Brewed by Lancaster (UK)
Style: Stout
Lancaster, England


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Lancaster Black is a classic, traditional stout reminiscent of the beer typically found in Lancashire during the 18th and 19th century. Black combines a complex taste with a rich and full body. At 4.6%, Black may be dark in appearance but is surprisingly crisp with a full bouquet of crisp fruits, spices and floral aromas. Brewed using a combination of Cascade and Challenger hops combined with Chocolate and Maris Otter malt, Black is a stout for the true connoisseur."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14012) - Tallinn, - NOV 15, 2010
500ml bottle (K Kamppi)
7 Lovely chocolatey and spicy aroma.
5 Jet black, lovely tight beige head.
6 Burnt and sharp retronasals, quite estery. Taste quite simple, mostly burntness dominated, and a bitterness that seems to be due to that burntness. However, itís not thin on the malty body, and there are clearly some hops contributing too.
4 Smooth palate, crisp carbonation. The finish improves on the taste - here the hops come back out again. Whilst in the mouth theyíre dominated by the burntness, where they can form vapours they themselves shine, so we have the aroma back again, with some lovely citrussy hops.
13 This is no jaw-dropper, but itís certainly a very good stout. For a pasteurised bottle, itís very good indeed. Right up there with Entire Stout, perhaps.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5776) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strongly carbonated semi-opaque dark cola brown colored body. The weak aroma was of brown malty notes. The flavor contained notes of licorice and brown malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5667) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle. Brown color with a fairly thin, tight bubbled tan head. Darker malt and molasses aromas dominate. Hints of brown sugar and lactose are in the background. Sweet flavors, with a sweetened black coffee and dominance. The feel is a little too acidic, with a bit of 9V battery tingle on the tongue. A sour dough flavor in the finish. Linger has some coffee grounds and pale malt. Seems old school to me. 7/10

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Perpignan73 (35) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2016 500ml bottle, chilled, poured into a pint glass. Aroma of bread, roasty, slight smokiness with a hint something sweet maybe raisin or dark berry. Minimal, lasting off white head, clear, looks pitch black, but dark red brown on close inspection. Sweet taste. Light body, thin with high carbonation. Interesting, if not overly complex finish maybe hint of chocolate which disapates to a dry bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (478) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Ciemna barwa z palona piana w smaku czuc palony chmiel i czekolade ale rowniez lekko metaliczny posmak. Dobre

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (9514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle shared at Leightonís place. 25/08/2015. From ASDA. Chestnut brown coloured pour with reddy hues with a big frothy cream head. Aroma is nut roast, oyster salty notes, black malt, malt extract. Some meaty notes. Flavour is composed of drying black malts, dried malt extract, raisin, nutty and some dried fruits. Palate is highish carbonation, low body, watery. Ok, not much to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (848) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Nose is dark malts, bread and a lot of treacle. Taste is treacle, dark malts, red berry, hint of chocolate in the finish. Slight off sour note. Mouthfeel is thin. Itís a serviceable supermarket stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6556) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle share at Leightonís, thanks to Fergus. 4.5% BB Nov 2016. Very very dark red, pretty much black, small foamy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is mostly sweet toffee, treacle, malts and burnt coffee. Body is light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is very simple, demerara, dark biscuits, touch of cranberry. A bit watery for my liking, but fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (12681) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Fergus. It pours clear deep brown with a decent off - white head. The nose is toasty, earthy roast, mild berry sweetness, touch of plastic and light spice. The taste is bitter, toasty, watery, weak roast, pepper, light ashy charred character and a touch of astringency with a dry, numbing finish. Light - medium body and fine carbonation. A bit weak and washy-washy. So-so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Fergus. Pours clear ruby-brown with a frothy tan head. The nose has toasty bread, light perfume, dried berries. Light sweet flavor with dried fruits, figs, berries, bread, faint toffee. Light bodied with fine carbonation and velvety texture. Moderately sweet on the finish, with more toasty bread, ripe and dried berries, faint roast. Perfectly drinkable, but very basic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hohops (818) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. Appearance is nearly black, with a one finger off white head which disappears quickly. Aroma- malty, roast hints, some dark fruit, chocolate. Roasty chocolatey taste, smooth mouthfeel, hints of chocolate, some caramel in the finish. Ok stout.

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