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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Imperial Stout
Huddersfield, England
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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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…


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (1252) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
On tap @ Cardinal. Pours black, with a small creamy head. Aroma is burned malts, peat and some grain. Full creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with tobacco, dates and dark fruits, molasses and burned sugar, as well as some smoke.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RuneStumo (2375) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - APR 4, 2013
16.03.2013. On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Thanks to Gunfryd! Black colour with Off-white head. Dark malts with strong aroma and flavours of dry bitter dark cacao or chocolate. Its also sweet and its strong. Rich strong body. Aftertaste is more bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 On tap at cardinal. 1 finger beige head. Nose is roasted coffee, sugarroe, some alcohol and sigarbox. Taste is bitter coffe, pine, some hoppyness and dark alsomt burnt caramel. U are left with a nice peppery aftertaste. A lovely imp sipper

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (3410) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2013
Fra fat på Cardinaltreff feb-13: aroma av rådyr, eksklusiv kaffe og sigarkasser. Kveldens nese iflg Alse Bjørn. Rund munnfølelse og laang ettersmak preget av aromaen. Bitterheten balanserer maltsødmen, men litt brent toast i smaken. So smooth, mer glattbarbert enn bearded.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3147) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
On tap at Cardinal. Good coffee, dark chocolate, roasted notes and pollen on the nose. Smooth and pungent. Full bodied. Roasted delights and liquorice in the mouth but a hint of green apples in the end. Still, a wonderful beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5703) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2013
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Black colour, low tan head. Pleasant roasty and fruity aroma, hints of exotic woodwork. Very little carbonation. Warming mouthfeel, The flavour is heavily roasty, notes of very strong coffee and dark bitter chocolate, not very sweet. A solid hoppy and roasty bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17899) - , 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 (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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 (3727) - 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 (12592) - 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).


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