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Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England

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RATINGS: 367   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.


3.4
   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 (589) - 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 (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: coffee, mocha, vanilla. TASTE: coffee, chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4140) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle at The Wyndham Arms, Salisbury: 12th Oct 2013. Dark and tasty: poured into a Hop Back badged pint sleeve it looked good. A full and deep tanned crown sat above the rich looking black body. The nose soon filled with chocolate and malty molasses, my mouth filled with the same flavours very quickly afterwards. Rich, smooth and very drinkable, mild peat notes, but not really burnt or smokey in nature, just well roasted malts doing their thing with enough bitterness to help the hops give the beer a healthy dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zorongollo (35) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle @ Art Beer, Terrassa Black with almost white head. Roasted malt, soft and smooth flavour with some weak coffe, chocolate. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1571) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2013
Aroma: Raisin, vanilla and milk chocolate.

Appearance: Black body with ruby highlights. Beige head. Nice lacing.

Taste: Very mild - wood, milky coffee with a hint of vanilla.

Palate: Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Flat carbonation.

Overall: A bit watery but reasonably tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
A very decent stout with strangely good balance between citrus hops and roasted malt flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1520) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2013
cask a black colored beer with a white head aroma roasted malts citrus coffee and hops flavor roasted malts spicy bay leave coffee and bitter hops

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jetulio (104) - Tarragona.SPAIN, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2013
AROMA..caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, APP....black, 2 fingers beige head TASTE....balanced between sweet malty flavours and hops PALATE...medium boby, soft carbonation OVERALL.... a good stout

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. This is a bit of a let down. Good roasted malt flavor but that’s about it


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