Brewed by Fox (Norfolk)
Style: Stout
Heacham, England


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Status Uncertain - also available bottle conditioned.
INGREDIENTS: Maris Otter pale malt/crystal malt/torrefied wheat/crushed wheat/roasted barley/Fuggle hops.
TASTING NOTES: A dark ruby beer with a mellow, creamy, coffee aroma, plus a hint of blackberry. The taste is creamy, mellow, coffeeish, bittersweet and easy-drinking, with blackberry fruit emerging. Drying, bittersweet, creamy, roasted malt finish.

thewolf's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (12131) - Kolding, - AUG 25, 2008
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg, 2008.
[thank you, fonefan/Brugsmansia]
Pours muddy, pale brown with a small, frothy off-white film head. Aroma has light chocolate, some roastiness, a little yeast. Low carbonation, okay mouthfeel. Flavour starts of fruity, fine roastiness and a long, dry, astringent finish. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jonas (6858) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2014
Dark ebony, big brown head. Coffee, salty aroma. Thin coffee with sea-weed. Slight vegetable. Flat papery finish, light bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2012
Cask (gravity) - Norwich Beer Festival, 2012. Poured with a near opaque dark brown body and a bubbly off-white to beige head. Tangy fruit and berry aromas. More of the same on the tongue with yeast and red great tannin-esque qualities. Light to medium body, soft palate texture with a short and soft intensity bitter/tangy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13370) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2011
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham, Gloucs. Black with tan head. Quite a bit of natural fizz on opening which gives the beer a bit of an over carbonated taste initially, but once settled down the other flavours spring forward. there is a thinnish coffee note with good dark roasted black malt with a hint of sweetness. Some fruitiness adds to a good mix, a pleasant stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25453) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2010
Bottled. Very dark brown colour, mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some smoked wet wood as well as some mild dark fruits as well. Flavour is roasted malts, mild nuttyness, some old coffee and chocolate as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle. Black beer with a lightly roasted, bitter and mildly coffee aroma. The flavour is mildly roasted and coffee. Overall a nice mildly flavoured stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (12921) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
Black with a small but lasting light brown head. Aroma of cohocolate, roast malt and a little fruit. Flavour is sweet and fruity with just a little roast note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2008
Bottle at home ... black with huge light foam tan head, that persisist quite well... overfizzy well over fizzy [destroys a good beer] ...roast malt nose ...rich malts ... lots of choclate ... a little coffee ... light charcoal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2008
Bottle 50cl. @ TFODRBSG 2008, Ulfborg, Denmark
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, nutty, coffee notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (230808)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a clear black with a reddish hue and a beige head. Burned malty aroma and a somewhat vinous, port-like edge. Medium body with good burned malts and dried fruit accents. Lightly bitter finish. A pleasant one. 230808

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16518) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle. A dark, dark brown beer with a nice tan head. Looking really good in the glass. Bonfire-sour, burnt aroma with charcoal and some coffee. Nice, but too burnt for my likings. The flavor folllows the same path, with bonfire sourness, charcoal, burnt malt, some coffee and a coffee-like bitterness. Long, burnt finish. Dry and full-bodied. A quite nice burnt beer, but I would like some hops playing a part too. (080823)

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