Brewed by Redwillow
Style: Stout
Macclesfield, England


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A rich, complex oyster stout, inky black with a hint of the sea

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - NOV 9, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Cheshire Beeriodical, Seven Stars, Bristol October 2012. Near black with a decent, off-white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, liquorice and roated malts. Flavour had more chocolate, a hint of dark fruits and lingering, dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roast malts, chocolate, taste is roasted, chocolate, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle from port sunlight beer festival. Black cola like beer with small head that reduces to nothing. Aroma is sweet and slightly roasted malts. Taste is lightly roasted malts, sweet, some ash and a little chocolate. Medium bodied with a little carbonation. Decent beer, just lacking any real razzmatazz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7836) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is big roasted malt, light caramel malt. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light smoky malt bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Black good tan head. Aroma is choc roasted malts taste same nice sweet lactose milk good smokey roasted notes nice bitter finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Great stout this sweet enough to be a sweet stout for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden, London. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Sweet, milk chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, sweet, milk chocolate, quite thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Darkest black with a frothy fading tan head. Aroma is nice sweet milk chocolate, touch of coffee, licorice. Flavour bitter coffee, chocolate grows a little, low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
330ml botlle bought in January 2013 at The House of Trembling Madness Shop in York. Oily pour. Shiny naked surface. Deep, all-black body. No lacing. Dark malty nose. Malty base added by salt and sweet liquorice. A bland twist of malt bitterness to the ending. Rather flat in the mouth. Medium bodied. Alright, had expected more though (shared with Finn, Tromsø 05.03.2014).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Flaske 0,33 l. Spandert av Rune og delt under seanse i WCveien 5 Mar 14. Svart. 0 skum. Aroma av mørk frukt & litt sjokolade. Smaken forsiktig røstet maltmed innslag av tung frukt. Myk munnfølelse. Blir litt anonym.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgajdaczewa (1715) - Katowice, POLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Smaczny, acz niecodzienny stout. W aromacie sporo kawy, lekka nuta kwaskowa, poza tym niezidentyfikowane nuty sosu sojowego wzmagający pełnię. W smaku dość pełne, jak na stouta mocno wysycone, przeważa kawa, lekkie nuty czekoladowe, intensywny kawowo słonawy finisz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9670) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle from ’Jacks’ Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, consumed at home Monday 30th December 2013 Pours black with a few bubbles skitting across the top. Smooth and very easy drinking, a little roasty with some coffee. I don’t get any ’hint of the sea’ it’s just a nice stout. Tasty. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

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