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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: 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.


Vladivostok's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (227) - Buckinghamshire, - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
witthatsbier (204) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
black with beige head aroma is chocolate with grain taste dry bitter with citric tones

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2705) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (1924) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (3475) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.8
   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?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30631) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4206) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7677) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2415) - 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.


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