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Brewed by Maxim
Style: Stout
Houghton le Spring, England


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8250) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, - APR 12, 2014
Cask @ Bank, Manchester. Nicholsonís Beer Festival. Very dark but not quite black, with a small creamy off-white head. Has a fairly sweet aroma, much like a porter, although its body and taste, despite being fairly weak are obviously stout in design.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (10906) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
Half pint, hand-pulled cask ale at Magnet. Fawn-colored head leaving dotted spots behind. Coal black body. Roasted malty aromas. Liquorice, coffee, and oatmeal flavours. Fine bodied considering the low abv. Pretty nice stout (Stockport 03.02.2015).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Scarbrough Leeds 14/04/14. A near black coloured beer with a tight white head and lace. A strightforward slightly roasty stout. fruity elements. Quite thin but obvious dark malts. Itís nice enough but quite simple. Really thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (11951) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Cask at a nicholsonís near Covent Garden. It pours dark ruby with small beige head. The nose is toasty, blueberry, jammy, roasted malt, earth and liquorice. The toasty, earth, mild acidity, roasted malt, dark fruits and jam with a dry, fruity finish. Light-medium body and soft carbonation. A bit weak, but not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DroolYeast (943) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Cask @ The Coal Hole in London. Aroma of burnt malts, some coffee. Not much. Very dark brown to black with light brown head. Moderate bitterness mixed with black malt. Sweetness after the bitterness leaves a nice smooth feeling in the end. Oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 18, 2014
On cask: Ebony pour with a creamy tan cap, good lace. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, aniseed. Medium bodied and slightly dry. An overall enjoyable stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4640) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - opaque dark brown, good creamy beige head, roasted malt and chocolate aroma, no lacing, malty, chocolate, coffee, some liquorice, creamy texture, dark malty finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Cask at the Falcon, CLJ, 11/04/14. Light black meets extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate light tan covering. Nose is roast malt, grain, earthy cocoa, liqourice. Taste comprises toffee, dark fruits, touch papery, light roast. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying finale. So so stout, lacks any real depth or flavour, but drinkable none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6611) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2014
Cask (Lambton Worm JDW, Sunderland) - Very dark brown with some red tinges. Roasted malt and plain chocolate in the aroma. Roasted and chocolatey taste with coffee and chocolate detected.

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