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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…


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4
   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marthares (51) - - 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...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (753) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1433) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (782) - - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7047) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4648) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle from Kris Wines. Have kept this for about 5 months. Pours a lovely very dark brown, with a medium to thin foam tan brown head. Nose is quite musty, grain musty, roasted malt, dark fruit, slight fortified wine vinous, slight cheesy, fresh milk, dark chocolate. Taste is strong rich roasted malt, tangy burnt flavours, lots of dark fruit, prune and raisin, alcohol, slight vinous, and then some yeasty, savoury character, soy sauce, salty, and dark chocolate. the finish is roasted malt and soy sauce, with the savoury winning over the sweet. Not getting a huge amount of coffee. More a burnt roasted character.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowenbrau (2607) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2014
Keg @London Craft Beer Festival 2014, The Oval, London. 17-08-2014.
Pours black with nice tan head. Burnt caramel, liquor, coffee aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is smooth, bitter, liquor notes, caramel, toffee. Viscous mouthfeel, really enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4074) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 29, 2014
Pitch black color. Thin, dark brown head. Dark fruit dark chocolate, slightly sweet nose. The mouth is very full body. Decent but not outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (2406) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
330ml bottle takeout from Friends of Ham. Drunk many months later. Woody, coffee aroma. Massive taste of course.. lots of dark fiery malts, chocolate, coffee and bitter spice. Smooth and surprisingly drinkable for the ABV. Lovely stuff.


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