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Formerly brewed at Marstons (Marstons plc)
Style: Foreign Stout
Burton-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask: Special - JDW Autumn 2010 Festival.
Chandraratne Talpe Liyanage has travelled from Lion Brewery to Marston’s, in Staffordshire, to re-create a lower-strength version of this world-famous beer, now usually called ‘Dark’. This very dark beer has a complex aroma of chocolate, coffee and liquorice, leading to a smooth, rich palate and full flavour, with hints of chocolate, coffee and roast malt, resulting in a silky character and long finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (9874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2010
Cask at Central Bar JDW. Brown pour with ruby highlights and a strong, beige head. Sweet, dark malt nose with hints of chocolate and ripe berries. Flavor holds light sweetness, some minerality, light astringency and faint, roasted malts. Medium in body, fairly chewy with fine, smooth carbonation. The finish is lightly dry, with some sugars and faint dark malts. Pretty average.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5123) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
JDW Fest Autumn 2010. A smooth, laid back stout. Some sweetness and an emerging roast flavour. hints of blackcurrant. It’s a pleasant beer - rather like a decent mild - but unremarkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2010
Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford, after the end of ’Spoons, Beer Festival ’10. Very dark brown, near black, with a beige head. Attractive aroma of chocolate with a hint of fruit. Taste is surprisingly thin and watery with odd sweet doughy, painty notes. Slight bitterness. Acceptable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (1716) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2010
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Poured with a lasting creamy-bubbly light brown head atop a dark brown body. Roasted malt, a bit of chocolate and milky coffee on the nose. Fairly sweet & creamy on the tongue with a mild sour edge finishing with some chocolate and roast bitterness. Light to medium body, a bit thin for the style perhaps. Low carbonation and a shortish length finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2096) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2010
Cask at the Plough & Harrow (JDW) in Hammersmith. Black with fine beige head. Roast malt and some treacle on nose, creamy sweetish body with hints of plain chocolate and strawberry. A little coffee or mocha on the finish. Quite smooth yet chewy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (9668) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2010
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Black with slight head. Thin beer with an odd tobacco note, there is a fruitiness perhaps and a slight wet cardboard note. A bit of a disappointment.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33332) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ The Standing Order, 62-66 George St, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2LR.

>Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, dark malt, fruity. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, toffee, bread, licorice, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery (thin), carbonation is soft to flat. [20101030]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8404) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2010 Cask Conditioned Handpump Last Plantaganet Leicester. A black beer with an off-white lasting head. A reasonable sweetish stout with licorice notes at first but then a strange flowery note. The aroma is a bit candied. Salty notes. A tad strange but there are some real endearing sweet touches. A bit jeckyl and hyde. Score 3.4
Subsequent ratings and 3.5 scored 3.9. Average becomes 3.6

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2010
From cask at Bankers Draft, Sheffield. Pours dark brown to black with a creamy and chocolate brown head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight fruity. Liqourice, toffee, bread and slight fruity in the flavour. Mild bitterness and subdued sweetness. Light bodied for the flavour which is rich malty. Ends mild bitter and lasting liqourice to toffee impression.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7040) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2010
Cask, handpump at The Babbington, JDW, Derby, Derbyshire 06.11.10 Pours black with a light beige head. This is quite thin in the mouth with a little dark fruit. There is so little going on here, quite embarrasing that it shares the name as the bottle which is a lovely little beer. A6 A4 T5 P3 Ov11 2.9


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