Brewed by Ossett
Style: Stout
Ossett, England


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3699) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1641) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11964) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2008
Clear brown with medium beige head. Sweet with roasted malt, caramel and chocolate notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choos (688) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25069) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle at RBESG08 Grand Tasting. Alround rating: My notes are quite minimal here and imply a stout with a treackle notes, suprise suprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9528) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2008
Bottle (@ RBESG 2008): Dry roast-malty nose, light to moderate bitter-dry flavour, light bodied; slightly metallic, dryish bitter finish with traces of molasses. O.K. ...........

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