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Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: Bitter
Middleton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Seasonal; December 2009 to February 2010. Satisfy your dark side with this delicious, ebony cask ale. It has a rich, fruity taste and a chocolatey smell. Made from chocolate malt and northdown hops. Come over to the dark side of cask ale and you won’t regret it.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
Cask. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium to dark brown color with a small average, frothy to creamy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100120]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2010
Cask. Almost clear orangey brown with an off-white head. Lightly tart, woody nose. Light body, completely flat, some burned caramel and notes of raisins. No bitterness. Interesting. 200110

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (14680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2010
cloisters ... deep brown ... dark fruits very sulpherous ... toffee and plus ... ne a rerate ... probably not right

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2010
Cask Stillage at NWAF The Venue, Miles Platting 20/01/2010 Some fruit aroma. Mid brown coloured and a little fruity with a crisp dry and slightly bitter finish.


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