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Style: Stout
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear dark brown color with a average, fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark roasted, burnt, licorice, coffee notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090806]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20302) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009 (thanks cgarvieuk). Black colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, chocolate, coffee and also some smoked wood. Flavour is quite much the same. All this after a huge wet "blonde/golden ale" tonguekiss from Craig... one of those moments even I lost words after .)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19336) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16595) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty bitter chocolate flavor with some hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009 (thanks Pat for helping me work out what this one was as it didnt have a name beside it... but from the ones i had round it and what i ticked off + your comment im 100% sure its this one :-} ) ... Deep red brown ... sweet cherry roast malt nose ... soft and gentle ...deep fruits ... cherry and plum ... lots of roast malts ... little smoke.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Opaque black color, steady beige head. Coffeish and a bit sticky aroma. Flavor has coffee, cola, grassy hops. Toasted malty. Drinkable but uninspiring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11058) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2009
¨Black with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity with roasted malt. Dry and very roasted flavour, lasting long in the aftertaste. A little simple and one dimensional.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10868) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10171) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2009
Cask Stillage at Edgeley Park, Stockport 29/05/2009 Fruit and roast aromas. Small beige head. Dark coloured and rich on the palate with some alcohol present. Fruity and hoppy. A little dryness in a very bitter lasting roast finish.


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