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Style: Stout
Harleston, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A traditional black stout made with Maris Otter and roasted malts. Smooth and smoky with burnt toast dryness and a hint of coffee.


viktorvee's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - FEB 3, 2014
Classic roasty, sweet, minerally profile, good stout. Quite syrupy, some chalky character, very nice.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11375) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Cask conditioned at The Murderers / Gardners, Norwich. Black with tan head. Quite a fruity beer for a stout, blackcurrant notes, reasonably dry, slightly thin on the palate, would have expected more depth, but reasonable enough.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (2102) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. Pours mahogany, almost black with a frothy tan head that fades to a thin covering. Nice chocolate aroma. The taste is fairly sharp and fruity to begin with before burnt toast and a little chocolate come in on the finish. Quite thin and highly carbonated for a stout. Still a fairly tasty beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Gryphon, Bristol 5/9/2014. Near black, with a thin, creamy, beige, head. Ashy, roasted, malts, some milk chocolate sweetness and a toasty finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kdoc (14) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Draft. Thick black colour, thin head. Smells of dark chocolate. Light roasted flavours. Little thin for my tastes but quite enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (2588) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle from Ringstead Village Stores, Norfolk. Darkest brown. Tan halo of head. Aroma of licorice, dark fruit. Some coffee. Taste is roast dryness. Light bitterness. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Thin finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (5968) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2013
Cask. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Roasty aroma with coffee, cocoa, chocolate. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, wood, bitter hops. Drinkable stout.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1425) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
Tap at Pig’s Ear 2012. Black in colour. Malty aroma, hint of booze lurking in there. Taste is also malty as one might expect, although I found something fruity rather than pure stout roasty flavours. Palate a little thin and finish brief.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (17258) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2012
bottle at home ... deep black ... thinest lacing ... soft coffee roast ...light charcoal nose ... over fizzy ... dark malts ... little rought ... dry roast ... soft chocolate ... ok

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13944) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle at the CBC Tune-Up Tasting, London. Thanks to Paul. Pours dark brown with a fine, bubbly tan head. A bit less roasty on the nose than the porter, but it has more chocolate in the flavor. Some peat and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Mild roasty finish with some tobacco, earth and chocolate. Well-made stout.


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