Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Stout
York, England


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2044) - Cambridge, 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.

   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 it’s not particularly intense. Finishes distinctly dry. Not at all bad, and undeniably pleasantly drinkable, but, like many Rudgate beers, it’s a bit too conservative and "safe" for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16708) - 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. It’s fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1865) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5756) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
20th Dec 2014: half-pint cask, The Crown Inn Oakengates. Poured a deep black with a good tanned blanket of foam on top. Chocolate all the way with this brew, very pleasant and semi-sweet from the start, chocolate maltiness and not much else, but I really liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from Booths Penrith. Pours a fairly thick black. Slightly rubbery aroma, the chocolate comes through quite well and the body is smooth and full. The roast malt lurks subtly in the background throughout, but becomes more obvious on the tongue late on. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (10675) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
Cask, third pint at Mr Foley’s in Leeds. Creamy, tan-coloured head blanketing the glass. Almost black in body appearance. Caramel and liquorice on the nose, semi-dry. Dark chocolate, wood and caramel flavours. Soft on the swallow. Appreciated (08.07.2014).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierocker (25) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Brownish black with a white head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste of malts and a hint of coffee. Nice stout but not much chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Cask at The Falcon, Battersea on 29 March 2013. Poured black, with a thin, but dense tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, treacle and burnt sugar. Good, full mouth feel. Dark chocolate flavour, with some sticky fruit and coffee. Finish was burnt malt, cocoa and molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (1971) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
o,5l fles meegebracht uit York. Donker bruin, met een beperkte witte kraag. Aroma is duidelijk cacao met geroosterde mout op de achtergrond. Smaak is mooi bitter, mondgevoel is tikkeltje dun, nasmaak is redelijk vol.

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