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Hawkshead Dry Stone Stout

Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Stout
Staveley, England


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

A dry oatmeal stout, named after that enduring feature of the Lake District landscape, the dry stone wall and the skilled craftsmen who build them. Aromas of chocolate and coffee, complex rich deep flavours from a blend of 7 malts, moderate bitterness and a long dry finish make Dry Stone Stout a satisfying and warming black beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pudding (218) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
500ml, bottle-conditioned. Pours black, with thick tan head. Aroma coffee, dark malt. Taste: same, reasonable bitterness. Palate: sweetness at first, then dry finish. Overall: pleasant, gently-flavoured stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2015
Keg at Man in The Moon, Stockholm. Near black, rich head. Tarry licorice aroma. Dry with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Pine and asphalt, some chocolate. . Resiny and edgy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Aroma: toasted malts, milk chocolate, caramel. Appearance: black, hardly any head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: caramel and chocolate, creamy texture, light sweets continue. Overall: very nice, light, refined and well-balanced. Pint at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (15821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
Cask at Tavern Express, Brentford. Black beer with a small beige/brownish head. Malty roasted aroma, caramel, chocolate, burnt notes, some hops. Roasted chocolate and licorice flavor, raisins, vinous notes, caramel, some cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (7240) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Cask at the brewery. Opaque black / dark brown coloured pour with a steadfast mid tan coloured head. Aroma is woody roasted black malt, black coffee and cream. Flavour is composed of woody, charred woody, milky coffee. Little coconut. Dry finish. Bug nice flavoursome dry stout. Really xolid. Palate is medium bodied. Smooth, semi dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2015
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and breadish. Bitter, dry roasted and dark malty. Roasted and dark malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3605) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Cask at the Express, OK that is dry! Black, with a little cocoa on the nose, a dry and lightly spicy body, faint hints of red fruit and milk chocolate, a little burnt cocoa, and then a firmly dry-bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (13831) - DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Tap. Clear very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, medium sweet, hop, little liquroice and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1780) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
500ml bottle from Booths Windermere - Deep brown body with a finger of dense tan head and good lacing. Nose of roasted malt and coffee with a hint of toffee. Taste is roasty with a bit of sweetness and some coffee and cocoa flavours. Decent enough stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (3647) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
Draught. Opaque black liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of coffee, toast, roasted malt, light ash, licorice and grassy hops. Taste is dry and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee, roasted malt and ash. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent.

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