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Freeminer Deep Shaft Stout

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Formerly brewed at Freeminer
Style: Stout
Cinderford, England

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Autumn and Winter. Also available bottle conditioned.
Packed solid with malt, hops, and oats. Possibly the darkest stout of all time, a single varietal beer, made only with Fuggles hops, packed with bitterness, and brimming with aroma hopping, a deep and complex beer, worth taking some time over, and exploring the Hampton Court like maze of complex flavours. Initially, the dry, biscuit flavour of roast barley attacks the palate, soon to be replaced by the soothing Fuggles balm of rich smokiness, and then layer upon layer of malted oats, rich dark malts, and an unidentifiable eutectic finish of pure stout character.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Extremely dark black (one of the darkest stouts I’ve sampled). Huge, huge, huge head - very dark tan in color. Big and full nose: bakers chocolate, roasted coffee and cocoa powder. Flavors are not over-the-top, but substantial: roasted/bittersweet coffee, tangy yeast and slightly drying hops. Delicous and fairly complex.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Wetherspoons Victoria 2 Nov 12. JDW festivaløl. Svart. Lavt mokkafarget skum som fester seg litt til glasset. God sjokolade/lakrisaroma. Smaken er røkt lær med litt sjokolade.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
One-third pint glass served on a sample tray from cask at JDWs Victoria Station. Devil black body, good lacing down the glass. Fine aroma of dark fruits. Roasted dark malts in the flavour profile strengthen by blackcurrants. Dark bitter ending. Medium bodied. Enjoying stuff (London, 02.11.2012).

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresthepath (1521) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
[Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading] Black with a moderate tan head and a light fizz. A big fruity berry flavour up front is followed by lots of coffee, then some ash and charcoal that is (unlike some stouts) not too overpowering. In fact there’s a lovely balance between the upfront sweetness and the bitterness from the heavily roasted malts. But the big winner here is the mouthfeel - rich and velvety smoothm and oh so easy to drink. For a beer of this strength it’s pretty dangerous how quickly it goes down - and how much you want another one straight away afterwards. A truly wonderful stout, marvellous stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1324) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 (cask @ Golden Lion . Rochester) Pretty much the perfect low boozed stout ...6.2 is ’light’ stout for me ; shitloads and craploads of smooth rich flavour . Bitter roast dryness in there ...toffee. rich roast-bitter roast sandwitch . Dark chocolate. Some hazelnuts , i reckon. I could drink this every day, very sick stuff.!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7934) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
Cask, Highcross, Leicester. Black with a beige head. Aromas are coffee and dark chocolate with winter berries and creamy oak. Boozy with burnt toast and nice smokiness. Flavours are roast coffee and bittersweet dark chocolate with vinous, plummy fruitiness. Xmas pudding with good smoke and some floral notes. Bitter, roasted and fruity to finish. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2712) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2012
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - black with a bubbly tan head, sweet malty aroma, roasted malt, chocolate, bit smokey, very sweet for a stout

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stravale (2038) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 6, 2012
Cask @ JDW Becketts Bank, Leeds 1/11/12
Black, thin tan head, some lacing
Aroma of deep soft roasted malts, chocolate malts, sweet rich dark mellow malts
Taste - mellow dark rich malts, soft rich roast, chocolately, smooth, touch of toffee, slight dark fruity malts underneath, really well balanced, alcohol well hidden, great flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body, oily, smooth texture. Finish as main flavour. really smooth nice mellow soft chocolate malts
Overall - Superb stout - great to see such a good beer on at the JDW festival. I was pleasantly surprised by this - a fantastic UK brewed stout

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (744) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Cask at JDW. Jet black with a relentless brown head that clings on forever. Forceful roast and dark chocolate aroma. Huge roasted malt taste with a dominant coffee and liquorice character. Thick and chewy mouthfeel; not to the extent of most imperials but not far off. Having said that, I’ve had much bigger stouts that didn’t pack in such depth of flavour. This is probably as good a cask stout as you’ll find in the UK.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (6180) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
Cask at Willow Walk, London. It pours jet black, with a medium tan head. The nose is coffee, roasted malt, toast, toasted sesame seed and light smoke. The taste is rich roasted malt, light charcoal, coffee grinds, light acidity, toast, ash, touch of dark fruit, dark chocolate, burnt toffee and toasted sesame seed, with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Rich, robust and full flavoured. Not particularly complex, but massively drinkable. A truly great stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2012
cask at SOrder ... deep black ... thin tan head ...soft lovely deep chocolate nose ...soft dark chocolate ... light bitter roast ... light charcoal .. big roast malts


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