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Brewed by Milton
Style: Stout
Cambridge, England

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RATINGS: 64   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6119) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16245) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (8995) - 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!

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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34188) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7247) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Gravity, Merton Beer Festival. Black. A little amber around the edges. Fine tan head. Intense, exagerated aroma, a tartness halfway between chocolate and balsamic vinegar. Balsamic in the flavor, mineral, saline. Roast is present in an oyster sort of way. Dry. Challenging. Almost abusively full-flavored. One that lingers in my brain after some of the other tastes of the festival have receded.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
camdrinker (11) - ENGLAND - APR 24, 2007
Dark and so very licquorice to me. A smooth solid pint this one; best on a chilly night. I seem to drink is mostly at the St.Radegund in winter... By the way, it looks fantastic in the glass: Clear but extremely dark (almost impossible to see through!), with a good head.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jimbles85 (10) - ENGLAND - APR 11, 2007
Regular winter visitor to the St Radegund. A smashing stout, brimful of sweet dark chocolate and vanilla and a powerful but refined roasted coffee. A firm favourite

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
woodgnome (12) - ENGLAND - APR 10, 2007
Cask at The Pembury Tavern. Chocolate and roast coffee with a hint of vanilla. Smooth and black with a tan head. Tasted as good as it looked, one of my favourites.


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