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Mauldons Black Adder

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Brewed by Mauldons
Style: Stout
Sudbury, England

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2016
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6356) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Cask HP at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as ’Mauldons Black Adder’, no abv stated. This is an old classic, so pleased to catch up with it - and only just came on so in perfect nick. Black with a red hue, foamy brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, plum jam, roast, quite fruity. Body is fairly light, smooth with tingly carbonation for cask. Taste is milky chocolate, plum, earthy, light metallics, roast. Very drinkable with an interesting character. I can see why it was so highly regarded back in the day. Good but nothing too special by today’s standards.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (2065) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 16, 2016
On cask @ Three Judges, Glasgow - UK. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: caramel, roasted malt and coffee notes. Sweet finish. Taste: medium body with good roasted malt, caramel and some toffee notes. Brown sugar and coffee. Aftertaste: caramel and coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2016
Cask (Queens Arms, Basingstoke) - Black with a tan head. Coffee, roasted malt and plain chocolate in the aroma. Roasted taste with plain chocolate, coffee and hints of blackcurrant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Draft at Reading Beer Festival. Roasty and slightly sweet. A nice light dark beer (if that makes any sense).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10620) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at praf 2016. Pours black, nose is toffee, chocolate, berries, taste is sweet, chewy toffee, chocolate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at the Paisley Beer Festival 2016. Pours clear dark brown with a short-lived thin beige head. Aromas of cola, panda cola in fact. Taste is sweet, more cola. Dull.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3207) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle from a Suffolk Waitrose. Pours almost black with a ruby tinge and some cream froth that fades to almost nothing quite quickly. Roast malt aroma with a hint of liquorice. The taste is treacle, liquorice and chocolate along with some very light spice. Low carbonation and light body make this pretty easy drinking. A pleasant stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5298) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
On cask @ Maypole Cambridge. Half pint. The aroma has chocolate, roast, some nuts. Black coloured beer with a thin, beige lace. The taste is light bitter, has roast, chocolate mainly. Smooth, low carb mouthfeel. Nice one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kita (1900) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle, 0.50l, shared with colleagues. Pitch black color with thin creamy light brown head and nice lacing. Aroma of heavily roasted malt, smoke, charcoal and leather. Taste starts with light sweet but rich roasted malt with nutty note, following is smoky and mild fruity, mouthfeel is dry, while finish is mild bitter. Medium body, creamy texture and soft carbonation in palate. This one was incredibly hard to drink, smoke and leather notes were too strong...


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