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Brewed by Milton
Style: Stout
Cambridge, England

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3295) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham: Opaque black brew with an good bitter taste and hints of citrusfruits and also chocolate and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4063) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Hand pulled at the Waggon and Horses, Halesowen. Jet black, not much topping. Slick , dark flavours, sweet choc mixed with bar-b-q bricks. Fairly mild, with some moments of metallic coco. Easy drinking, could do with more flav.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (311) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
Thick black beer with red-ish head. Slightly oily palate and very heavy on the burnt flavours with a long bitter finish. Good beer but perhaps lacks subtlety.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2012
Cask at the NWAF, Manchester. Pretty much black as a raven’s wing, thin tan head. Aroma of faint chocolate and roasted malts. Flavour has chocolate, some smoke, coffee, hint of vanilla. Thin mouthfeel. Beer of the day so far.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (20724) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
Cask at Pembury Tavern, Hackney, London. Very dark brown. Cocoa aroma. Sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with cocoa powder dissolved in mixed fruit huice. Slight cocoa bitterness. A bit heavy on the cocoa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6804) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 25/11/2011. Jet black with a slight tan head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma with a touch of sweet fruit. Flavour had much more chocolate, a hint of fudge, grains and a dryish finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7445) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2011
Cask on my English stag, Nottingham BF, 15/10/11. A beauty. Deep yellow-tan on pitch. Blackened vanilla, caramel aroma. Slippery and deep. Disappears into ink-smudged fingerprints. No further information available.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 A - Coffee and chocolate A - Dark and hazy with thin head T - Straight roasted bitter and a bit sour P - Full and soft O - Nice stout

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
14th July 2011
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Opaque dark brown beer. Light tan suddy head. Light semi dry palate. Nice rich dark chocolate malt balanced by sweet orange fruit hop. Finishes semi dry. Really nice balance of chocolatey malt and mild fruity hop. Well done!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2338) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
Cask at NWAF, 2011. Black pour with a beige head. Coffee, dark chocolate, licorice and roasted malt aromas. Flavours of chocolate, wood and toffee. Bitter-sweet and dry finish.


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