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Hardknott Dark Energy

Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Stout
Millom, England


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Cask; Status uncertain. Also available bottle conditioned.
Dark, fruity, bitter, spicy.Galena and Willamette hops and a grist mix as complicated as an astrophysicist’s equation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (2700) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle. Brown body with a thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, plum and dumpling. Flavour of peppercorns, chocolate limes, cherry, green pepper and Blackjacks. Thin body with a creamy texture. Soft fizz. A cracking beer - complex beyond its ABV. Hardknott are an incredibly underrated brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2539) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle from Open All Hours in Keswick. Pours deep mahogany with a good frothy cream head. Light cocoa aroma. The taste is moderately spicy at first before bitter dark chocolate and black fruits. Some liquorice too. The body is pretty light with quite high carbonation. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (359) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep black with light brown, densed, medium to big head. Nice black fruits aroma - just like cherries in chocolate. Taste is fruity, slightly sour with dark chocolate accents. If you like dark fruita and chocolate go for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ForlornHope (287) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
33 CL bottle conditioned at home. Pours black in colour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, raisins and peppery hop. Taste is slightly sweet to start, then bitter and dry. Flavours of chocolate, dark fruits and a slightly sour, lactic edge which is interesting, even if unintentional? The finish is slightly thin. Overall an interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12170) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Bottled conditioned, 330ml from Tebay Services, Orton, Cumbria. Black with tan head. Deep, fruity, liquorice malty notes from the start with this, some bitter chocolate notes then an overlay of citric hops. Mouth coating fullness to the beer and a herby note. Really pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mateuszk (1391) - Poznañ, POLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Dark brown in colour, beige head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, toasted malts, caramel. In taste sweet, with caramel and licorice. Medium bodied, smooth, a bit watery in the finish. Decent by I expected more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (323) - Soria, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2015
Presenta negro intenso con excesiva cabeza de espuma que dificulta servirla en la copa, buena retención; en nariz aromas a malta tostada, café, ligero licor y humo; en boca entrada media con amargor equilibrado, notas a madera quemada, pos gusto seco y astringente, cuerpo y carbónico medios en una stout que no es equilibrada y acaba resultando plana, sin matices reseñables.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Clear cola brown colour, white head. Sweet aroma, caramel, brown sugar. Sweet flavour, somewhat sour. Finish brown sugar, caramel, light bitter.
(from 33cL bottle @ Roel’s Bonzai tasting, Oirschot)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle @benzai. Brown color with no head. Smells bit weird and tastes malty, sweet, roasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5275) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle @ Benzai. Brown colour with a small off-white head. Smells groenafval, rotten vegetables. Tastes malts, Haagse hopjes. Medium body, medium carbo.

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