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


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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
Medium beige head. Clear brown body. Strong perfumy vanilla and cocoa aroma, fairly simple. Sweet vanilla and cocoa taste, very strong, with spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish cocoa and vanilla aftertaste with earthy notes. Weird. A very simple and straightforward flavour, and quite strong, too, but no special ingredients. Nice, but a bit one-dimensional. (0.5l bottle, from Clarke’s, Whitby.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5326) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 3, 2013
What a rare brew. Black as The Night, with a small beige head. More or less like floating chocolate. Actually a quite nice and pleasant brew!
[On tap as Great Yorkshire - Blackout at Sheffield Tap (Free house) in Sheffield, England]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12113) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2012
Keg at the Euston Tap - 29/10/12. Now re-branded as Great Yorkshire - Blackout Stout. Still at 5% ABV. Very dark mahogony brown approaching black with a decent off white head. Good lacing ensues. Light roast malt on the nose with a touch of chocolate in the background. Tastes of chocolate pudding, light malts, a touch earthy. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leading to a smooth roasty finish. Decent enough stout/porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenmanalishi (493) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Very dark, more stoutish than porter. Slight blackberry aroma. Sourness to the flavour, and cherry coke. Slight chalkiness to texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1011) - ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle. Dark, almost black beer. Steady bubbly tan head. Nose is milk chocolate maltiness. In the mouth, like milk chocolate milkshake with a little metallic. Sweet and delicious. There's a hint of bitter here, but mostly sweet. A little watery, but alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1537) - west London and, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
(500ml)Crimson body with beige head,:nose is chocolaty , roasty ,dark fruity. on the palate ...rather dry ,bitter , leading to suggestions of dark fruit , bitter dark roasted chocolate . An easy offering .!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012
5.0% dark brown colour with no head, chocolate malt aroma, slightly sweet chocolate and toffee taste, very nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle from Nina’s. Pours a dark brown colour with a thick, light tan head. Aroma of Cadbury’s chocolate, caramel, coffee and roasty malt. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Very chocolatey all round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1665) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
Cask. The Old White Swan, York. Black body. Thin tan head. Chocolate, roastiness, sulphur. Bittersweet. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
A - Roasted chocolate and vanilla A - Dark brown with lasting head T - Sweet with controlled bitter P - Full and creamy O - Fabulous

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