Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Stout
Reading, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2009
A very nice looking beer with an underwhelming flavor. I expected more malt backbone that this beer has. Decent, just much better options out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4438) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from Morrisson in Newport shared with McTapps. Classic and fine Stout with rye, some roasted malt and decent sourness towards the end. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (4439) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons in Newport. Pours out in a deep black colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of torf, malt and coffee beans. Taste of roasted malt, barley, straw, nuts, torf, peat and light chocolate. Dry finsih. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2249) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle from morrisons. Black cola like beer with small head. Aroma of chocolate, ash and roasted malts. Taste is ash, a little chocolate, lactose androasted malts. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2280) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Actually a nice beer. Poured with a smallish light tan head and some lace. Aroma is dark malt roast dark pipe tobacco, coffee dark cocoa. Flavor is like aroma very well-balanced between bitter sweet and tangy super easy drinking beer. Excellent body. Like to have more of these. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2712) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys. Appearance: very dark ruby red, tiny brown head. Aroma: copper, grain, pepper, a little smoke. Interesting. Flavour: tobacco, smoke, bacon, pepper, hint of chocolate, woody. Long chocolate and bacon finish. Weird but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Deep ruby with a small cream head. Interesting taste. There are some definite popcorn notes in there. Also toast, some fruitiness and a little spice. Fairly tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (294) - - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle from sainsburys. Opaque black ale with a short lived head some particles in the ale. Nice aroma of smoky liquorice. Taste is slightly sweet and bitter. Advertised as a ’black ale’ so will forgive it a slightly thin body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5084) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2014
On cask at Churchkey, pours a watery amber with some sudsy, white head. Nose has some caramel apple, candy, a little spice, mild nail polish. Flavor is lightly sweet, some apple, some nail polish, cotton candy. Watery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Bottle at home. First beer from this brewer for me. Dark brown with a thin fading to nothing pale grey head. Aroma of treacle toffee, wood, smoke, coffee. Bit thin and drank like a mild!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
husk2240 (10) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
Meanwhile, differences in quality between Sam Smith and Ridgeway just don’t seem to register with beer geeks, who don’t understand English beer in the first place, and won’t generate any excitement for it that might get noticed in the mainstream. (I wonder how much whiskey-infused stuff the geeks are buying now, by the way.)

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