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Brewed by Freedom (formerly Brothers)
Style: Stout
Rugeley, England

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg, also available bottled. Launched in July 2010.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (416) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle - pours deep red with a fluffy light brown head which soon fades to a ring. aroma of roasted malt and coffee with some hints of soy sauce and cocoa. Taste is, similarly, roasted malt and coffee with a little sweetness and smokiness. Medium body, high carbonation. Pretty much what you’d expect from a stout - nothing exceptional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3772) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle, 330ml from a new place in between the Market Porter and Wheatsheaf next to Borough Market on 11th Sep 2014, sat outside with a barrow for our table. Black colour, or very close to black, small tanned brown head. The aroma was semi-sweet malty, caramel, light toast and chocolate biscuit hints. Flavour is fruity with those same malt feel as the smell. I thought the body a little thin for a ’good Stout’ although every thing else seemed fine.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CacheManyHose (179) - HONG KONG - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Smells sour/acidic - more soy sauce than raisin - along with crisp malt and some musty grassiness. Tastes of dark malt but sweet and not too roasted, more bitterness than in the aroma, bit of soy sauce and smoke/ash. Body is medium and slick with fine carbonation. Taste is a little on the thin side and doesn't last long - more like a bitter Belgian dark ale or a spicy German dunkel than a porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel and chocolate with notes of bread. Sweet finish.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of caramel and roasted malt. The flavor is skunky with notes of bread and roasted malt, leading to a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2095) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle at Yespr’s - black pour with white head. Roasted malts, nutty, chocolate, toffee, caramel, roasted finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5873) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ yespr. Black with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt, bread and some fruity notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
33 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is hard roasted dark malty. Dark malty, breadish, light sweetness. Dry and roasted. Bitter and vague herbal into the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5296) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours clear dark ruby with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma of weak bready malts. Taste is moderate sweet, with earthy notes, dark berries. High carbonated, weak body. Dry and light sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle. Thanks bigbro. Pours deep black with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is heavy roasted, liqourice, dark chocolate. Low carbonation, light dry and fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour has roasted malts, mild salty liqourice, light oats, some cocoa. Fairly short finish.


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