Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 390   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dj (572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. Black colour with a small white head. Aroma has burnt notes but not much else. Flavour is very malty with smooth dark chocolate notes, some bread notes as well. A sweet, smooth finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1758) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
In a bottle from Beers of Europe. Darkish black brown colour. Quite high carbonation. Some roasty flavours. Not overly dry, sweetish malts. Decent level of hop bitterness. A pleasant stout; would guess mouthfeel better on draught.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackradioboy (176) - 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 (403) - 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 (1867) - 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 (1820) - 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 (589) - 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 (404) - 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 (1276) - 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.

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