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Brewed by Lymestone
Style: Foreign Stout
Stone, England

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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Cask; Seasonal - Brewed for Halloween. Also available bottled.
You can Count on this rich, dark, imperial stout having enough bite for anyone looking to satisfy their thirst. Coffee, burnt toast and bitter fruits dominate whilst Styrian Goldings slowly seduce the palate.


BlackHaddock's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, - NOV 6, 2012
500ml bottle with a best before date of May 2013: poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 7th Nov 2012. Really, really black, we are talking jet here: the full, rich head was a dark tanned foam blanket that trapped the beer in the glass. The aroma is one of burnt toast and over roasted malt loaves, both of which have been dipped in strong black coffee. The taste is full on roasted malts: semi-bitter and sharp but with a smooth body feel and some dark chocolate notes to calm everything down a little. Most enjoyable, this brewery is growing on me.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, creamy chocolate, coffee, liqourice. The flavour is medium bitter with a spicy hop pepper liqourice palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Really liked this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
50cl bottle coyrtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk. thin tan head. Clear black pour. A lovely rich stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle @ The Train Tasting Pt II. Hilariously garish bottle. Nice one, Lymestone. The pour’s brown with a small head. Strong earthy roast coffee on the nose. Quite ashy indeed. The taste is pain au chocolate. Dark chocolate bitterness. Rich roast coffee finish. Moderate heat on it considering the ABV. Medium body, moderate carb. Overall, actually better than I was expecting. A nice beer. Good coffee notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (1970) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle on the second train tasting, black country beer bus bash. Opaque black, with a light tan head. smooth roast, choc. some chalk in the finish. Pretty good balanced beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Black with a small head.Subtle chocolate flavour lingers in the background.Very well balanced with lots of other flavours creeping in. Easily the best I have had from this brwery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13343) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
6th July 2013
Black Country Beano. Train Tasting, Inbound! Opaque dark brown - black beer. Little pale tan head. Light palate. Mild chocolate malt goes well with mild dark fruits. Light dry finish. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle on the Black Country Train Tasting Part ZWEI, 06/07/13, thanks to Leighton for the split. Light black with a thin tan head which clears to a film and edgeing. Nose is light roast, dark toffee, brown bread. Taste comprises light chocolate, dark toffee, roast malt, dark fruits. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry roast in the finish. Ok stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Selected because of proximity to where I grew up. And I like the name. I think there’s an ABL song title there. Much, much better than I was expecting, really rather good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle on the train to London. Black beer lasting tan head. Decent chocolate beer. Fine.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
500ml bottle from The Wine cellars, Lutterworth. Filthy, glossy obsidian pour with a shrinking tan cap. Huge imperial aroma of juicy raisin, fudge, bitter chocolate, sherry, strudel and blackberry. Raisiny bitter chocolate flavour deep with bitterness; then, a sweet fruity waft of strudel and ripe dark berries takes over. Dried black grape and liquorice hints. Punchy bitter finish swirled with sherry and port sweetness. Deep stout way deeper than all that £10-a-thimble bourbon barrel aged crap. Very good indeed.


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