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Northern Two Tone Special

Northern Two Tone Special
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Brewed by Northern (UK)
Style: Stout
Northwich, England


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Cask; Status uncertain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1381) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
Bottled version under the Blakemere brand name, before tasting the aroma is of roast malts, coffee and chocolate, this is also found on the taste, though the palate was quite thin and watery

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2785) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 16, 2011
Sweet smelling black beer with fruity coffee flavour without the expected roasted malt. Chocolate flavour in aftertaste. Sampled Southampton Beer Festival 2008

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at GBBF, day 4 on 4 August 2006. Very dark. Almost black with a hint of red. Lovely aroma with lots of coffee and creamy chocolate. However, it falls away somewhat on the palate. Dry and rather thin with some bitter, dark chocolate in evidence. Mouthfeel is somewhat sharp. A beer of two halves.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2010
Cask, The Southampton Arms, Black tan opaque colour, lots of guey chocolate, very full bodied, very well balanced, smooth, massive drinkability, some subtle citrus hops which only add to the drinkability of this beer. Excellent conditioned, some sweetness in the malts but not overtly so. Excellent bitterness, not aggressive. Really nice. One to enjoy when it’s cold and raining. Lovely. Win at the Southampton!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2008
Cask, The Crown, Nuneaton. Tarry pitch pint with a thick tan collar. Ashy burnt aroma with a touch of Bovril meatiness. Chewy, singed and cocoa-packed. Smoky burnt afters. Satisfies from first sip until last. Impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34404) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ The Old Market Tavern, Alrincham, Cheshire England WA14 4DN.
Clear dark dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, coffee, licorice notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft to flat. (280708)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2008
(Cask at Pembury Tavern, Hackney, London, 5 Aug 2008) Black colour with foamy, brown head. Malty nose with chocolate and coffee. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate and coffee. Fairly thin body, mainly dry. Nice chocolate character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Black colour, small head. Aroma & flavour is roasted malts, dark dry fruits, mildly acidic coffeeish notes as well as some hints of chocolate. Aftertaste is mainly roast and sour coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Very near black and still with zero head. Nice spicy dark chocolate aroma. Lighter and more drinkable than you’d expect from a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Black with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, coffee and liquerice notes. Flavor goes same way and finishes solid dry.

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