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Brewed by Red Squirrel
Style: Stout
Hemel Hempstead, England

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask: Occasional.
A dark smooth American Stout based on a recipe from San Francisco.


maeib's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - NOV 5, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Harp London 30/10/12. A black beer with a whitish head. Bitter roasty coffee in the mouth with a veggy note and decent hop levels.. The nose has hops and light roast. Pretty good.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1224) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
Gravity at St Albans Beer Festival 2013. Slightly thin off black appearance. A very chocolatey soft version of a stout, with a hint of vanilla. Lacking in bitterness and roastiness. Really didn’t know what to make of this beer - West Coast of where?? Expecting a full flavoured stout and didn’t get it, if I’d approached it as dark chocolatey mild it would have hit the spot well - having realised this I enjoyed the second half of my glass a lot more than the first half!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3365) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Cask at the St Albans beer festival 2013. Dark caramel red in colour with a loose cream head. Aroma is feet vanilla berry and oak. Light palate. Flavour is raisin nutty malt. Slight chalk. Body is too light for a stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
29th November 2012
The Hope, Carlshalton. Opaque black beer, good pale tan head. Palate is light and airy and smooth with very fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, mildly tangy. A little lactose and smooth coffee. Mild tangy dark fruits. Semi dry finish. Just a nice stout in very good condition.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5229) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Creamy and very pleasant chocolate accented dark beer. Soft bitterness in the finish. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2105) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2011
Cask at the Old Fountain. Black coloured with beige head. Aroma is bit of coffee and a bit of chocolate. Bit oaty too. Taste is very creamy, nice milky chocolate. Very smooth. Everything you would expect from a beer like this and nothing that unusual, but still very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3848) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2011
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Very smooth, slightly boiled sweet fruity Stout. Not big on crunch or charcoal/coffee flavours. Certainly nice to drink, but not a maniac.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16920) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2011
Cask @ Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma with some hoppy hints. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor with some citrus hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11319) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2010
Cask at the Wenlock Arms, London. Pours cloudy black with a white head. Dark malt aroma, faint roast. Lightly sweet with some tobacco and roast, very little bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes dry, chalky and lightly roasty, with some cocoa. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2010
(Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London, 6 Aug 2010) Very dark brown colour, almost black, with frothy beige head. Roasted, malty nose with coffee, liquorice and a hint of citrus. Roasted, malty taste with notes of chocolate, dark bread and a touch of citric hops in the finish. Rather light body, mainly dry. Well balanced and tasty stout. Nice one.


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