Brewed by Rhymney
Style: Stout
Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask: Unfiltered; Bottle: Filtered.
A carefullly crafted beer, hopped with a true stout uppermost in our brewers mind. Mellow yet with a "Bite" that will only be fully appreciated on your second bottle!

Essex's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Essex (51) - Cardiff, - JAN 5, 2013
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark red/brown colour with a small head. Smells roasty and burnt. Tastes of very burnt malts, coffee in a very stout like way. Though it is also fairly watery and drinkable. A very quaffable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
canddw (100) - - JUL 16, 2015
Dark ruby with thin foam head and flat carbonation. Full chocolatey metallic nose. Taste has chocolate, bubblegum, grass, metal with a gentle bitterness throughout. Nice stout.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18706) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 3 - London. Pours clear, light brown with a frothy tan head. Well toasted biscuit flavor, light cocoa, some tangy and leathery fruits, a bit of earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation; OK carbonation. Some light roasted malts in the finish, forest fruits, toasted brown bread. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6574) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
500ml bottle from ASDA. Cola coloured with a small bubbly off-white head. Aroma is ashy, burnt toffee. Body is medium to light, watery, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is mild and sweet, soft ash, maybe some chocolate, not bitter but finishes dry. An easy drinker for people wanting to start getting in to dark beers (at least this was the role it played for me over 10 years ago). Still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a very dark ruby, with a thin off white head. Aroma of dark malts, dried fruit and burnt sugar. Berries and plums in the flavour, with some earthy grain. Fairly thin mouthfeel. Finish petered into nothingness; light burnt malt and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Cask @ The Gowlett, East Dulwich. Medium brown color with a pretty frothy light tan head. Red highlights. Pretty supple aroma. Toasted nut earthiness. Sweet caramel and cocoa. A bit of cherry and forest fruits. Slight red apple acidity. More smooth cocoa, chocolate malt. Dry finish. Light body, soft carbonation. Nothing much to this, but quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Cask at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. A dark reddish chestnut colour with a thin translucent head; chocolate malt aroma; sweet milky textrure with a deeply roasted, nutty malt taste with some chocolate in the background; the finish is dry with lingering Brazil nuts. Rather good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Cask@blackcountry arms, walsall. Black beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate and earthy charcoal. A little too watery. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Cask the Black Country arms Walsall. Ruby beer halo beige head. Aroma is roasted malts fruits coffee. Taste is similar nice biter finish. Medium body. Good stuff

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle on the train from Hereford to Inverness, thanks to SP, 18/10/13. Extremely dark mahogony brown with a moderate beige covering. Nose is roast malt, cardboard, earthy cocoa. Taste is a little subdued, dark fruit, toffee, light malt base. Medium to light bodied, a little watery, dry finale. Not great - lacks both depth and body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle on 31st July 2013. Dark brown with thin light brown head. Sweet malty aroma with roastiness. Coffee and caramel in-mouth. Swetish roasty finish with touches of spice. Light body and mouthfeel.

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