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Elmtree Dark Horse Stout

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Brewed by Elmtree
Style: Stout
Norwich, England

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Rich coffee and classic hops dominate the nose. Dark ripe fruit in the mouth and a velvet smoothness compliment the strength in the body.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle at Leighton’s Aug 11 tasting. It pours darkest brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is caramel, liquorice, treacle and dark chocolate. The taste is dark chocolate, salted liquorice, pepper, roasted malt, cardboard, caramel, toast and some decent bitterness, with a dry finish. Light body and low carbonation. Very drinkable stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle at a tasting. Pours amber brown with a creamy, tan head. Cocoa, mild roast aroma, some burnt wood. Light sweet flavor, semi-dark roast, subtle fruits and cocoa. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Mild dry finish, some roasty malts. Slightly bland overall but very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9622) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham, Gloucs. Black with tan head. There is a deep fruity aroma leading to dark coffee, chocolate, fruity flavours in the body, just a hint of thinness, but nothing to worry about. Lasting flavours throughout. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (1877) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle drank at home. Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Caramel, coffee, chocolate and a little butterscotch aroma. Creamy caramel flavour with hints of coffee. Quite dry. Not too bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1715) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2010
Cask - The Brewery Tap, Wroxham. Poured with a light brown, short-lived fine & loose head atop a dark brown body. Smokey and roasty initial aromas with some pruney notes in the back. Raisin notes linger on the tongue after some toasty, nutty malts and some delicate tartness. Soft on the palate, medium in body.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
(on bottle) Dak, flat and black with white head. Spicy/smoky/meaty aroma. Waterish and also real bitter taste, hard burned malts, yet a waterish finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Victoria Leisure Centre, Nottingham Beer Festival 18/10/2007 Roast aroma. Small white head. Dark coloured slightly rich on the palate and fruity with a crisp and bitter burnt roast finish. 2. From the Bottle at Chris O’s, GBBF Week 09/08/2008 Fruit and roast aromas. Dark coloured and smooth on the palate with some alcohol present. Crisp and bitter burnt roast finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2009
Bottle conditioned, from a stall at Lincolnshire Show. Jet black, fluffy but quickly diminishing beige head and gentle condition. Solid roast coffee and liquorice aromas with a hint of pepperiness and slight buttery sweetness, sweet coffee notes initialy in the mouth before becoming fruity and slightly tart, but in a pleasant way, some hints of chocolate and liquorice coming through as it warms. Finish is long and slightly sweet with a little coffee bitterness lingering and a touch of powdery smokiness at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2009
Bottle, to take the taste of the last beer away. Glossy pitch and tan looks with a plump yellowy collar. Creamy, slick and lace-dappled. Same mouldering woodland notes in the aroma as the Nightlight Mild, but backed up with burnt toast, chocolate coated raisin and coffee-dipped cinder toffee. Nice. Mouth builds on that promise with roasted barley, lactic softness and roasted barley... just half expect to find some decaying insect matter floating about in it. Nothing wrong with that. Black nectar on top of a Nigerian ‘Guinness’, and a solid smoky dry stout with blackberry, coffee, cocoa, liquorice and dried fruit touches.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1445) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2008
[500ml bottle from The Little Beer Shop, Blofield, Norfolk] Pours a clear brown-black. No head, although the very slight carbonation left a surprising amount of lacing down the side of the glass. Smells slightly fruity - almost more like a bitter than a stout. However, primary taste has plenty of coffee and smoke. There are some liquorice and plums in the background too. Lovers of strong stouts might find the consistency a tad watery, but for me this simply made it more drinkable - this is a stout for when you are thirsty, rather than for merely sipping. In fact, you could easily knock back two or three pints of it; this factor, combined with a relatively low bitterness, had me thinking of a mild rather than a stout - which was probably why I rather enjoyed it! I also slopped a little into the stroganoff sauce I was making at the time, and it worked really very well indeed!


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