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Brewed by Outstanding
Style: Stout
Bury, England

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A true representation of the beer style, Thick, jet black, bitter, with liquorice and strong roast flavours in the finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15554) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Gravity dispense at Merton Winter BF ’13. Dark black with a big frothy tan head. Nose carries rich roast malts, chocolate, toffee, background hops. Taste follows, roasty malt, chocolate leading the way, some hop presence. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation lending towards a dryish finish. A solid stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12590) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
Cask conditioned at Merton Winter Beer Fest ’13. Black with tan head. Big, burnt charcoal flavours, really bitter and dry, lots of depth, heavy on the palate. The bitterness lasts on and on, liquorice in the finish. Another big tasting beer, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2802) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2012
Cask at Ealing beer festival 2012. A black coloured pour with a decent beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, hints of chocolate and coffee. Very nice stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22619) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2011
Cask at Pig’s Ear Beer Festival, London. Black. Licorice aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Lemony chewy licorice, some fudge. Salty finish. Compact and concentrated.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2011
Cask at Pigs Ear 2011, London. Pours dark brown with a fine, beige head. Moderate roast and rich chocolate aroma. Delicious flavor, rich and creamy chocolate, medium roast, some dry earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Semi-dry finish, light mocha, chocolate chips, short bitter cocoa. Quite excellent. At first I thought this brewery was a bit cocky, but after having this beer they have some license.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2011
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Black stout, with a decent cream-coloured head from the sparkler. Roasted, malty nose with a slightly nutty element. Very dry on the palate, lovely toasted malt flavours, some ashy tobacco on the dry finish. Had three pints of this, I was so impressed. Takes some balls to call yourself the Outstanding Brewery (unless there’s another meaning) – but based on this beer they pulled it off [14102011]

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. A black beer with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate and caramel. Nicely bitter with similar flavours and a long bitter, roasted malt linger. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
Very good stuff. Tobacco-ish, dry-roasted, dry, bit of nut, coffee, little oily in texture (would have preferred something thicker/creamier so this was a slight down mark) but a very good, and robust all-round stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
On cask (handpump) at Great British Beer Festival, day 3 on 6 August 2009. Very dark brown. Slightly oily consistency. Very dry. Lots of chocolate. Perhaps not quite outstanding but very good indeed.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (2065) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Loose head. Some nice roast but rather predictable on the nose. Very tingly and bitter. I quite like it for the drinkabilty. Something of a dark IPA to it. Green and tingly.


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