Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Stout
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5970) - Helsinki, - FEB 5, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 24.09.2009
Aroma has licorice, well roasted malt and coffee notes. Flavour has pleasant roastiness, licorice and some dark chocolate. Finishes with ash, coffee notes and hints of cocoa. Some may find the malt here way too roasted, but I seem to enjoy even this level of roastiness. Palate could be more rich though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2480) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
4/13/2012. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruit aromas. Similar flavors leading to a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (350) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2014
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 25/01/16. Pours clear dark brown liquid, minimal tan head, Aroma: sweet, red fruits, orange peel, roasty, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, dry, roasty notes, smoked notes - sausage, red fruits, biscuits, fruity sweetness, Palate: medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, long bitter- roasty aftertaste. Overall: very good, very drinkable, roasty, smoked, fruity. Enjoyed. Could be well paired with food.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
christhoel (195) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Dark brown with red tinges and a small tan head. Chocolatey and slightly medicinal aroma with a hint of coffee. Fairly smooth taste with coffee, roasted malt and some plain chocolate notes. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrepintado (1570) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 6, 2014
50cl botle thanks to a friend. Dark brown color. Beige head. Medium body. Aroma is roasted, coffee, light fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewC (333) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
A bottle over a year past it’s best-by date. This is really quite nice. Soft in the mouth. Pitch black. Heavy roasting and low hoping. No real aroma. A beer for a dark cold night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4587) - 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 (4589) - 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 (2388) - 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 (2294) - 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 (2732) - 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.

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