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Brewed by Milton
Style: Stout
Cambridge, England

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common

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Part of the Imperator Range.
A deeply flavoured oat stout, one of the blackest beers around with a remarkable amount of flavour.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombyars (1352) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Tasted this at the GRAF, in The Briggait, Glasgow on the 27th June 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Pours a dull black in colour with a thin creamy buff head. Sweet malt in the aroma with treacle fudge notes present in the long nose. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a tiffin cake base with fruit notes of moist raisins, figs and then Belgian chocolate and treacle fudge flavours also present. There is a definite earthy hop prickle in the aftertaste but this fades quickly. Finish is malty and sweet with treacle fudge, chocolate truffle and a drier note of roast grain full in the mouth. This is an excellent session stout, full of complexity and body. Rated this as one of the top three Stouts at the festival. Highly recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
witthatsbier (220) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
black with beige head aroma is chocolate with grain taste dry bitter with citric tones

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2799) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Glasgow Beer Festival, The Briggait, Glasgow (26 Jun 2014) - opaque very dark brown, good tan head, fruity chocolate aroma, very sweet, chocolate, vinous, oily feel

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (1994) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Cask at The Pembury Tavern, Hackney, London. A dark ruby/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, dark fruit aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, dark fruit, hint of chocolate, quite sweet. Nice stout from Milton.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (3703) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Cask @ Dirty Dicks, Halifax. Practically black with a creamy off-white head. Crisp and refreshing for a stout with a small roasted malt aroma and taste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Classic, slightly dry stout taste. Softly woody, quite lip smacking, decent profile and enjoyment.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
White Lion. Black, so very black. Has all the flavours and aromas I like in a stout - chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, and a nice burnt roasted bitterness. On to a winner? Almost. I like my stouts to be full and thick, whereas this is light and thin. Still, itís top notch - maybe a summer stout?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2013
From cask at Pembury Tavern. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roastedmalty and liqourice. Bitter, dark roasted and vanilla. Dry. Bitter and dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4378) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 7, 2013
Tap at Devonshire Arms, Cambridge .
Almost black color with medium beige head. Roasty aroma with chocolate, coffee, dark berries. Taste, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, wood. Coffee bitter finish. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This lean and fruity Stout evokes clear blackberry jam allusions within the chocolate and roasted malts.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the darkness.
-The mouthfeel is lean but not very dry.
-This was nicely drinkable and quite fruity, like all of their beers Iíve had so far.
-Mild green hop bitterness joins the fruitiness in the finish.
-This is a good, juicy Stout, but nothing more.

On cask at The Devonshire Arms, Cambridge.


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