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Goachers Best Dark Ale

Brewed by Goachers
Style: Bitter
Maidstone, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Regular

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Cask at the "Southern Ale Adventure" Beer Festival at the Prince of Wales, Farnborough. Interesting to see that this hasn’t been rated for a while, so presumably it’s making a comeback - to me, this is everything an English bitter should be. It’s a bright chestnut colour with a loose cream head; the taste is a spectacular combination of Kentish hops and treacle toffee; leading to a dry finish. A really satisfying pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
14th July 2011
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Hazy darkish brown beer. Suddy white head. Light semi dry palate. Fresh malts - mild chocolate and a little coffee. Nicely balanced by mild dark orangey hop. Semi dry finish. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2011
Cask, Kings Head, Kingsdown, Kent. Dark reddish brown looks with a slight beige head. Fairly subdued sweet malt aroma. Largely unremarkable malt driven flavour. A little thin and watery with some hop bitterness towards the finish. Drinkable, but not especially worth lingering over.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4445) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2010
Cask @ 11th Ayrshire Real Ale Festival. Mahogany brown colour, white bubbles. Aroma is caramel malts, bit of fruits. Flavour is caramel malts, licorice, slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Bit of roastiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13233) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Kent Beer Fest, Canterbury. Copper colour with white head. Slightly honeyed toffee tasting beer with a rich malt and quite sweetish. Honey nut loops in the finish, quite unexpected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2009
Cask at Cloisters ...On tour with Fin ... Deep copper ... thin white head ... sweet malt nose ... nice soft fruity and toffee malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2008
Cask, gravity, at Wellington Arms, Bedford, in the Welly Winter Festival of Ale. Dark amber- brown. Hairy malt aroma. Sweet malty taste, nicely balanced with a mid bitter finish. Good one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1288) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2008
Handpulled cask at the Black Lion in Lynsted, Kent. Reddy brown with an off-white head. Gentle toffee base with subtle hpooy finnish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2008
Cask@Peterborough Beer Festival, 2008. Dark brown beer with a toffee and hopped aroma. The flavour is hopped and toffee. Overall a nice toffee and hopped beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2008
Cask in Blackfriars. Intresting beer this, one would assume it to be a stout, but when i pulled it through it was infact a dark bitter, and noteably bitter at that. The use of dark or perhaps chocolate malt is intresting adds something unusual to what would otherwise be a average bitter. Intreaging.

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