Brewed by Outstanding
Style: Stout
Bury, England


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Regular.
A true representation of the beer style, Thick, jet black, bitter, with liquorice and strong roast flavours in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopalong1978 (1) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016 does not count
Love this; creamy, roast barley, licorice deliciousness in a glass. Appearance is jet black with a creamy head, which stays thick and velvet to the last gulp! The aroma is of sweet, roasted barley and licorice. This is a beer you can take your time with. At 5.5% it is getting towards the stronger beers, meaning you don’t want to rush into it. Take your time and enjoy.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18668) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (9667) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Cask, gravity, Merton Winter Beer Festival Feb 2013 w/e of Friday 15th, Saturday 16th February 2013 Pours black with a tan head, in fact this looked quite superb in the glass. Tastes was pure indulgence, roasty and with a gentle seam of bitterness, but complimented well by a big dollop of chocolate or more particularly milk chocolate and then a little powdery good quality cocoa, a little dry towards the end, this is one excellent stout and my beer of the festival. A7 A5 T9 P4 Ov17 4.2

   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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6836) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2009
Cask (GBBF 2009) - Black in colour. Slightly hoppy aroma with hints of dried fruit, chocolate and coffee. Slightly hoppy taste with coffee, chocolate and a sour element. Tasty and full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7912) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2009
(Cask at GBBF, London Earl’s Court, 6 Aug 2009) Dark brown colour, almost black. Frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dried fruit, liquorice and chocolate. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate, liquorice, coffee and a generous coffee bitterness. Full body, thick mouthfeel. Fairly sweet. Very nice stout. Possibly not outstanding, but at least excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13369) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25449) - 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 .)

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