Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Stout
Staveley, England


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - - JAN 23, 2013
Cask in North Bar, Leeds. Pours a pitch black, small head. Aroma is great - coffee, chocolate, roasted.malts, oatmeal sweetness. Taste is fairly bitter and dry - coffee, minerals, some bramble, some roasted malts. Thinner body than I’d like, but dry and almost chalky in the finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2778) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (290) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
On tap at port street beernhouse coffee dominates the taste quoite sweet drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1339) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
Keg at the Moo Bar, Carlisle. Brownish black with a small creamy head. Nutty and herbal aroma. Clean bittersweet taste with a shortish finish, carrying notes of coffee and vanilla. Uncomplicated but very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1598) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell on 22nd February 2015. Black with pale tan head and partial lacing. Roasty aroma with intense coffee and bitter chocolate. Roast coffee, bitter chocolate and smoky touch in-mouth. Rich roasty finish, increasingly bitter. Full-bodied with engaging texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours black, chocolate coffee nose, taste is chocolate and coffee with caramel, smooth dry toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (614) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Cask at The Hail to the Ale Micropub in Wolverhampton. Excellent stuff ! Deep dark brown stout with a nice tan head that stays the duration (which wasn’t long!). Sweet chocolate, Cocoa and roasted malts aroma and taste, very good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3747) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Cask @ The State Bar. Almost black, reasonable head. Grassy coffee aroma. Leafy coffee flavour. Bitter sweet spicy aftertaste Average stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3560) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Camperdown Place, Glasgow - opaque dark brown, thin tan off-white head, roasted malty aroma, minimal lacing, coffee, chocolate flavour, sweet, coffee, malty flavour, good carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (389) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Cask @ camperdown place glasgow pours a black colour with thick white head taste is dry bitter with coffee and mocha tones and a long dry finish aroma dark chocolate and rich grain nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gad905 (199) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Keg at BD ShepBush. Pours black with moderate beige head that stays, some lacing. Aroma of roast malt, coffee, some hops, cocoa. Sweetish dark chocolate then dry roast, ash, hop bitterness. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, softish carb, long dry bitter finish. Strong, really drinkable and satisfying.

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