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Mauldons Black Adder

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Brewed by Mauldons
Style: Stout
Sudbury, England

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled straight from the cask by Iceni.
Introduced 1988.
"A dark bitter stout. Roast and nut aromas with a fruity balance of hops and dark malt provide an excellent, lingering finish."
CAMRA Supreme Champion 1991.
Ingredients: Maris Otter and Pearl pale malt, crystal malt, black malt. Fuggles hops.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Cask at the Kidbrooke Beer Festival, 2014. Dark brown pour with beige head. Licorice and chocolate aroma. Licorice, sweet spice and chocolate flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (944) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown with finger thick tan/ivory head. Aroma: Chocolate, nutty, woody, toast, liquorice and prune. Taste: Medium bitterness, low sweetness and low/medium sourness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry roasted malty finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle - Black in colour. Very Malty; dark chocolate, coffee, roasty malts, caramel, hints of liquorice and nuts, some smoke. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins. Hoppy; low hop bitterness. Well Balanced. Smooth and mellow. Sweet chocolate roast malty throughout; leading to a drying finish. Very drinkable. Nice Stout!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swooper (1246) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
light caramel and malty aroma, total dark colour with brown head which falls in half minute. medium sweetness, medium bitterness, sweet bitter symphony i can say first caramel sweetness coming to bitterness in the end which are in balance. full body, slick feel, average carbonation, very full stout, i thing after two would be under table, but brilliant taste

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3509) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2012
12 Apr 2012: hand-pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons. Black as the ace of spades with very little head showing, this looked a mean brew. The aroma given off was of roasted, slightly burnt malts with a nutty feel (like an over cooked nut roast, that veggie’s eat). Sweeter in the mouth than the nose: some caramel hints in with the malty nut roast. Deep and thick bodied, couldn’t call it ‘rich’ or ‘creamy’, but certainly had a depth of flavour. An OK Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1336) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2012 (cask @ Victoria Station- Wetherspoon). God bless roasted malt . I missed my train home accidently on purpose so I could down several pints of this suave ,smooth black liquid . I was content to wait . This beer was vibrant , it spoke to my senses the refreshing simplicity and beauty of cask beer , especially the merits to a stout .This black liquid is living and wants to screw you. There is generous amounts of smooth roasted malt benefits ..coffee ,roasty bitterness. dark chocolate notes ...rather winey and raisiny . Lovely dry finish that twists your arm and makes you buy another . Excellent!!!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2752) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2012
Cask by handpump at Henglers Circus, Glasgow (5 May 12) - very dark red ale, creamy tan head, roasted malt and chocolate aroma, good temperature, roasted malt, coffee, toffee,smooth, easy to drink

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2062) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 25, 2012
Cask @ JDW Inverness...Only brief notes here.....
Very dark brown black, tan head....Aroma of roasted malts...Taste of deep roasted malt, touch of burnt wood, dark malts, bit of dark toffee, rich soft burnt flavour. Palate - soft carb, medium body. Finish - quite a complex rich roast malt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombyars (1348) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2012
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in March 1994. Cask, gravity dispense. Ruby black in colour with a thin buff head. Strong roast malt and walnuts in the lingering aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark complex malts give a moist maltloaf base with treacle toffee, chewy chocolate, mocha coffee and syrupy dates. Slight dusty note of hop resins give a brief nod to the aftertaste. Finish is rich and malty with roast grain, old leather, liquorice and walnuts adding a dryness to the sweetness. This is a complex beer full of flavour and tastes a bit like an Old Ale rather than a stout. Superb in cask and worth seeking out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6317) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2011
Cask at Blackfriars, Aberdeen. It pours black, with a ruby tinge and a foamy beige head. The nose is chocolate, dark fruit, charcoal and soap. The taste is chocolate, liquorice, varnish, cherry, dark fruit, roasted malt, charcoal and some alcohol warmth, with a dry finish. Medium to full body, fine carbonation, velvety mouth-feel and good balance. Nice.


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