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Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England

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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A rich dark stout with a strong roasted malt flavour and a long, smooth malty aftertaste.
Ingredients: Optic pale malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, wheat crystal malt. Challenger and Goldings hops.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5009) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
500 ml bottle conditioned, from Alcampo Gran Canaria. ABV is 4.5%. Overcarbonated bottle, gusher. Very dark brown colour, nearly black. Huge beige head. Roasty aroma, notes of coffee and dark chocolate, a hint of liquorice. Fizzy mouthfeel. Dry flavour of cold coffee, and not much more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Cask at the Kingston Arms, Cambridge on 22 November 2013. Poured a very dark brown, near black, with a dense off white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast malt and light grassy hop. Strong coffee flavours initially with notes of lactose and light peat. Nice full mouth feel. Finish was burnt malt, vanilla and some dark fruit. Good cask stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10841) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 201213

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ken1 (877) - DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
A nice chokolate aroma. Flavor is roasted with notes of coffee and chokolate and a nice bitterness. Color is very dark brown with a white head.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (1898) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2013
Cask @The Doric Arch, Euston, London. Roasty, coffee aromas. Pours blackwith almost no head. Light body,soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite dry, roasty, coffee, some dark chocolate,some fruity notes.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spacecube (804) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
500ml bottle, pours dark, large tan head, seems lively for a stout, nice chocolate and roast malt character, not much hop flavour comes through but the bitterness is there. Tastes good, but a bit stodgy and overcarbed. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfuen03 (320) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 9, 2013
Huge rocky brown head. Aroma is full with chocolate. Medium-light body, Co2 is average to lively. Finish is smoothly bitter. Chocolate, coffee taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ArwaiyneWarr (9) - - OCT 26, 2013 does not count
Cask at Keanes Head, Nottingham. Good bitter stout. Looks and aroma are classic. Black with nice off white head. Taste is simple and clean. Bitter hops and roasted malts. Yums. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (556) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pours a dark almost black with a small quickly fading head. some light lacing. Aroma is of dark roasted malt, yeast and caramel malt, some mild notes of burnt toffee and caramel as it warms up. Taste similar to aroma with some mild espresso like bitterness from the roasted malt. A medium body with mild carbonation, smooth. Finishes with sweet roasted malt, caramel, moderately dry and some mild bitterness and light toffee caramel ending. Aroma and taste become more prevelant as it warms up. Overall a good, smooth and flavorful brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: coffee, mocha, vanilla. TASTE: coffee, chocolate.


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