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Brewed by Kelham Island
Style: Stout
Sheffield, England


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask, Seasonal;
Tasting Notes: Welcome in the change of seasons, a malty sweet robust stout. Luxurious malty and oaty tones dominate while a creamy sweetness gives way to a slightly spiced bitter finish. Don’t let your tears dry on their own at Summer’s end. Lift a glass and your spirits while you try to remember where you left your winter coat

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9942) - Wigston, Leicestershire, - SEP 16, 2012
Cask, Slug & Lettuce, Leicester. Black with a beige foamy head. Aromas are roast malts with liquorice and blackberry. Marzipan with caramel and some bonfire. Flavours are sweet weetabix malts with a light roast character. Brown sugar with a light berry fruitness. Dry with a slightly cloying palate. Quite peppery. Decent. (mild 4.1)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8766) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Cask @ Wallace Hartley, Colne. Black with a creamy-frothy off-white head. Has an easy drinking texture, although a denser taste with a mix of floral dark malts and light roasted ones. The latter is dominant in its nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (7836) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 11, 2014
Cask at The Anchor, Digbeth, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is light malt with some coffee notes. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a watery malt light liqourice hop palate. Medium to light bodied with flat carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Cask at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond. Thin tan head. Black body. Nose is iron, chocolate, hops, spice, fruit, green apple, blackcurrant. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Cask at Slug & Lettuce, Leicester. Dark. Malty, sweet, full mouthfeel. A little chocolate and coffee. Alright ya kna ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1960) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
On cask at Derby Tup, Chesterfield - Decent enough stout, looks good, black body, two finger beige head that lasted all the way to the end. Nose was almost mocha in the beginning, before you start picking out toasted and roasted cereals. Dry to taste, but with a creamy palate which complimented it. I enjoyed this one. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9680) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
Cask, handpump, FFTMC, Oxford, Friday 14th September 2012 Very dark brown, almost black but not quite. Bit smokey in mouth with a little sausage detected. However the nose is very much liquorice, served a tad warm unlike the Raw Edge Pale Ale. Nice and a bit cooler would be even better. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Cask, The Sheffield Food Festival. Dark brown, deep malr aroma. Sweet, ink and soy sauce flavour. Bright hops with on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13374) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Black with cream head. Pleasant fruity type beer with a hint of caramel, fullish on the palate, chocolate malts with fruity sweetness. Perhaps more Porter for me than Stout, but a decent beer though.

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