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Brewed by Great Heck
Style: Bitter
Goole, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A smooth, very dark, velvety bitter made with finest Maris Otter malted barley along with copious quantities of crystal and chocolate malts. A session beer with a flavour to savour.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3761) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2016
Tried at the Queens Head, Kings Cross. I would have called this a Mild every day of the week. Dark reddish brown colour slight tan head. Aroma light coffee and roasted malt. Taste slight sweet fruity to roasted bitter. Thinnish body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2016
On cask at Monsal Head Hotel. Appearance - deep amber to red with a creamy head. Nose - toffee, nuts and sweet malt. Taste - soggy bran flakes (not in a bad way), honeycomb . Palate - Overall - this is good and Iíd say itís more of a Scottish Ale in style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Gravity, cask, Hop Beer Shop, Chelmsford, Essex, 17/3/2016. Black malt. Opaque. Beige lacing. Lovely hoppy nose. Licorice. Leather. Blackcurrants. Taste is blackcurrants, leather, black German licorice, chocolate gateau cake, tar. Superb use of dry-hopping. Soft malts. Incredibly clean. Great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Cask by gravity at Ayrshire Beer Festival, Concert Hall, Troon (1 Oct 2015), coffee aroma, blood red, brown, thin bubbly head, no lacing, coffee flavour with a dry, bitter malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2333) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Gravity cask at the Draymanís Son, Ely. Very dark brown, a bit flat-looking with no head to speak of. Coffee and charcoal aroma. Focussed and intense. Taste starts sweet but the burnt coffee bitter pervades just after the initial sip. Bodyís a bit thin and flat but itís not the end of the world. I like this but... a bitter? Are you sure?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3020) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Cask at Ealing Beer Festival 2015, Ealing, London. A dark ruby brown coloured pour with a medium off white bubbly head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate, slight sweetness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Very nice beet. Slight coffee, almost coffee like. Lovely indeed. Easy drinking and mild

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6351) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Cask at Gravity Station. A cola coloured dark brown, very little head, dotted lacing. Aroma is light ash, hints of seaside made me wonder whether the glass was dirty. Body is medium, smooth, touch of carbonation. Taste is thin malts, hint of coffee, light metallics, smoke, some astringent hop, soft bitterness. Iíd call this a mild / bitter hybrid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
On cask at Bree Louise, Euston. Dark chestnut with little head. Smoky start, dried dark fruit. Hops finish off. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4254) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Cask. North Bar, Leeds. Dark brown. Thick, dense, lasting beige head. Dried fruit and dark malt. Some chocolate malt. A little astringency. Taste is fruity dry. Some dried fruit sweetness. Smooth, creamy palate. Dry, bitter finish. Nice bitter, and in excellent nick, too.


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