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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: 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1764) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2010
Cask - The White Lion, Norwich. Pours black with a fine frothy beige head. Sweet roasted malt aromas, some dry coffee tones and a bit of dark fruit. Initial fruit flavours leading to dry roasty malt notes and a coffee tone finishing with liquorice and a lasting chocolate aftertaste. A relatively soft mouthfeel but bit lacking in the body department for a stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20616) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2009
Cask@Pembury Tavern. Deep ambery brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is lots of butter, some roasted malt and black coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, toffee, mild butter and also some black coffee. Quite strange at first, but then turns quite mellow and balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8159) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2009
Cask, Northampton Fest 09. Very dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are earthy roast malts with molasses and chocolate. Fruity with herbal notes. Flavours are flat cola with herbal and vegetable notes. Some coffee and chocolate. Sweet and earthy with a dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
Gravity at Cambridge Beer Festival 2009. Black with no head. Lovely roasted hop scent with malt notes. Quite thin. Smokey malts in the mouth. Neither particularly bitter nor sweet.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Pembury Tavern, London</i>
Dark brown color, almost black. Light chocolate aroma. Round body, with a good and smooth mix of caramel and chocolate, very light instant coffee at the end. Simple but good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Cask at the White Lion, Norwich, "Boxing Day Expedition" crawl, 26th Dec 08. Very dark brown, near black, no head. Good, rich flavour of dark malt, alcohol, red fruits. Sugary malt aroma. A very interesting stout with lots of different flavours to enjoy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
Cask. At the Pembury Tavern. Cloudy red-brown with a small off-white head. A nice dry herbal aroma, slightly sour, but a surprisingly weak malt/roast profile. There’s decently light cocoa roast maltiness in the flavour, but the sourness seems a bit odd - "deeply flavoured oat stout" - hmm, not by my way of reckoning, no. The body was nice and thick though (even if I could see through it easily), and it was nice and slick on the tongue, with acidity in the finish that seemed to work against what roastiness there was - and I really got no oat from it at all. In fact, I found that while there was more than acceptable roast in the taste initially, it faded very quickly and left me thinking mostly "sour."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8173) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2008
Half pint hand-pulled and served at the right drinking temperature at The Pembury Tavern in Hackney. Dark body colour with a small tan head. Smell of malt and liquorice. Roasted cocoa malts in flavour with a touch of coffee tartness in the ending. Rather soft palate (12.08.2008).

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
Cask at Coventry Beer Festival 08. Very dark brown or black. Cocoa aroma with a fruity background pear hint. Cocoa continues in the taste with ashy, burnt bitterness and some liquorice. Didn’t like it as much as I thought I would and I’m not really sure why.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2007
Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A black beer with no head. The aroma is heavy on the chocolate with roasty, smoky notes in the background. There is plenty of chocolate in the taste, but dusty and thick. Sweet and sour notes. Definitely has an oatmeal feel to it. Lovely and moreish. Would be called a sweet stout in USA.


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