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Brewed by Ramsgate
Style: Stout
Broadstairs, England

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Cask; Status uncertain. Also bottle conditioned.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, - NOV 25, 2012
On cask in the Wildeman. Poured deep black with very little head. Aroma of very dark chocolate and some roast malt. Quite weak bodied, but the flavour of chocolate, coffee and roast malt with a hint of liquorice more than compensate.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (2370) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from harrisoni, big thanks for this wonderful beer Ian. Black beer with puddles of an head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, sweet cocoa, dark treacle and dark fruits. Taste is dark fruits, treacle, some chocolate and smoke. A little oil on the palate. Excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3246) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail
hazy Dark brown black with fluffy tan head collapsing to lacing. Fruity, briney, slightly lactic and smoky. Medium bodied, dry, savoury, slightly metallic. Some creamy notes.Finishes fairly brief and dry. Decent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3274) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2014
On bottle from Beermerchant a while back. Pitch black color, massive offwhite foam ( and it had been standing still for weeks)- high carbonation. Aromas of coffee, leather, licorice and malt- lighter dried fruits; medium aroma intensity. Good bitterness and balance. Very enjoyable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
7/IX/14 - 33cl bottle from 5de Gents Bierfestival @ home - BB: 12/VI/14, bottled: 12/VI/13 (2014-971)

Clear dark brown to black beer, huge creamy beige head, very stable, adhesive. Aroma: fruity, hops, bit soapy, sweet, some caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, some caramel, roasted, mocha, sweet touch, but also fruity bitter hops, citrus, bit floral. Aftertaste: mocha, coffee, hops, citrus, little sour, bit grassy, could pass as a Black IPA, I think, though the kind of BIPA that leans more towards stout than towards IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1970) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle pour@10e Arch’en Bières 08/2014. Pours a thinner opaque dark brown, well-carbed head. Tangy nose composed of roast going into charred wood and some mineral brine. Lighter mouthfeel than expected, making the mineral and char notes dominate over cocoa powder and coffee grounds, which enter in the aftertaste. Overall well-composed, light, enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poech73 (217) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle @10th Archenbières Festival. Stout doux malté et houblonné avec finesse.
Avec un nez peu avenant, je m’attendais à du lourd: fortes senteurs torréfiées de café fraîchement moulu, sirop de malt quelques effluves lactées, de la levure, pas d’amertume. En bouche, c’est la surprise : aucune lourdeur. C’est en fait une dégustation en deux temps: d’abord, je reçois à l’avant les saveurs torréfiées, le caramel avec une belle rondeur mais plutôt timorrées; ce n’est qu’en retrait que je goût des arômes de café à la réglisse accompagné de cette levure épicée sur des notes poivrées. La finale est finement amère, à la fois minérales et herbacées sur une longueur moyenne. En retro, le goût de café revient avec des saveurs de pain d’épice. Bien balancée, même si elle manque de virilité à mon goût. A siroper au coin du feu lors de longues soirées d’hiver!

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
deebr (5) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Aroma is dark and malty, flavours of dark roast coffee and malt. Absolutely lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5101) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2014
RBESG grand tasting
Dark brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate and fruit. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate some sourness
Decent

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8972) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. Very dark brown to black color, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, a hint of sour, old malts, slightly earthy, some roast as well. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (3619) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014
Gents bierfestival Nr 5 Pours black, good grey head . Smell is a it bitter , some grains . not really salty in the scent , yet very special . Taste is salty, bitter , very elegant yet intense . OK , not a big fan of oysterstouts .


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