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Rudgate York Chocolate Stout

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Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Stout
York, England

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

A deeply rich and satisfying premium stout with complex balanced flavours and a warm subtle chocolate finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (768) - SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Black beer with a decent beige head. Aroma and taste are both mild chocolate and malt, and the flavour adds a whack of hop to. Quite light for a chocolate stout but very drinkable all the same.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (394) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Nicely done stout quite dry chocolate there but not in your face some roastiness and well balanced bottle at home slightly thin body

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2463) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Cask at Land of Liberty Peace and Plenty, Chorleywood, Herts. A black coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Chocolate, caramel aroma. Tastes chocolate, caramel, slightly dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (1070) - ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Cask. Jet black with a good solid mid tan head. Nose is very much creamy chocolate. In the mouth, its a light creamy chocolate. Not too heavy in taste or texture. Pleasant, but Iíd enjoy a little more flavour on the chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1871) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
From cask at Cellar Bar, Batley, with KL and LH 09.05.15. Black. Dense beige head and lacing. Fine aroma of chocolate and medium dark malt. Also a hint of liquorice, lingering on in aftertaste. Parhaps a bit waterish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Cask at the Goose, Bracknell. Deep mahogany with a loose beige head; bitter chocolate aroma; dry, with a pleasantly chocolately taste and a lactic body; and a reasonable amount of bitterness. Quite satisfying.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (1462) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle from the Blue Glass, Bedford. Consumed in my ex-home with my ex-wife. Very dark brown, barely translucent. Milk chocolate, slightly yeasty aroma. Taste is sweet, chocolately and malty. Incredible finish: thick chocolate with a hoppy bitter twist. An amazing chocolate beer, and one by which many standards should be set.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Cask (gravity dispense) at Reading Beer Festival, day 2 on 3 May 2012. Dark brown, not black, with a ruby tinge. Some dry, powdery chocolate here but itís not particularly intense. Finishes distinctly dry. Not at all bad, and undeniably pleasantly drinkable, but, like many Rudgate beers, itís a bit too conservative and "safe" for my taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15317) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2015. Black beer lasting tan head. Some chocolate. Some sting on the finish. Itís fine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1694) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Cask at Travelers Inn, Apperknowle - Jet black body, thick lacing beige head. Nose is dark chocolate, cocoa beans and a general amount of smokiness. Taste has a bitter chocolate feel to it, rather dry, with a lasting finish. Quite a moderate body, not as slick as would hoped, but nice nonetheless.


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