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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Stout
Millom, England

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


BenH's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3068) - Edinburgh, - APR 10, 2012
From bottle. Pours black with big brown head. Slightly fruity sherbet aroma, some chocolate. Taste is quite roastly, little chocolate and coffee, some fruitiness. Fizzy with a slightly bitter finish. Not bad, might be better out a cask


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (280) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ForlornHope (202) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11465) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mateuszk (1021) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (281) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (3844) - 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)

3
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (4803) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Benzai (10410) - 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..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (1921) - 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.


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