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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Imperial Stout
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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…


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16670) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Tap at William IV (Magic Rock takeover) 10/12/12. Pitch black, tan head which retains well. Good lacing ensues. Nose comprises roast malts, coffee notes, a touch farty! Tastes of light soap, roast malt, dark sugars, chocolate, touch of booze though the alcohol is well disguised. Full in body with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate leading to a sweet roasted finish. Would like to revisit again as this wasn’t as good as the previous time I remember having this beer (bottled).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2824) - DENMARK - DEC 14, 2012
Tap at William IV. Dark brown with light brown head. Aroma is coffee, light roast, caramel, vanilla. Taste is soft and creamy with notes of roasted malt, coffee, liqourice, chocolate. Ends dry and roasted. Oily texture, low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2012

Draught @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Street, London, Greater London, England SW1V 2EE.

Clear dark brown black colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light brown to beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, dark dark roasted. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, brown sugar. Body is medium, texture is oily andsticky, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20111205]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimmythespoon (472) - - DEC 3, 2012
This is a serious Imperial stout. Had a half on tap at the new Brewdog bar in Bethnal green. Unfortunately the girl who served me was obviously not aware of how sacred this beer was and served it with spill over in a half pint glass. Unbelievable full oily body super heavy and you can somewhat feel the alcohol. Excellent beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (4395) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. An inky black beer that pours with a rapidly disappearing dark brown head. The beer has an oily mouthfeel with strong orange marmalade hop flavours, coffee, liquorice, roasted notes and more spicy hop on the finish. More a Black IPA than an Imperial Brown Stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrystrill (91) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2012
verrrrry niceee ! nice impy stout well rounded and deeply flavoured , suspect this could be paired with cannon ball for a fantastic black and tan

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (13090) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hopy aroma.. Roased and nice chocolate notes. Heavy bitter very roasted flavor. Some chocolate notes. Long great finish. Creamy palate. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle. Huge creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice and bitter hops. Long bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (2332) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2012
Black with a off white head - swwet malt aroma - sweet malt bdoy with some dark fruits, caramel and hints of roasted malt and some bitterness - long lingering malt finish - This was very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (3982) - NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
Tap at Haand Festival 2012. All black body, large tanned head. Strong aroma of coffee, toast, banana, alcohol. Roasty taste, coffee, chocolate, citrus hops, pine, delicious lasting malty and dry aftertaste. A superb beer!


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