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Brewed by Milton
Style: Stout
Cambridge, England

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8705) - 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).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ Tavern, WA1, Warrington. Clear black color with a small virtually none off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, dark chocolate, coffee mild, burnt, licorice. Initial flavor is moderate sweet, finish flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7894) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2007
Cask at Merton Summer Beer Festival 06-07-07 This was another one that I tried prior to the festival but also got to taste once or twice thereafter. Poured black without much of a head. This tasted a bit like putting one’s finger into a jar of cocoa (but very dark bitter cocoa) there was some creaminess there but it was very much held back, it finished off in a nice roasty dry fashion. Maybe it was me but unusually I just didn’t get on with many of the dark beers this weekend and felt that I’ve short changed them a bit with my ratings, I will try again and hopefully will rate this in a better light.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18159) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2007
Cask @ The Pembury Tavern, Hackney. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty fruity dark fruit aroma with some hints of chocolate. Roasted malty dark fruit and chocolate flavor. Roasted malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6145) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 2   Nitro : XX
Aroma:
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 2   Burnt Toast : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Coffee : 2   Dark Chocolate : XX   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : 2   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : XX   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : XX   Soy : 1   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 2   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Sweetish stout in which bluberry-like perfumes dominate the roastiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6634) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
(Cask at Oakdale Arms, Harringay, London, 28 Nov 2007) Black colour with foamy, brown head. Roasted nose with notes of chocolate, sweet liquorice, dark fruit and cocoa. Roasted taste with dark chocolate, strong sweet coffee, liquorice, teriyaki sauce, hints of dark rhum and coffee liqueur. Sweetish, slightly over medium body with smooth mouthfeel. Lovely beer with lots of complexity.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutfellow2 (20) - Peterborough, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
Gravity : Coalheavers Arms BF. Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma is dark fruits. Flavour is bold dark chocolate, coffee and christmas cake. Vanilla sweetness rounds out the hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2012 Cask (Peterborough BF 2007) (7:5:8:3:13=3.6)
Chocolate aroma, smooth chocolatey taste too. Some sweet malt, maybe too sweet.
Rerate: Gravicask (PBBF2012, Wed) (7+:4:7+:4+:15=3.7+++)
Super rich sweet choco. So mellow and drinkable. Scrummy!


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