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Formerly brewed at London Fields Brewery
Style: Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Keg & Bottle; Seasonal - Christmas.
A decedent stout brewed as a winter warmer with a huge amount of malt character to complement the season’s festivities. It’s deep brown/black in colour, 6% abv and full of seasonal flavours, such as chocolate, anise, coffee and a touch of orange and leafy notes from the American and New Zealand hops.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaiho (71) - - DEC 20, 2012
Cask at Holborn whippet. Pours midnight black with just a hint of tan head. Aroma of roast malt, hint of coffee. Taste of roast malt, touch of blackjack sweets and licorice root. Nice, strong carbonation brings it to your tongue. Still, somewhat lacking in both the taste and aroma. Wishing for a hint of, I don’t know, sweetness? Might be due to high abv (for cask) it seems a bit OTT.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (341) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2014
Transferring some earlier reviews from my blog to RB. Aprill 2014, joogipood Broadway Marketil (£ 2,99), 50 cl. Korralikult paberisse mähitud pudel, pole varem sellist saanud. Silt pruulikoja standard, kuid lumehelvestega - jook on hooajaline. Valades must muidugi (tuba veits pime ka), vaht on hea, Cocat meenutav hele kakaopruun, jätab klaasiseinale saarte ahelikke. Aroom on hapukas, sutsu käärinud mustsõstrane ja lagritsane, nõrgalt suitsusingine. Soojenedes tuleb esile rohkem magusat, täidlast, ent tuhmi-tahmast šokolaadisust. Maitselt linnasene, tugevalt mõrkjas (humala mõrksus tuleb eriti hästi esile neelatamise järgselt), halba külma kanget pätikohvi meenutavalt hapukas (seda aga heas mõttes), kergelt lagritsane ja kakaone. Kehalt keskmik või üle, suus mõnusalt pehme, neelatades teravam; mullisus piisavalt vähene, ei häiri, pigem toetab kenasti humalat. Suuõõs jääb hästi mõnusalt ergastatult õhkvele. Kauaks, intensiivselt. Väga hea jook.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Reviewed from notes (just when I had thought I had everything done for a while). Thank you, Aimmee. This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a dark brown to black color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly died off. Light somewhat speckled lacing roamed around the glass in a messy sort of way. The smell had a somewhat roasty to sharp chocolate covered glazed fruity (somewhat dark, perhaps leaning towards some plum) tones. The taste was sweet to roasty to light dark fruit. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with an entrancing smooth to English malty sweetness rolling over my tongue. I would say this was pretty sessionable. Overall, I say this was a good English stout that I would come back to if offered again.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (173) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Flavoured with star anise, orange and licorice. Mildly smokey. Very drinkable. Not bad at all.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (695) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 30, 2014
Aroma: Roasted, cherry, coffee, rich, dark chocolate, Appearance: Pitch black with red hues. Thick large brown head. Flavour: Roasted, medium bitterness, cherry, medium sweetness, coffee, Palate: Medium-full body, soft carbonation. medium-Dry finish. Overall: Highly enjoyable. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 13B. Sweet Stout

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pricey290483 (444) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
another beer that i tried knowing that its not my style and it proved me right i’m not a fan kind of coffee taste to it but the colour does it for me way to dark

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottled 10/03/14. A black beer with a beige head which does diminish. A very tasty stout. Seems oaky. Lots of flavour. Nice sweetish roast. Boozy. Highly hopped. Decadent. Liked this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Cask at the brewery tap. Very dark brown with a good creamy head. Chocolate and espresso, well-balanced. Great craftmanship.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3439) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with creamy tan head, malt and chocolate aroma, taste is malty with some sweet chocolate, dark fruits, some hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (981) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at home, 16th February 14. Nice chocolate malt flavour, good bitterness, nice simple stout, liked it

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1866) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown/black with a bubbly tan head. Aroma had a light meatiness, soy, liquorice and a little dark fruit. Medium body, mild carbonation. Fairly sweet initial with a touch of milk chic, a little fruit and treacle, then a little soy, some dry woodiness and a good lingering, slightly coffee, bitterness. Nice.


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