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Style: Stout
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular (originally a Winter seasonal). Alos available bottle conditioned.
A rich full flavoured stout made with a wide range of malts, which fully demonstrate the brewer’s art.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2007
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle. Black with a tan head. Coffee and malt with some alka seltzer. A proper stout with some brown sugar notes. Fairly run of the mill but very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rauchbier (3587) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2007
Bottle. Jet black, quickly dropping coffee brown head and moderate condition. Excellent sweet coffee, chocolate, roast barley and slight smokiness in the nose, oily liquorice in the mouth with a muted roasted dryness and a gentle coffee bitterness tempered by a slightly fruity note, lingering liquorice and coffee sweetness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2006
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Nice enough. Coffee (gentle), smooth malty roast. Friendly sugar also. Quite sweet, sinkable. BHlack, no head. Thin, sweaty mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 15/01/2004 Dark coloured and slightly fruity. Some roast malt in a bitter dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
Cask conditioned and on Handpump at the Derby CAMRA winter beer festival on 09/02/05. Black colour with a brown-ish head. Very burnt malty flavours. Quite powerful. Sweet sharp aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2005
Cask (handpulled) at Derby Winter Beer Festival 2005. Well roasted, slighty sweeter in the finish, burnt flavours overpowered any chocolate complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
Cask@St Albans BF. Pretty rich chocolate and butterscotch, heavily roasty and a bit tarry, not overly bitter, but very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2004
My first beer from this brewery, which is a very small scale affair based in the brewer’s garden shed. Black colour. Slightly vinous, woody aroma, with smoky cigar box notes and some fruity licorice. Bitter chocolate and burnt malt flavours on the palate. Not the most powerful stout, but quite pleasant. Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans Beer Festival 2004. Incidentally, the festival programme showed this as 5% ABV. I don’t know whether that was a misprint or the ABV has been upped.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2004
Gravity, at the St. Albans Beer Festival, 2004
Dark black body with scummy brown head. Big, smoked, burnt aroma. Coffee, cigar box loveliness. The beer falls down a bit then, the flavour is quite thin and the palate is short and unrewarding.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - St Albans Beer Festival. Licquorice and roasted malt in the aroma of this totally black stout. There is full bodied chocolate and licquorice in the taste. Tasty and moreish.Score 3.9
Subsequent ratings scored 3.9, 3.9, 4.0, 3.6, 3.8, 2.9 and 3.6. Average becomes 3.7


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