Brewed by Quantock Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Taunton, England


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6472) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
dark brown with minimal beige head. Aroma is dark roasty tangy with red berries and caramel. Taste is also dark and tangy with low red berries and toffee. Medium bodied win OK carbonation. Overall, Nice one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (1364) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle shared with D&C at the 1st Ipswich bottle share (West Country themed). Poured black with a very small beige colour head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, malty. Light sweetness, quite heavy bitterness. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation. Finish is dry and bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The aroma is rich, soft, bitter- sweet, roasted malt and chocolate powder. The taste is bitter, roasted malt, lots of charred wood, burnt toast, liquorice and some astringency with a very dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Too burnt and astringent in my opinion. I had hoped for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sound67 (698) - 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 (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 (3587) - 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 (14103) - 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 (17008) - 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 (9252) - 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 (3200) - 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.

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