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Brewed by Great Yorkshire (prev Cropton)
Style: Porter
Pickering, England

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A complex blend of fine English Malts, Blackout is a porter ale produced from a unique 1930’s recipe which has only recently been recovered.
The rich, smooth taste will help you relax and unwind, but treat with care, this porter is not called Blackout for nothing.
We hope you enjoy a taste of the past.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2524) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Keg in the New Inn, Cropton. Mahogany with a creamy cream head. Lots of cocoa in the flavour. OK, but quite one dimensional.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (4049) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2014
500ml bottle, present. Almost black, not much head. Grassy vanilla liquorice aroma. Chocolate vanilla flavour. Sharp sweet aftertaste. Unbalanced and not very nice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GerrynJoy (1) - MIRFIELD, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014 does not count
Exceptional beer both draught and bottled. Chocolate aromas with a hint of liquorice wow!!!.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3758) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle from York Beer & Wine. This very dark brown beer pours with a thin tan head. It has an extremely strong milk chocolate flavour with vanilla notes and a creamy red fruity finish. More a milk/chocolate stout rather than a porter.
Earlier Rating: 1/30/2014 Total Score: 3.7
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.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jj0076 (31) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Had no idea that cropton brewery had changed its name to great Yorkshire, but this beer is just fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (882) - - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2015 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. On keg its better. Chocolate really sings and the body silky and moreish, ive upped my rating slightly.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1448) - USA - JAN 19, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle. Dark black stout. Strong malty chocolate flavour but not over powering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (6506) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 28, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (8490) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
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.


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