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Itchen Valley Russian Winter

Itchen Valley Russian Winter
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Brewed by Itchen Valley
Style: Stout
Alresford, England

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Special - Winter 2010


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (1347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Cask at the Cask and Barrel. Pours black, very sweet chocolate, light dry bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
garthicus (2651) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2014
On cask at Victoria Station JWD. Appearance: cola black with a cola coloured tiny head. Aroma: a slight hint of coffee, a little soapy too. Flavour: vegetal, bitter with coffee dregs, fairly soapy too with a long instant coffee and hop finish. Odd.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask, The King’s Head, Leicester. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are coffee and dark berries with floral notes. Mild liquorice with earthy aspects and nutty cocoa. Flavours are raisins and blackberry with dark chocolate and gritty coffee. Some background toffee. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MissPxx (297) - - JAN 18, 2014
Chocolatey aroma. Very dark appearance. Leaves a chocolate and caramel taste in the mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2695) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - very dark brown virtually black, thin tan head, sour malty, coffee aroma, excellent film of lacing, roasted malty, coffee flavour, oily texture, dry malty finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5078) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
Cask (Rockstone, Southampton) - Black in colour. Coffee, plain chocolate and liquorice in the aroma. Roasted and chocolatey taste with notes of plain chocolate and coffee dominating.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (624) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Cask @ Olde Sun, St Neots. Black, opaque and fairly flat. Aroma of smoked malts and coal, with a fair alcoholic kick. Sweet, chocolatey and smooth taste, like a mid-strength milk stout. Although there is some bitterness at the finish, the profile isn’t complex and doesn’t need to be. Thin palette brings the score down only slightly. A good English cask strong stout like this is worth its weight in gold. Seek this out in a pub that knows how to keep beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7895) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Cask at Victoria Station Spooneria, 23/12/13. Light black with a good tan head. Nose is treacle toffee, dark fruit, stewed dates, dark berry fruit, chocolate. Taste comprises chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, dark toffee fudge, rich treacle toffee vein. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry closure. Ok stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Cask at Victoria Station Spoons. It pours near black with a thick light tan head. The nose is roasty, cocoa, coffee grinds, light smoke and molasses. The taste is smooth roast, cocoa, creamy, light toast and a peppery kick towards the finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and soft mouth-feel. A decent stout. Smooth and drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (14282) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
18th December 2013
Liberty Bounds Spoons. Cask. Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is smooth and dry. Smooth dry.dark malts, little.dry roast and roast bitterness. Touch of cream. Whisper of bubblegum ester. Dry and slightly bitter finish. Okay.


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