffee. Very nice. Unfortunately it’s very thin. Otherwise very nice Stout. Balanced and tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2013
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Dark reddish brown color. Aromas of coffee, cola and dark bread. Dry roasty taste with dark bread, cola, coffee and wet wood. Light body, a bit watery palate. Tastes a bit stale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (1376) - Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 Bottle, thanks M. Pours a dark brown, almost black. Big-bubbled, small, beige head. Aroma is roasted with some liquorice and coffee. Dark breadiness. Taste much of the same. Dark bread controls more with some dark fruitiness. Palate is light, not much carbonation. An alright quaffer, but not memorable in anyway.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1520) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown color, near black. Medium thin frothy beige head. Medium mild, sophisticated aroma of roasted malt, hops and lemon. Dry texture. Fruity finish with licorice. Slick feel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1580) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2013
I expected more of this, stingy carbonation even as I let it in the glass a while. Toasted and bitter chocolate

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, salty licorice and some herbs. Flavour of roasted malts, herbs, chocolate, bitter coffee and bread. Light bodied, thin mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Needs a heavier body, now this is just too thin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5437) - ITALY - APR 3, 2013
Scura discreta schiuma media persistenza tostature caffe lieve cioccokata nota luppolata piuttosto fresca secca amaro medio non molto corpo luppolo ben bilancia il malto rimanendi piuttosto fresca

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (5704) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. BBE 28.04.2014
Aroma has chocolate, some tar and distant peaty notes. Also some English hops, hints of hay and ash. Flavour has English hops, toffee, chocolate, ash, peat and some slightly salty licorice. Finishes with herbs. Smooth, althouth slightly watery palate. Decent.


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