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Brewed by Liverpool Organic
Style: Imperial Stout
Liverpool, England
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled at 8.1%

Liquorice, Dark Chocolate & Coffee : Powerful Decadence
Style: Stout
Colour: Black
Aroma: Slightly fruity hops with burnt blackcurrants, liquorice and a slight hint of black treacle.
Taste: Rich strong hoppy bitterness with a full-bodied sweetness and bitter coffee finish with a little fruity malt on the aftertaste.


Benjii's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - JAN 21, 2012
On cask at the 2012 NWAF, Manchester. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair, light tan head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, alcohol and nutmeg. Flavours of chocolate, coffee, roasty malt, caramel and burnt toast. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. Nice with an oily mouth-feel and a fair alcohol hum.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
500ml bottle from Appleyards, Shrewsbury. Pours black with thin tan head. Roasted malts and liquorice aroma, taste is a little weak but still producing a commendably flavoursome blend of sweet dark fruits, light coffee and liquorice.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
finetune (3) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
Cask. Dulcimer, Manchester, UK. Good looking dark stout but over lively yeast and vinegar dominating an otherwise rich roasted molasses brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2963) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Cask. Dark brown, tin tan head. Salty licorice, bit of minerals and chocolate infused herbs in aroma. Quite roasted in taste with some chocolate notes as well. Dark lushy berries, more of some roasted notes and hints of licorice in aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Colour is black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, berries, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (3226) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Cask@gallow’s raf15. Black. Dark deep roasty, malty dark fruity nose. Dark ashy roast in flavour, dark fruits, some salts. Intensive, bit messy though.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3956) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 Cask @Gallows bird, real ale festival 2015. Dark brown, lasting brown head. Bready, dark fruity aroma, dates, figs mostly. Sweet licorice in flavor along with salty notes, dark fruits. Drinkable, but lacks some elements.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (5112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2015
(Cask at Gallow’s Bird Real Ale Festival ’15) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had liquorice, sweetness and mild sourness. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, liquorice, sweetness, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was ashy, sweet and bitter. Too burnt flavour but pleasant aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4565) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Cask @ Gallows Bird Real Ale Festival 2015

Pours dark brown, almost black with a tiny head. Aroma of licorice, hints of roasty malts, toffee and syrup. Taste is smooth, syrupy and malty with hints of licorice, roastiness and herbal notes. Finish is smooth, slightly roasty and salty with some licorice and herbal notes. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6826) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Cask @ Gallows Bird Real Ale Festival 2015
Aroma is mellow with some licorice and hay. Flavour has salty licorice, some English hops and herbal tones. Also some nuts. A bit too salty and English but decent anyway.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Cask at The Euston Tap, London on 10 Mar 2012. Poured a very dark brown, with a dense beige head. Aroma of caramel, coffee and cocoa. Dark chocolate in the flavour, with roasted malt and dates. Full mouthfeel. Finish was roasted nuts, spice, earth and treacle.


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