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


on tap

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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…

haddonsman's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, - DEC 10, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Grappa heat in espresso, shiny chocolate crack aroma. More of that all in the taste. There’s a herbal spur in the side of the massively smooth malty flank. You know how I said Magic Rock ought to take Dark Arts and stitch a bigger pair of bollocks onto it? That’s what they’ve gone and done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (1471) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2015
Sample at All in beer fest 2015. Black with tanned head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dried fruit, berries and wine. Semi dry with low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4757) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2015
On tap at All In Beer Fest. Fruity smell, dark malty and a bit boozy. Dark malty and spicy taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1217) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2015
DWFAWB; Draft Poured festival style, black with a small bobble frothy and lacing tan head. Nose is moderate to heavy, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice and alcohol. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a lasting roasted, sweet licorice finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
London Craft Beer Festival 2015at Oval Space, London.Black beer with an brownish head. Chocolate, vanilla, malty, caramell and coffee aroma. Simlar flavour with some nice orange hints. Lovely beer :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marthares (53) - - MAY 2, 2015
Grand Marnier nose, pours black with a firm beige head, taste of chocolate and orange peel. Too heavy liquor taste, more of a praline filling than a beer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (811) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Complex nose of roast, meal damp stone and sweetness. Thick body, molasses,deep and instense and good but lacks that complexity you might expect from a great beer. Silky in the body but head is not sustained.Pleasing mouthful but in the end there is just too much liquorice in there for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1673) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 26, 2015
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with tan head. Chocolate, roasted, coffee aroma. Sweet, chocolate, milk, citric, roasted taste taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (914) - - FEB 20, 2015
Deep coffee aroma. Malty, rich and deep aromas and flavours. Very dark black. Very syrupy. Tastes like a honey beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7622) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a black colour withba small white head. Aroma of roastiness, leather, cream and grass. Rich flavour of roastiness, bread, saltiness, grass and licorice. Full bodied. Oily mouthfeel. Soft. Rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, hints of berries and wood. Taste is smooth, sweetish and slightly roasty with loads of licorice, hints of coffee, chocolate and berries. Finish is smooth, roasty and salty with notes of licorice, berries and dark chocolate. Quite intense.

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