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Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England

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RATINGS: 360   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2574) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Draught at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is black with white head. Aroma and flavours are roasted malts, chocolate and bitterness.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
sixto2003 (3) - - OCT 29, 2012 does not count
Negra muy rica,espuma cremosa, toque chocolate y regaliz apta para veganos, spruce, coffee, roasty, chocolate

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Black with a greyish-tan head, vey frothy. Scent is malt, dark coffee-chocolate/cocoa.. Taste is more of the same, very rich. Nice chocolate and coffee build up as it warms to room temp. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
Cask at the South Western Arms - St Denys (So’ton) - 09/09/12. Dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head. Roast malts, bitter chocolate and a little coffee on the nose. Taste comprises, roast malts, biscuit, coffee, leather and a little licquorice. Medium bodied, a little over carbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2041) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 12, 2012
Cask @ The Central, Gateshead 070912
Very dark ruby, off tan frothy head, some lacing
Aroma - roasted malts, dark chocolate
Taste - dark malts, chocolate malt, soft bitter roast
Palate - thin to medium body, smooth soft roast. Finish as main flavour, bit dry with gentle roast linger
Overall - Fairly good stout but nowt special

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (2585) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
50cl bottle at Kloster, Madrid. Pours black with a light brown head. Roasty aroma with malt and hints of chocolate and coffee. Finishes lightly dry and bitter. Ok stout. (2012-08-18)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3745) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Aroma is vinous and somewhat scotch-like mixed with chocolate. The flavor is similar to the aroma with some sweetness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (2984) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2012
On bottle at Kloster, Madrid. Black color, good foam. Roasted aromas, coffee. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness & ok balance Enjoyable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1324) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
cask . purple blackness ..beige ring sits above . roasted malts and powdery chocolate intertwine well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8576) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Bottled 15/06/12. A black beer with an off-white head and lacing. A smoky nose with a bit of furniture polish. dry and rich in the mouth. Good malts. A straightforward but tasty stout.


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