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Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England

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RATINGS: 368   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobBestwick (603) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
toffee/fruity aroma, pours with a dark hue and a large frothy head, quite a few floaters, rich coffee and liquorice flavour, firm bodied with a lingering malt finish, luxurious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1955) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle 500ml. Great stout. Aromas of roasted caramel, milky chocolate, and coffee. Taste is sweet, with balancing bitterness. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Black, with a frothy white head.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Very dark, near midnight black. Nice sudsy beige head, some lace. Aromas of dark roasted malt, peat, earth, chocolate, espresso, and mushrooms. Flavor was mostly malt, deeply roasted and smoky, some hop herbalness, cocoa, coffee, and hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was fine for a stout. Good English stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (3847) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2007
500 ml. Opaque brown-black with a large creamy head that endures, leaving a nice crusty glass. Aroma is chocolate, caramel apple, and coffee with cream. Flavors of cocoa, char, coffee with sourish cream, musty leather, and prickly, acidic green herbs. Palate is medium-bodied, watery, smooth and tingly dry on the finish, almost astringent. Awesome, complex, and underrated stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2009
Permanent cask at the Sultan, London SW19, UK on 24th June 2009. Virtually black stout with a small creamy light brown head and an enticing appearance. Coffee aroma with some hints of mace and nutmeg. A full, slightly grainy, possibly saline mouthfeel and very satisfying roasted malt and barley notes, transporting into a long, dryish finish. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Pitch Black with a nice tan head, which is gone in a matter of seconds. the taste was not too much of a dissapointment. the taste held up pretty well. it was not to heavy of a stout like some of the others i have tried. i'm not a big stout fan but i will drink this again.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Orinoco (1) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006 does not count
Malt flavour dominant both on palate and aftertaste. Thick darh stout with creamy head.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2004 Bottle. I really enjoyed this, and will be seeking it out in a pub. Nice coffee aroma, with some chocolate hints also detected in the nose. Roasted malt and coffee flavours. Nice dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleBertie (3) - ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2004 does not count
Hopback Brewery Entire Stout polypin 20 litre Entire Stout - 4.5% A.B.V A rich dark stout with a strong roasted malt flavour and a long, smooth malty aftertaste. Winner of the best Stout at the 1995 Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia. 20 litres Polypin we love this beer and buy it online from http://www.dinkydrinks.co.uk

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14139) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2006
Cask gravity at The George, Bethersden, Summer BF 2006. Deep ruby/black beer with thin beige head. Attractive aroma of smokey chocolate and roasted malts. Smooth in mouth with creamy choc finish. Bit of dryness. Stunning stout. Even some sourness too.


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