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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Imperial Stout
Huddersfield, England
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RATINGS: 134   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…


3.9
   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
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011
From tap at Craft. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and breadish. Light liquorice touch. Medium sweet, liqourice and dark roasted malty. Lingering dense liqourice into a medium dry/vague sweet and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of anders37. Pours an opaque black with a small, rough beige head. Roasty nose with a smoky touch. Solid body, heavy roast, quite some dark fruits and a rather bitter finish from both malts and hops. Serious stuff, and distinctly not US style. 030312

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Draught@Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Pitch black colour, small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, vanilla, smoked wet wood and some mild liquorice as well. Flavour is liquorice, alcohol, some mild hops and quite bitter in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2011
Draught at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Black, beige head. Concentrated coffee aroma. Sweet and severely roasty. Heavy with loads of licorice and tobacco. Salty very bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13455) - 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.

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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (13176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2011
UPDATED: APR 4, 2014 Test Batch bottle at home ... deep black ... only thinest tan lacing ... deep dark coffee roast ... deep solid roast ... barest hint of charcoal nose ... good body with just the right amount of carbonation (you listening Chris) to carry the big abv ... dark roast malts ... again heavy dark chocolate and a massive amount of coffee ... some of which is just a little too bitter for me ... soft spicy hop... little reminiscent of the Yeti ... mellow chocolate linger .... with a deep roast profile ... This is definitely impressive and a beer i so much want to see in cask and i definitely want to revisit when it gets its official bottle release as i can only imagine it would get better. But in the mean time i have a 2nd bottle to enjoy.

keg .... at stockbridge tap ... deep black thin tan head ... soft coffee roast ... deep chocolate nose... dark malt ... big smooth chocolate ... soft coffee ...deep rich complex ... wonderfull 4.3

bottle at home ... deep brwon black ... thin tan head ... soft meaty chocolate nose .. hint but not really peppers ...light bitter charcoal front ... deep roast ... again meaty and hints of tabacoo... definitly some pine hop resins in linger ... in fact quite a lot of soft but hoppy resins ... 4.2

bottle at home ... deep black ... thick tan head ... deep roast malt ... chocolaty nose ... Dark malts ... dark dark roast ... loads of meaty chocolateness ... soft pine hop resins in linger ... dark rich and damn f....ing tasty 4.2

Bottle at home .. Deep black ... thick tan head ... dark mellow coffee roast nose ... light fizzz (little more than id like) ... deep chocolate ... little bitter malt tones ... little pine hop ... dark chocolate ... little coffee ... 4.3

Bottle at home ... drunk 0912 ... bbf 0612 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft coffee roast .. some pine hop ... dark malt nose ... soft mellow chocolate roast ... soft coffee and massive pine hop ... light oily hop ... rich dark roast ... totally sublime 4.3 keg at bat ... deep black ... small tan head ... soft dark coffee roast nose ... too cold ... bitter chocolate roast ... big coffee and loads of pine ...and its from this i think im getting the bitterness .. while i didnt notice it as fizzy it is making me bup and the burps are really quite soapy... i dont know if its hoppier or slightly different hop but im not diging this batch as much 4.0

Bottle at home ... batch 2777 bbf 06/2012 ... deep black ... big tan head ... deep rich chocolate malt ... soft dry pine hop and roast malt nose ... soft and smooth ... light sweetness ... big pine hop ..hint of black IPA ... but a fuller body .. rich soft chocolate ... dark heavy malts ... soft and silky ... superb ... 4.3 bottle at home DEc 2013 ... dep black .. thin tan head ... soft deep roast ... ligth vanilla .. soft chocolate nose ... mellow malts ,,, rich chocolate .. rich malts,.. chocolat e... light bitter malt ... dark roast ...soft bitter chocolate ... rich deep and complex ... maybe a little too charcoalll...

Early 2014 Version ... deep black ... small tan head ... dark chocolate roast ... soft mellow roast nose ... dark malts ... big soft chocolate roast .. mellow malts .. soft pine hop ... light charcoal bitterness... dark roast... definite pine bitterness... rich deep and complex... oh wait i said that last time ... crackin. 4.3

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12758) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2014
Draught at Brewdog, Roppongi. Pitch black - brown head. Licorice. High malty. Ok bitterness. Hoppy & burned malty bitterness. Oiley texture. Coffee. Dark chocolate. Light dark berries. Hard roasted coffee.


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