Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 382   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (14826) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ken1 (1439) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2762) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spacecube (1483) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfuen03 (357) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (641) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (2819) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: coffee, mocha, vanilla. TASTE: coffee, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5194) - 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.

   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.

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