Brewed by Ossett
Style: Stout
Ossett, England


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogbomb (948) - ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
Cask tried. Rating bottle. Dark brown ale with red hints. Thick tan head which lasts and lasts. Nose is really nice quality treacle toffee, with a little charcoal in there. Taste is rich coffee, mixed with treacle - a really rich bitterness throughout the ale, but a nice finish which means you go back for more more more. Class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer (2173) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
Black colour with a tan head and lace. Smoked malt flavour. Syrup, treacle, rich smooth flavour and texture. Sweet rich flavour. Dark treacle syrup finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (786) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2011
Half at "meet the brewer" Central bar Gateshead. Best beer of the session. Dark brown with a tan head. Strong coffee and treacle, thick and toasty. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2007
Bottle. Chocolate dominates with a full body and small head. Liquorice is also pleasant. Interesting and informative label. A very pleasant stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7285) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 1) Bottle. Caresses the nostrils with coffeeish roast, hopsack musk (Cluster), cocoa and liquorice. Smoky and bittersweet, but mostly bitter. Clinging burnt finish. Bonfire and silk. Chewy dark fruit in the middle, vanishing liquorice. Treacle way back in the mix. Thick black satisfier with a beige collar. Creamy but attenuated, lip-smacking interplay of smoke and hop. Yeah. 2) Cask, Hop, Sheffield, 01/01/13. Cream capped mahogany. Milky coffee, herbal hop traces, bell pepper, grassy aroma. Soft and creamy with toffee, shrub and honey, roasted nut hints. Nice blend of hop and mellow roast. Pretty good. 737314.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2007
Bottled. A black stout with a thin off white head. The aroma has coffee and blackcurrant cough sweets together with sweet licquorice. The taste is dry and roasty. The sticky sweet treacle is noticeable in the flavour and gives the beer a rich mouthfeel. A pretty good sweet stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2008
A Sim rate (Winter Beer Fest): Aroma of caramel, ginger, bit of apple, serious maple syrup and of course, treacle. I could smell this all day! Nice dark appearance that’s not quite opaque. Glorious flavour. Same notes as the aroma, but with extra nuts. Quite a bitter finish. Very very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
Cask at the Euston Tap. Dark brown with a foamy, white head. Good roasty nose, light coffee. Lightly sweet flavor, tobacco, dry roast, mild char and chalk. Light to medium in body with fine to average carbonation. Finishes mildly sweet with plenty of tobacco roast. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3076) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 29, 2011
Dark brown beer with sweet malt aroma with sticky molasses. Very smooth bodied and belied its strength

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2121) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with red tints. Medium head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is mild chocolate, coffee and roasted malts with a touch of earth. No treacle that I could detect. Very nice stout from back home.

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