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

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


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   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!!!.

4.1
   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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3509) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
500ml Bottle conditioned: BBD 7th Aug 2013, poured at home some 8 days earlier into an ’Abbot Ale’ glass tankard. Lovely black colour with a full and lasting beige head. Chocolate esters and tastes rule the brew completely, rich and creamy feel to the whole brew: a chocolate orange flavour arrives as the beer warms in the glass, which sets it apart from other Porters I’ve tried. Really enjoyed this beer, my fourth and final bottle during a ’random tasting evening’ I undertook with myself.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1087) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle rhythm +booze. Pours with a thin tan head soon turns to a slight ring around glass. Colour v dark ruby. Aroma is very strong hot chocolate great! Taste is Sweet coco with vanila and roasted bitter finish. Low carbonation medium body. Very nice beer like a before bed drink when uve run out of cadburys hot choc!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1736) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with red hues. A medium head that dissipates to a ring around the edge of the glass. An aroma of cocoa and vanilla is quite strong. The taste is cocoa, some bitter hops, lactose and roasted malts. The beer is more like a schwarzbier in texture. Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1796) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
Cask in Crown & Two Chairmen. Pours almost black but with reddish hue in the light. Nose is milk chocolate and touch of coffee. Taste is milk chocolate and a bit of lactic milkiness. Very chocolatey porter and very good.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4103) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2155) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Cellar at the Harlequin, Sheffield 22/08/2009 Chocolate aroma. Dark red coloured a little rich on the palate and hoppy with some bitterness in a crisp full chocolate malt finish.


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