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Durham Dark Secret

Durham Dark Secret
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Brewed by Durham
Style: Bitter
Durham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.
Ruby in colour, this is a big beer for its strength. Roast and coloured malts give coffee flavours. Full and characterful with malt depth and coffee notes.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
From cask at Three Judges. Pours clear and golden deep hazzlenut brown. Holds a white head. Roasted malty and slight spiced aroma. Breadish, sweet, roasted and slight spiced flavoured. Holds a smooth malty finish yet also with a nice hops bite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2008
Cask in Glasgow. Amber colour with low head. Black malt backbone in aroma. Rounded mouthfeel. Weird black malt domination. No bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2176) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2008
Om tap. Amber color with a small, off-white head. Malty and som fruity notes. Malt, hops and bitterness. medium body with a well balanced finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10662) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2007
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’07. Brown with white head. Rich and fruity mild, smooth with a sweetish body, a touch nutty with a slight coffee note and roasted chocolate malt. Some bitterness on the close, pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2006
Aroma is almost not not there. TASTE IS CHOCOLATE, TOFFEE, THOUGH REFRESHING ALMOST LIKE A POTER WITH WATER IN SO YOU CAN TASTE THE FLAVOURS SEPERATLY, BIG DRY FINISH WHICH DOESNT SUIT IT.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2006 [Cask at The Three Judges] Caramel and pecan nuts in the nose, toasted, some chocolate, background hops. Some fruit on the palate. sweet, touch of dryness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
Cask (gravity) at the Burton summer CAMRA festival 2005. Shiny brown body, good liquid malt notes, some hedge fruits in there, just a little worn wood round the edges.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Liverpool 19/02/2003 Copper mid brown colour and malty. Slightly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 29, 2006
Durham does it again, I don’t know why they have so much beers around, but the house’s signature is in almost all of them. And this was not really dark, was a little more really like orange colour alike.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2005
Cask, Burton Fest 05. Copper brown in colour. Aromas are malty with smooth chocolate. Flavours are also malty with additional fruitiness. Chocolate is present. Has grapefruit bitterness on the finish, fairly dry aftertaste. Smooth and easy to drink.


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