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Hardknott Dark Energy

Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Stout
Millom, England


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11374) - 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 (741) - Poznań, 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 (263) - 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 (3711) - 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 (1731) - 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 (4762) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Benzai (9995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Dark brown color with a dark red glare coming through, average sized off-white to beige head. Aroma is a bit weird, liquorice and sweetish. Tastes sour, lightly malts, a light touch of herbs or spices. Average body and carbonation. Not good, was this intended? Don’t think so..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (1888) - Alabama, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle, BBE 01/16. Pours a dark auburn brown, almost black with a fairly small, off-white, slightly brownish head. Aroma is caramel malt, malt bread, dark syrup, dark fruit, prune. Taste is dark maltiness, dark fruits, lightly vinous, somewhat berry, light sour, gooseberry, spiciness. Surprisingly complex for a beer so light on the alcohol. Rather light with fairly high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1324) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
330ml bottle. pours a dark black with a thin texture. aroma is burnt toast, charcoal and coffee. quite a dry, bitter burnt taste. ash. nice and simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (12395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, malt, caramel. Flavour is sourness, hop, nuts, caramel, roasted malt, coffeee. Medium body. Ordinary beer. KRS 080814.

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