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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
28th January 2012
Dark black - brow beer. Tidy tan head. Semi dry palate, quite light. Fine carbonation with a sting. Strong dark malt, bitterish and a little roasty but with a nice toffee undertone. Pretty bitter pine and grapefruit hops, leading to a dry finish. Bitter linger. Good but a little harsh around the edges.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
Keg, Sheffield tap, Sheffield, 31/12/12. Glossy pitch with a big sinking swell of tan foam. Urinal, rotting leaves, slight Crunchie and black choc nose. Huge booze, feta, leaf matter, burnt celery, chargrilled pepper. Tastes like a vegetal 4.5% vegetal cask stout. Strawberry Quality Street notes; sucked drainpipe clogged with leaves. Probably my biggest beer disappointment of 2012.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3344) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Dark beer out of the bottle with some brown hues at the edges. Thin beige head that shrank to a small ring. Roast coffee, molasses and alcohol in the nose. Some molasses and dark caramel sweetness with lots of chocolate, bitter coffee, piney hops and a nice alcohol burn. Almost hot spiciness to it. Very nice snifter sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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 (1243) - 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 (33333) - 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 (438) - CYPRUS - 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 (1860) - 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 (93) - 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 (10090) - 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.


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