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Brewed by Nook
Style: Stout
Holmfirth, England

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Occasional;
A full flavoured, well bodied oat stout with distinct liquorice on the palate as well as some roasted flavours.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (4166) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 1, 2015
Almost black body and minimal head. Simple roasted malts, toasty, herbal. Quite moderate in aroma and taste compared to modern imperial stouts, but this isnít imperial, only 5% and for that itís pretty decent. (Bottle from Wine Rack Leeds)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (5490) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle from Deli Belge, Sowerby Bridge. Very dark with no head. Understated stout thatís quite crisp and has a small milky smoothness to it, with some of the liquorice sweetness as well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilverfoX (640) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2015
toast, nuts, burnt aromas, has that flat cola look with some tan lacing, yes flavour as aroma. quite decent if a bit watery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (613) - - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from blacker Hall. Black with a thin off white head. Aroma is ashy and smoky with zingy liquorice. Taste is quite strong and bitter. Nice medium carbonation and body. Nice straightforward stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6811) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 6/10/2014. Near black, with a thin, tan, head. Big chocolate and porridge oat notes, a hint of liquorice and roasty finish. A bit thin in the mouth, but a good beer nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beervis (243) - Taylorís Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Rich and slightly chewy, and nicely bitter with liquorice and burnt notes. A warming and substantial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (16805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2013
cask at stockport festival ... deep black ... thin tan head ...big chocolate roast ... soft vanilla nose ... dark charcoal roast ... soft valiia ... big roast ...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1589) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
500ml bottle - solid black body, thin off white head. Slick mouthfeel, has a nose of coffee and liquorice, similar taste with a bitter chocolate finish. Quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (1012) - ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Cask. Deep brown almost black with rose hints. Small tan head. Oatmeal and malt nose with hints of grass and vanilla. Light, creamy mouthfeel reveals oaty, toasty, toasty tastes. Surprisingly light and drinkable with a sharp bitter smooth finish. Winner.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8728) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Near black with a thin beige head. Aromas are bready yeast and oats with smoky notes. Raisins with leather and traces of banana. Flavours are low roast malts with hints of BBQ. Raisins with soy sauce and dark chocolate bitterness. Fruity and sweet with an earthy finish. Good.


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