Brewed by Quantock Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Taunton, England


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
This beer was originally brewed as a dark, dry stout for bottling. Some of the first batch was put into casks and proved to be popular with local pubs and hence is now available on draught as well as in bottles.
The beer is brewed from the best Maris Otter pale malt with the addition of flaked barley to give dryness and roast barley giving the distinctive flavour of a dark stout. This highly flavoured beer requires a hop to match it, the variety used being Pilgrim with Goldings added in the latter stages of the boil for additional flavour and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3350) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Cask@the blackcountry arms, walsall. Black beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa powder and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, light coffee, chocolate and a touch of dark fruits. Medium bodied. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1512) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2013. Cask, gravity dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin pale buff head. Roast grain and black coffee present in the long aroma. Thin, oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Black malt gives a distinct burnt toast note at the beginning, but this fades away to roast grain notes, along with dry liquorice and tart blackcurrants. There is a slight hint of dusty hop resins in the short aftertaste but this soon fades. Finish is malty with dry roast grain, woody briar and liquorice flavours. An ok session stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Cask Stillage from the Cellar at Prince Of Wales, Foxfield 04/10/2008 Some roast aroma. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate strong in alcohol fruity and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a crisp and bitter roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle. Black with a thin beige head. Aromas are earthy with leather and cocoa powder. Nutty with some smokiness. Coffee with hints of blackberry. Flavours are nutty roast coffee with berries and dark chocolate bitterness and some grapefruit. Lightly floral with light soapiness. Fruity and dry on the finish. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5030) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black color. Very coffeish aroma and flavor with grassy and acrid roastiness. A bit one dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, shoe polish, horse blanket - leather, light coffee and chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20111125]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a reddish brown with a small off-white head. Roasty nose. Light body, hard roast and chocolate with a light malt bitter finish. 261111

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (15764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle. It pours a small, beige head over a dark brown body with a reddish hue. Dried fruits, coffee, some chocolate and berries on the nose. Roasted flavor with coffee, chocolate and dried fruits. Lacks on bitterness all the way. Full-bodied and dry, a bit hard on the carbonation. Far from bad, but not a winner in my book. Too one dimensional. 111125

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (13485) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Very dark brown/red with small beige head. Aroma is . Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, little coffee, bitter, little sweet, little water and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14930) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Winter Tasting Part ?, (Late 2011). Pours dark brown nearly black with a creamy bubbly head. Vague roast, ashes and caramel. Medium bodied. Decent and tasty.

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