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Magic Rock Bearded Lady

overall
99
85
style
Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Imperial Stout
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Say hello to the Bearded Lady, our uncompromisingly big and beautiful Imperial Stout. Born from our Dark Arts recipe she uses masses of magical malts to deliver deep chocolate, rich coffee and vinous berry flavours all complemented by a balanced yet subtly spicy hop profile. Powerful, robust, intriguing; yet decadently smooth and sumptuous, the lady demands respect…


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (909) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours black with a brown head leaving some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, fruity. Taste is sweet dark fruits, smoked malt, chocolate, coffee, roast bitterness. Thick but smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, dry lingering sweet and roasted bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (2767) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
On tap at brewdog bar. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted notes, toffee and dark caramel. Taste is sweet, leather, tobacco, cocoa, roasted malt and bitter hops. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (3587) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a deep mahogany with a big frothy dark tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, coffee, creamy caramel. The flavour is strong bitter with a big rich smooth malt, alcoholic nutty bitter palate and a long bitter finish with an oily mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2017) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2014
Tap. Very very dark brown color. Medium size, thick brown head, stays. Sweet, roast, husky malts, coffee, liquorice and sense of alcohol in aroma. Mix of melted dark chocolate and coffee, bound together by deep roast and punch-in-a-face hops and covered with alcohol. That’s the taste. Aftertaste is as long and as bitter as Thatchers politics over working class. Bitter alcohol, although with sweet notes, makes it difficult to drink, but still enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kingi (448) - - MAR 29, 2014
Aroma is soft malts, some chocolate, light roastyness. Black Beer Nice head. Taste is Medium bitterness, light sweetness, light Salt and Coffee. Full body, creamy feel, bitter Finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2131) - JAPAN - APR 4, 2014
Uber smokey cred ham and dark malts. Smoorh and rich this is heavy on the smoke. Licorise, ham, dark sugar, chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Roast in the finish. Unique and very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (4687) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK. Thin creamy tan head. Chocolate aroma. Clear black pour. Very chewy. A lovely RIS

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (1980) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Draught at Brewdog bar Stockholm. Generous amounts of chocolate, sweet and very drinkable. A bit simple though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8629) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 1, 2014
Tap (Pudel, Tallinn) (7+:4+:7-:4-:13+=3.5+)
Lovely aroma, even though I have a bit of a cold. Super rich roast, a little chocolate cake icing, temptingly sweet. Black, brief keggy dark tan head. Very bitter in the mouth, burnt, and with a wormwoody pungency. But it’s surprisingly drinkable, for 10.5%. Very full and smooth palate, just enough carbonation to cut through any stickiness. Roast and bitterness do become more oppressive as it warms, acidity builds. Finish is a copy of the taste, but shows more of the bitter and acrid aspects. Hops are nice and earthy and barky, which I like. If I was ticking a thimble I’d surely have given this more, but in quantity it becomes too oppressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12778) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2014
Draught at Brewdog, Roppongi. Pitch black - brown head. Licorice. High malty. Ok bitterness. Hoppy & burned malty bitterness. Oiley texture. Coffee. Dark chocolate. Light dark berries. Hard roasted coffee.


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