Brewed by Milton
Style: Stout
Cambridge, England


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Occasional. Part of the Imperator Range.
A deeply flavoured oat stout, one of the blackest beers around with a remarkable amount of flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4790) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (8767) - 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.

   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.

   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, it’s top notch - maybe a summer stout?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40833) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7815) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - 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 I’ve 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6817) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Cask at Barton Arm 10th Anniversary fest; dark black pour with tiny off white head, big chocolate aroma, full bodied with creamy mouthfeel , chocolate and vanilla taste impressed with this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Cask at Pembury Tavern. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, sweet liquorice, charcoal, condensed milk and Scottish Tablet. The taste is smooth, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee grinds, earth, dark caramel, custard and toast with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable stout.

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