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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Stout
Huddersfield, England


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 Cask at the Stockbridge tap... Deep black... Small tan head... Soft vanilla chocolate nose... Dark roast... Light bitter roast front... Huge vanilla... Soft mellow roast... Long bitter roast finish 3.9

Deep black ... thon tan laccing ... dark roast ... sweet chocolatee roast malt nose ... soft chocolate ... dark maltss ... soft toffee chocolate 4.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
keg at Cr4aft Beer company 2nd birthday. Dark Caramel, thin long lasting head. Really good condition.Aroma is camamel and a touch of vanilla. I was probably a little bit drunk by this point so that is all i wrote.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (6459) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell 2nd B’Day Extravaganza. Thanks to Peter. It pours dark brown with just some beige lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and toffee. Vanilla beans quite subtle. Taste is light bitter with some roastiness. Toffee and vanilla give some mild sweetness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. It didn’t excite me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
29th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell 2nd Birthday Bonanza! Cask. Thanks to Jack. Opaque dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Nice vaniila and mellow coffee nose. Palate is light and a little dry. Moderate carbonation. Mild tangy fruit. Fairly bitter coffee. Unsweet vanilla runs all the way through. Semi dry finish. It’s a bit bitter and chewy and thus not hugely drinkable - pleasingly rich though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Cask at Craft Clerko during the 2nd birthday bash, 29/06/13. Light black with a thin tan head that journeys edgeward and leaves a pond. Nose is chocolate maltesers, vanilla ice cream, sugars. Taste comprises dark toffee, chocolate, light roast, a more sparing dose of vanilla when compared to the aroma, light dusting of icing sugar. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Solid work from MR!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell during the Second Birthday Celebration - London. Pours deep brown with a frothy, mocha cream head. Plenty of vanilla pods in the aroma, some gooey chocolate as well. Light to medium sweet flavor with moderate roasted malts, burnt toast, light vinous woodiness, dry chocolate, dirt, sure more vanilla. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish with dirty bitterness, roast, dry vanilla beans. Very tasty stuff. Quality from Magic Rock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Cask @ CBC Clerkenwell’s 2nd Birthday Party. The pour’s deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is earthy cocoa, some toffee, caramel eclair. Nice accents of rocky road fudge, rich vanilla. The taste starts sweet - more rocky road, chocolate syrup, hazelnut and vanilla spread. Ashy roast malt flavors cut the sweetness. Nicely balanced. Dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, pretty good stuff. Nice.

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