Brewed by Quantock Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Taunton, England


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sound67 (641) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
[GBBF 2016, Olympia] - Quantock Stout, 4.5%. Dunkelbraun, fast schwarz. Schmale, luftige Schaumkrone. Kräftiges Aroma nach Kaffee und dunkler Schokolade. Minimal Vanillin. Mitteldichte Textur, noch minimal wässrig. Im Antrunk Röstmalze, sehr dominierend. Trocken und moderat bitter. Zur Mitte etwas vanilliger, aber immer noch sehr deutlich kaffeeartig und trocken, in den Abgang hinein etwas säuerlich. Oxidierter Kaffee, hauptsächlich. Langer Nachhall, ebenfalls säuerlich, trocken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16669) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Cask at GBBF ’16, day one, 09/08/16. Dark mahogany brown with a beige head. Nose is roast malt, chocolate dusting, toffee, biscuit, light charr. Taste comprises tangy dark fruits, liquorice, light cocoa rub, pinch of spice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, moderately drying close. Adequate stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3564) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Medium intense, dark, toasted malts, dark chocolate, light sour. Clear, very dark brown, spare, frothy, beige head. Heavy bitter. Intense, roasted malts, bitterness continues, almost a bit harsh, yet then it’s fairly light in body and texture, flat carbonation. Just about an OK Stout, yet feels quite imbalanced, too bitter and weird sour notes in the aroma. Cask at GBBF16, Olympia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (13677) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2016
Sampled @ GBBF day 1. Very dark brown to black color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, quite some dark roasted malts, malt bitter, lightly iron. Hmm ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (16468) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016
Gbbf. Sehr dunkel orange braunes Bier. Geruch schokoladig süß malzig. Geschmack schokoladig röstmalzig, wenig Kaffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8934) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016 09/08/2016. An opaque black chestnut brown coloured pour with a loose dirty tan head . Aroma is black malts, toasted pine, citrus hop, American c hop,. Flavour is composed of woody charred malts, bitter pine needle toasted earthy malts. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation, slightly thin. Potential black ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3132) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Gravity at Newtfest 2016. Mahogany with a cream head. Nice moccha aroma. The taste has lots of coffee and chocolate too. A little light spice. Nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4458) - BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle generously donated by Jeremy and brought to me by Sabine, cheers! Slow gusher upon opening. Towering high, foamy, moussy and very dense, pale beige, lacing head, slowly receding over an opaque black beer which turns out to be a very dark yellow brown in the end. Initially not very stout-like, yet pleasant nose of blackberry, raw rhubarb, redcurrant, fresh orange or even lemon and other fruity odours mingling with the basic, in this case rather subdued aromas of caramel, candi syrup, old bitter chocolate bars and faint coffee grounds, with further spicy (partially phenolic and partially hoppy) hints of mint, fresh ginger, flowers and liquorish. Crisp, refreshing onset of blackberry and redcurrant sourishness mixed with fig sweetishness and a subtle leathery and meaty umami touch, sparkling carbo but softening after a while. Middle phase has nutty and toasted malts, restrainedly sweetish but most of all bittering and mouth-coating, with a very oily, slick mouthfeel; a drying, sourish and deeply bittering, almost ’ashy’ roastedness takes over and dominates the finish, where, all the way in the end, it is reinforced with a spicy hop bitterness yielding some herbal and floral aromas retronasally and lasting quite long; the initial, soft, dark berry sourishness also lingers for a long time. Has more body than expected from a 4.5% ABV beer even if it is a stout; the yeasty effects in the nose distract a bit from the malts but somehow make this stout more interesting and individual than it would have been if a cleaner yeast strain would have been used. The effect is almost that of a Belgian stout... Still recognizably Anglo-Saxon though, and definitely a fine, refreshing, aromatic example of a dry stout. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3973) - 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 (1580) - 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.

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