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Brewed by Ossett
Style: Stout
Ossett, England

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask: Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
A rich and robust stout. The addition of black treacle gives intense depth and roasted malts impart a coffee flavour. Generous amounts of hops add a dry citrus finish to this complex black ale.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 1. Cask Stillage from the Cellar at the New Oxford, Salford 07/12/2007 Rich and fruity aroma. Dark red coloured strong in alcohol and rich on the palate with a crisp and bitter slightly dry lasting finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Six Chimneys JDW, Wakefield 22/12/2007 Slightly sweet roast aroma. Beige head. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity. Initially some sweetness but leads to a bitter finish. 3. 500ml Bottle at Home 18/01/2009 Some carbonation. Caramel aroma. Mid brown coloured smooth and slightly sweet on the palate with a treacle flavour. A little burnt roast in a crisp and bitter finish. 4. 500ml Bottle at Home 17/03/2011 Roast aroma. Dark coloured a little rich smooth and sweet on the palate with a treacle flavour. Dry and bitter roast finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2009
Brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of toffee, malt, and brown sugar. Dry, sugary caramel flavour with some roasted and burned notes in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3590) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
Bottlle, from Rhythm & Booze in Barton. Deep red brown, good lasting creamy beige head and gentle condition. Sweet toffee and roast malt in the nose with some background herbal hoppiness. Quite dry and biscuity in the mouth with hints of roast and burnt toffee but little apparent sweetness, more lingering dry burnt bitterness in the finish with some vague liquorice notes

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2008 Bottle (in NZ), pours a ruby-tinted black with a creamy beige head. Roasted malt on the nose, coffee, and a sweetness akin to some whiskeys. Overly sweet roasted malt on the palate, but becomes more dry and bitter in the swallow. Tobacco and aniseed in the finish. Re-rated - lighter this time, with more coffee flavour. Very easy to drink.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2008
Sweet malt hop honey aroma. Black colour with no head or lacing. Malt sweet flavour with strong malt aftertaste. Smooth palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Booths of Longton, Lancs. Dark brown towards black with tan head. Sweetness, treacley aroma with a treacle pudding type character in the body. Toffee, caramel mixed with darker roasted coffee notes. Full ond tarry in the finish, a very decent stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2008
A tasty beer from Ossett. Nice caramel nose, and delicious roasty flavour without being astringent or overly bitter. One of the better stouts I’ve had and I’m not a big fan of the style. Marked down overall only for hints of petroleum (yes really) in the nose and on the palate. Otherwise, a great beer from my favourite English county!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2008
Clear brown with medium beige head. Sweet with roasted malt, caramel and chocolate notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choos (590) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2008
Aroma: nice malty/toffee and coffee notes. Appearance: light brown and clear with a smallish tan head. Flavour: sweet malty with some roasty notes and good hop balance. Palate: thin to medium, lightly carbonated and finishes sweet malty with a nice light floral finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a slightly hazy dark orangey brown with an off-white head. Burned coffeeish nose. Slightly watery body with very burned coffee notes and a light malt bitter finish. 290608


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