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Great Orme Welsh Black

Brewed by Great Orme
Style: Mild Ale
Colwyn Bay, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Rich, dark and full of malt flavours, this black bitter owes its characteristics to the large amount of chocolate malt giving it a velvety smooth rich coffee finish. No aroma hops are added to this beer, instead seven types of grain are used to develop the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1571) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
1/3 pint at GBBF. Very dark brown (black) with a few brown bubbles. aroma is licorice, chocolate, coffee and dark malts. decent texture. smooth. coffee and chocolate. burnt toast. nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Black with a small head.Creamy malty flavour with a medium body. Well bottled and pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7203) - ITALY - AUG 22, 2015
on tap scura naso caffe leggere astringenze nocciola poco corpo amro mediio

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Gravity at GBBF 2015. Reminds me of primary school trips running up the Great Orme! Very dark almost black, off white foam. Smells great, lots of coffee and chocolate. Taste doesn’t quite follow through, sweetish dark malts, some coffee and chocolate, but still pleasant. Chewy. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Gravity at Ludlow Spring Festival. Pours black brown with a tan head. Some coffee, touch of caramel. Good stuff, a proper Welsh black bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2648) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 12, 2015
Cask @ The Picture House JDW, Colwyn Bay [290115]
Black, ruby light through at bottom of glass, dense beige head
Aroma of soft dark malts, soft roast, dab of dark toffee
Taste as aroma, mellow roast, no burnt notes, soft dark malts
Palate - Medium light body, soft sweet. Finish of soft bit sweet dark malts
Overall - Comes across as a mild. OK light drinking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2723) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Part of my 2013 backlog. Colour is almost black with a thin off white head. The aroma has toasted malt and coffee. the flavour has roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and a caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2856) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2014
Cask @Cwellyn Arms, Snowdonia, Wales. 14-08-2014.
Pours clear amber, little off white head. Resins, amlty aromas. Malty taste, some fruity and liquorice. Smooth and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
500ml bottle from Wyevale Llansamlet, 4.0%, BB 2016. Pretty much pitch black with a small scummy beige head. Aroma is treacle, touch of gravy, slightly floral. Body is medium to light, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is treacle, soft malty sweetness, a little raspberry bubblegum, no real bitterness. A decent easy-drinker, nothing off-putting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (869) - SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Near-black, red-tinged beer with a strong, smoky chocolate aroma and not much head. Flavour is milder than you’d think from the smell, with an initial fruit tanginess settling down into light, malty chocolate. Leaves a pleasant smoky aftertaste and a sort of airy chocolatey-ness.

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