Brewed by High Weald
Style: Stout
East Grinstead, England


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask & bottle; Regular.

A traditional English Oatmeal Stout. Great with meat and cheeses or enjoyed on it’s own.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (20694) - Edinburgh, - MAY 11, 2013
cask at some london festival in a very nice building ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... soft roast malt nose ... dark fruits ... soft toffee ... light licorice ... little blackcurrant ... soft fruits ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12909) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Cask conditioned at The Egremont Hotel, Worthing, W.Sussex. Black with cream head. This is initially quite sweet but with a smoky, maltiness on the side. Later develops a fruitiness. It’s fine.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (5742) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Dark brown or black, red hue, small foamy tan head. Aroma is light, touch of yeasty smoke. Body is medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is thin, dirty and earthy, light roast, no real bitterness. I found this a bit insipid and watery. Plain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (17295) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 2. Black beer with almost no head. Roasted chocolate aroma, licorice, cocoa, solvent notes. Fruity roasted flavor, grassy hops, vinous, licorice some bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sound67 (604) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2015
[cask, at the Great British Beer Festival 2015] - High Weald Brewery Charcoal Burner, 4.3%. Dark brown, slightly translucent, no head. Slightly sour coffee malts and oats on the nose. Medium body, mildly oily, next to no carbonation. Sour and lemony notes at the start, complemented by roasted malts. A certain sourness carries on towards the middle, with mild roasted notes. Rather mild charcoal finish, with the lemon lasting in the aftertaste. More a black IPA than a stout. But not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015, day 1 - London. Pours clear brown with a creamy tan head. The nose holds tangy dark malts, dark fruits, faint chocolate. Light sweet flavor with more tangy dark fruits, berries, raisins. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet on the finish, with notes of old leather and more tangy, dark fruits. So so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
11th August 2015
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Almost opaque amber - brown beer, thin pale tan head. Palate is light and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Tangy dark malts, tangy dark fruits. Mild skunk. Tangy finish. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish and slight liqourice note. Bitter, dark malty, roasted and crisp hoppy. Bitter and smooth hops fruity finish. Roasted too.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (8494) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Cask gravity at GBBF 2015 day 1. Charcoal brown coloured pour with a halo of light tan head. Aroma is solvent and vinegar, malt vinegar and nutty malts. Flavour is composed of mild nutty malts, light woodland berry tang, wood, mild infection. Palate is light and watery. Low carbonation. Pretty shoddy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2014

Cask @ EBF14 2013, 14th Egham Beer Festival, Egham United Services Club (EUSC), 111 Spring Rise, Egham, Surrey, England TW20 9PE.

Clear dark black brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coffee, strong coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted, coffee, sweet malt, malt bitter, ash notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130328]

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