Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Stout
Staveley, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.

FaithHealer1's rating

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12633) - 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 (1661) - 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 (2820) - 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 (323) - 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 (1387) - 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 (1614) - 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 (6476) - 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 (647) - 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 (3781) - 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 (3634) - 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

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