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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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardW (1541) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 From Windermere Wines. Beautiful black-brown appearance, with ruby tinge. Nice tan head. Coffee aroma immediately apparent. Malt and roast is well balanced and not overpowering and the hops are evident towards the end. One of the best bottled stouts I’ve tasted for a while and a great find. Would love to try it on cask.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1592) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2010
[Cask at the Black Bull Inn, Coniston] Coffee and cough mixture, dry finish - a good and very tasty stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dan75 (2) - ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012 does not count
Drank on Draft in the Black bull, Coniston. Good depth of flavor, smooth on the palate with roasted caramel notes and a crisp finish. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2012
[cask, The White Hart, Bouth] Deep blackish brown pour, decent cream-coloured head. Roasty, chalky aroma, plenty of chocolate on the nose. Flavour-wise, it has a lot going on – there’s plenty of that chocolate roast, with a decent alcohol presence on the finish as well. Really very nice [26082012]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpkeskinen (251) - FINLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Drank from a bottle at home. Nice and smooth taste with some hints of chocolate. Looks beautiful and smells good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14016) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2009
Cask handpull at The Market Porter. Very dark ruby, lasting beige head. Toasty roasty malt aroma. Attractive. Pretty decent. Some dark fruits. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1561) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
Cask. The Black Bull Inn, Coniston. Medium off-white head, dark ruby-black body. Aroma of roastiness, nuts, chocolate with a hoppy bite. Bitter. Full-bodied, with a long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2011
Bottle from Cartmel Village Shop - Pours ruby black, with a beige foamy head. Aroma is roasted with some chocolate, malty notes. Taste is really nice balance of coffee and chocolate with a very smooth finish. Good stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10573) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest ’12. Black with cream head. Full and fruity stout with a sweetish, grainy background. There is a light coffee note that drifts in giving some bitterness. A good decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogbomb (960) - ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
Cask at SIBA festival. Black with a light tan head. Aroma of oats, gingersnaps and toffee. In the mouth it's like fresh oatcakes, a little ginger, burnt sugar and a pleasant light bitter finish. Nice.


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