Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackradioboy (161) - SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Musty smell. Black. Not much head. Thin flavour disappoints. Pretty poor really, why bother? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeebon (378) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons, pours a deep rich dark brown which is almost black with small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, slight woodsmoke, light dark fruits and a touch of chocolate. Taste is lightly sweet and medium bitter, long lasting finish. Smooth and slightly slick though thin feel in the mouth. A nice stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamaty (1751) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2015
Marrón muy oscura casi negra. Un dedo de espuma beige. Aroma a humo, algo rancio al principio. Cuerpo medio algo acuosa. Sabor muy agradable, primero ahumada, pronto suave caramelo de toffe, para acabar seca con un postgusto amargo duradero.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1519) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A deep brown to black colour with a frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate, nuts and subtle coffee. Taste of roasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee, nuts and some smokiness. Medium bodied and a smooth texture. A smooth, roasted malt finish. A nice, smooth, drinkable stout. Basic flavours but overall tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
huineman (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Pours reddish black. Immense tan head. Aroma is chocolate, smoke, blackberry, coffee. Soft, light and thin. Metallic and bitter taste. Long smoky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (359) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a red-black colour with a tight head. Aroma of rich, roasted malt and coffee. Taste is slightly sweet, then nicely dry and bitter. More dry bitterness to follow with a dusty, almost smoky feel. Plain and dry stout that is nonetheless satisfying. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (1149) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 26, 2015
Clear dark brown, minimal cappuccino head Coffee, hint of hash, burned wood, chocolate Coffee, watery, hint of licorice, wood

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrenchieK (20) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Pours ruby-black with a small frothy off-white head. Very nice aroma of light hops, roasted coffee, grain and chocolate. Flavour is predominantly roasted malt followed by some hops. Palate was a little harsh. A very good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Locale: House (Bristol). Very heady, mild burnt overtones.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
500ml bottle. pours black with thin head. aroma is weak coffee and bitterness, some wet cardboard and weak malts. quite watery consistency but nice taste nonetheless. weak coffee, not very carbonated, yeasty and slightly bready.

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