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

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3
   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 itís drinkable. Meh, skip it or donít it wonít leave an impression


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (618) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3456) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (9381) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (14361) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hohops (547) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redders1974 (394) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (1840) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4408) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6603) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (663) - Godís Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Cask at the Merchants rugby, solid stout dark mahogany, tan head nice smooth on the palate.


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