Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 391   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2006
Bottle. Clear very dark brown color with a brown head. Roasted tones mixed with a fresh sweetness. Dominant roasted taste with some chocolate hiding in the back. Chocolate after taste. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a huge tan head. Mild liqourice and roasted malty aroma. Roasted malty with a light acidic note, quite breadish and lasting roasted into the finish. Nice and roasted brew with a vague spice like note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2003
The aroma is sweet, chocolate, coffee, oranges, and a slight note of sourness. The color is dark ruby red and it has a small chocolate brown head. The flavor is sweet malty, chocolate that turns coffee bitter in the end. A great flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma with notes of malts and coffee. Roasted flavour with notes of coffee and malts and metallic notes. A bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 Cask. Very dark rubyish black colour, mediumsized beige bubbly head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with hints of some hops. Flavour is mildly roasted malts, which turns into burnt wood and dark chocolate while you drink. 7 4 8 4 16

Bottled (from K Citymarket Kivihaka, Vaasa). Deep ambery brown colour, mediumsized brownish foamy head. Aroma is grass, roasted malts as well as some wood and toffee. Flavour is roasted malts, toffee, coffee and some burnt wood as well as lightly herbal notes. Pleasant bottled too. 6 4 8 4 15.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Black and completely opaque, very limited head. Some underlying malty sweetness but mainly burned flavours from the malts. Rather light body. 010605

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23725) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2003
Bottled. Dark black with beige head. Licorice aroma. Soft and rather dry with notes of coffee. Surprisingly mild. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2006
Cask @ Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Almost black colour with small tan head. Roasted malty aroma with hints of chocolate. Dry and roasted malt flavor with some hints of chocolate and coffee. Smooth aftertaste with some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
27th August 2011
Gravicask at the Angel mini beer festival, Kelvedon. Dark red- brown beer, clear. Residual white head. Light semi dry palate. Mild dark malt, not roasty or bitter. A little tangy fruit underneath keeps things interesting. Semi dry finish. Alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2010 bottle deep red black in colour, roast malt nose, a rich chocolate deep malt roast..3.1
Cask at Hairy Twat beer festival ... black ... roast malt nose .. good solid roast little light coffee tones..little bitter3.6... cask at cloisters ... nice solid slight dry stout ... decent if a little light in body

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