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


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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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."

thefle's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2012
bare bones stout, slight malt/roasty taste to it but nothing special. Not great but it’s drinkable. Meh, skip it or don’t it won’t leave an impression

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hohops (514) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redders1974 (317) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015
Nothing really wrong with this slight coffee smell could do with beefing up the abv quite watery and easily drunk/forgotten Best drunk: as a midweek cheeky bottle in October

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (1778) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
On cask at Moo Bar, Penrith. Pours black with light tan head. Quite thin palate, some coffee bitterness. Easy drinking, OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Backlog rating on 12-29-2012 (Bottle) The appearance is a small tan head with a short retention, semi-transparent reddish brown body, fast rising, fizzy carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, sweet, and a suggestion of spice. The flavor is sweet, roasted malt and coffee. The mouthfeel is thin and moderate carbonation. This beer is light-medium bodied. This beer for the style is watery and thin bodied. It is easy to drink and does not possess a lot of character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6297) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
500ml bottle from Booths, Penwortham. Pours clear dark brown, thin off-white head. Aromas of dark chocolate, treacle. Taste is one dimensional dark sugar sweetness. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (646) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Cask at the Merchants rugby, solid stout dark mahogany, tan head nice smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2102) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Cask in the Sun Hotel, Lancaster. Mahogany with a tan head. Quite a lot of roast malt flavour with notes of coffee. Tasty enough, but a pretty average stout. A little thin perhaps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (399) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Black colour with beige head taste is dry grain with chocolate and cofee

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1911) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
500ml bottle from Asda. Colour is dark brown with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is sweet malt, chocolate, dark sugars, coffee, and some hops. A bit watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Tasted this stout in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on 28th March 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Ruby black in colour with a thin creamy pale buff head. Short aroma of roast malt but little else. Thin oily mouthfeel and superb lacing throughout. Dark malts give maltloaf base with roast grain notes to the fore. Slightly sweet but dry liquorice flavour present. Not getting the fruit though! Very little in the way of hop resins come through in the brief aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with notes of mild coffee and sweet black treacle present. A decent old style Stout and well recommended.

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