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Brewed by Coniston
Style: Sweet Stout
Coniston, England

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


charule's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle from sis. Poured pitch black with crazy cream head. Aroma of roasted malt with oats. Very smooth med body slight smokey oat taste.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5831) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 500 ml bottle. Inky black pour, quickly diminishing khaki colored head. Aroma has some grainy essence to it, a touch of molasses. Flavor is nice and pleasant with some bitter unsweetened chocolate notes, a touch of molasses, some cold day old coffee, some roasted notes permeate in the back end. Nice, smooth mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4505) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Smells like an ESB -- aley, slightly candied, plummy, some darker fruit. Doesn’t smell roasted. Good potato masher bottle, perfunctory label. Very dark but clear beer. Smooth, sweet, peaty malt, low bittering, cherry (brown ale ) notes. Cherry malty finish. Really comes off as an ESB or Scotch. Enjoyable, but lacking some carbonation or mouthfeel at times. Liquors, Betton.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (4938) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle from Booths, Settle. Black, no head. Quite a light tasting stout with a medium body, it does however have some roasted malt evident.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (406) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a jet black with tiny tan head. Aroma of liquorice and oatmeal, taste hint coffee and roast malty, oats and liquorice. Pleasant!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (14195) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Draft at Birch & Barley courtesy of solidfunk, thanks! Dark maroon brown color, small tan head. Aroma of cocoa and coffee. Taste has milk chocolate, coffee grounds. Light body. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrHangover (2952) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle @ THT November. Pours a clear reddish brown beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and caramel. Slight lactose and roast detected. Flavor is sweet and chocolatety, very thin and watery mouthfeel however. Decent flavor, no finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9352) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ THT November. Brown color, small off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, leaves, raisins, a hint of caramel, a hint of smoke. Average body, decent carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5982) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5962) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle sampled @THT. Thin creamy white head. Hazy amber pour. A thin stout. Ok

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4029) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Poured deep dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of sweet berries and roast malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly meaty. A bit of liquorice.


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