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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg, also available bottled. Launched in July 2010.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2391) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle@cherry reds, birmingham. Black beer with small head and patchy lacing. Aroma of coffee and roast malts. Taste is coffee, roast malts and charcoal. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4988) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle at Cherry Reds, Birmingham. Poured a clear mahogany witn a thin broken white head. The aroma is roasty caramel malt. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light roast light smoke light liqourice bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Bottled. Black coloured. Small light beige/brown head. ARoma. Roast, liqourice, cocoa, chocolate. Flavour. Roast, liqourice, light brown sugar, chcolate. Vague coffee. Medium bodied. Ends roasted bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (537) - 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 (4150) - 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 (235) - 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 (21533) - 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 (29850) - 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 (2386) - 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 (6305) - 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.


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