gegwilson (1198) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg in the New Inn, Cropton. Mahogany with a creamy cream head. Lots of cocoa in the flavour. OK, but quite one dimensional.
JohnRMurdoch (3295) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle, present. Almost black, not much head. Grassy vanilla liquorice aroma. Chocolate vanilla flavour. Sharp sweet aftertaste. Unbalanced and not very nice.
GerrynJoy (1) - MIRFIELD, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Exceptional beer both draught and bottled. Chocolate aromas with a hint of liquorice wow!!!.
Beese (1822) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop. Poured a clear, very down brown with a dense beige head. Saccharine aroma; Hershey bars, vanilla ice cream and powdered sugar. Flavours are similarly insipid, more chocolate, condensed milk and sweet cake. Finish brings in a little roasted quality, but it’s no where near enough to off-set the sweetness. If you like them sweet, then you may enjoy, but personally this is undrinkable.
jj0076 (31) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had no idea that cropton brewery had changed its name to great Yorkshire, but this beer is just fantastic.
jackafholmes (209) - - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from blacker Hall farm (Denby dale). Beautiful aroma of chocolate and toffee. Taste doesn’t quite live up to the smell, but not bad, quite a deep and savoury flavour, not much bite or bitterness though. Dark brown in colour and the head didn’t last long.
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great Yorkshire and Cropton Blackout bottles from Hopkins-Porter, Ripley Castle. A black beer with a creamy white head and ruby red highlights. It has a creamy rich tasting beer with strong milk chocolate notes and a sweet, oily, slight roasted finish.
sdmmb (851) - USA - JAN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle. Dark black stout. Strong malty chocolate flavour but not over powering.
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jmgreenuk (4472) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is big chocolate creamy milk lactose. The flavour is light bitter light sweet with a watery malt chocolate hop fudgy palate. Fully bodied with flat carbonation.
kermis (5260) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Euston Tap. Pours clear red brown with a tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, fudge, lactose. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.