Brewed by Rhymney
Style: Stout
Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Wales


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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!

SilkTork's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5231) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - MAR 23, 2012
500ml brown glass bottle from Tesco, Swansea. Good roasty notes in aroma and flavour. Coffee grounds. Watery texture. Steam train coal smoke. A pleasant beer. Quite clean in this filtered bottle version. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4672) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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 (4598) - 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 (2113) - 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 (1514) - 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 (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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 (1439) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7958) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2013
bottle from somewhere in Wales. Deep brown, almost black, creamy beige head. Chocolatey, hints of coffee - stout like and quite full-bodied with a nice malty sweetness to balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Essex (51) - Cardiff, WALES - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - DEC 8, 2012
Surprising! This is really quaffable and very enjoyable. Medium bodied, light carbonation, very chocolate malt as the predominant flavour with hints of vanilla and coal smoke. Nice one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3340) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2012
Head medium, body black. It smells chocolate a little bit cherry-chocolate. Taste is a bit chocolate, sweet, a little bit chocolate-cherry, roasty. Ok 10/10/10/11/-/10

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