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Kent Black Gold

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Brewed by Kent
Style: Bitter
West Malling, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Rich and dark coloured with many of the flavours and easy-drinking qualities of a golden ale.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2761) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Cask by handpump at Three Judges, Glasgow - clear dark reddish brown, thin creamy beige head, fruity citrus aroma, good lacing, creamy texture, fruity, bittersweet, fruity aftertaste

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kwik-lime (1264) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Quite fruity, very dark, almost black, with a somewhat sickly oily palate. Bit of a strange one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2534) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Battersea beer festival 06/02/2013. Dark ruby caramel colour. No head. Nose is piny fruity hops. Some caramel sweet malt. Flavour follows. Good hop forward AmericAn c hops. Roast bitter coffee finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2012
Cask @ Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell, Farringdon EC1. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with weak roasted caramel hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
From cask at Craft Beer Co. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small white head. Roasted malty and light fruity aroma. Bitter, fruity and toasted malty.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (3515) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
36th CAMRA Cotswold beer festival (July 2012) in the lovely 15th century Tithe Barn: the setting for my tasting of this beer. Gravity poured half-pint: almost black in colour with an off-white head which started and finished rather thin. The smell was roasted/toasted malts with hints of a hop content if you sniffed hard enough. The taste was a blend of hoppiness and maltiness, each vying for domination: the hops just about winning, although your eyes try to tell you it is maltier because of its colouring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10423) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2012
cask. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. MOderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012
Tap @ Craft Beer Co. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, catamel and hops. Oily palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Kent Beeriodical, Seven Stars, Bristol February 2012. Ruddy brown in colour with a decent, off-white head. Sweetish, earthy malt aroma with some berry fruits and grassy hops. Flavour was similar with a decent, bitter finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8621) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Southampton Arms London. A muddy dark brown coloured beer with an off-white head and lacing. A bit of citrussy hop with a grainy background. Reasonably tasty and nicely balanced. This is a hard beer to characterise as it’s nowhere near hoppy enough to be a Black IPA yet is dark and hoppy. Black IPA is an oxymoron as is Black Golden Ale which is what this really is. It can only therefore be called a bitter, and as a bitter it’s more than pleasant.


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