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Brewed by Milton
Style: Stout
Cambridge, England

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Occasional. Part of the Imperator Range.
A deeply flavoured oat stout, one of the blackest beers around with a remarkable amount of flavour.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
CAsk @ Cloisters. Black with ruby tint gorgeous. Yummy blackcurrant, clove, coal, and black cherry mash in the aromas. Smooth soft palate. Delicious flavors with black cherry, tobacco in the tannic finish, sweet black licorice middle. Excellent base of acidity and chocolate malt without being toasty. Absolutely delicious and sessionable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3471) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Tasted this at the GRAF, in The Briggait, Glasgow on the 27th June 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Pours a dull black in colour with a thin creamy buff head. Sweet malt in the aroma with treacle fudge notes present in the long nose. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a tiffin cake base with fruit notes of moist raisins, figs and then Belgian chocolate and treacle fudge flavours also present. There is a definite earthy hop prickle in the aftertaste but this fades quickly. Finish is malty and sweet with treacle fudge, chocolate truffle and a drier note of roast grain full in the mouth. This is an excellent session stout, full of complexity and body. Rated this as one of the top three Stouts at the festival. Highly recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10646) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2004
Cask Conditioned at The Twelve Bells, Cirencester. Black beer with a thin tan head. Dark roasted black dry stout with a blackberry, prune fruit background. Coffee and chicory to the finish, big flavoured beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29846) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 10, 2005
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF, 2004] A black beer with a small disappearing brown head. The aroma is sweet roasted. The flavor is also sweet roasted combined with notes of chocolate and coffee. Only set-back is, that the body is a little weak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5309) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2005
Cask conditioned at the St. Radegund pub, Cambridge. Dark, nearly black colour. Fruity (plums) and some smoke in the aroma and flavour. Decent. More like a porter than a stout in my book, but who cares?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6296) - 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.

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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWS9 (504) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
Cask. Beautiful dark pour with mocha head. Heavy nutty, earthy aroma. Dark, roasty malt with a smooth finish. Pretty standard stout, and that works just fine.

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?


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