Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Stout
York, England


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6587) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Gryphon, Bristol 1/3/2014. Jet black with a slight, off-white head. Big chocolate notes throughout, some toastiness and a dryish finish. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett. Black colour no head. Aroma slight chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is similar. Good body soft carbonation. Ok but would have liked a lot more chocolate hence the name!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (4960) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle from Booths. Very dark, no head. Has lots of chocolate malt in the nose and a light smattering in its taste, all in a fine body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
blokeley (7) - ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
The real cocoa shines through, and only a strong dark beer like a stout could take it. It works well and I’d have another!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1617) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle from Booth’s in Ripon. Pours very deep ruby, almost black with tan head. Bitter dark chocolate aroma and flavour with a dry burnt toast finish. A nice well balanced chocolate stout that is quite light and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Some soft chocolate and coffee vibes, cinnamon? Medium raisin or port vibes, light bitterness. Ok, not amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
(Bottle): Pours black with ruby tinges, off white head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, nuts. Flavour is chocolatey, coffee, roasted malt, slight bread notes. Very smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10878) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Cask conditioned at York Beer Festival ’13. Black with cream head. Quite a chocolate note to this beer, bitter and dark, some huskiness, some baked grain notes. Lasting on the palate, pretty reasonable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Pours a dark chocolate brown with soem ruby hints in the brightest light. Fizzy head dissipates quickly. Light roasted nose, with just a hint of chocolate. Nice roasted malt flavor, with hints of chocolate and toast. Medium mouthfeel. Holds flavor as it warms. A nice solid stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6374) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
Medium beige head doesn’t last. Nearly opaque black body goes deep dark brown at edges. Roasty dusty chocolate aroma with toast notes. Dry-sweet roasty chocolatey earth taste with toast and toffee notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry roasty chocolatey honey aftertaste with earthy rye crisp bread notes. Lovely. Highly drinkable, full of flavour, and complex. Very harmonic, too. (0.5l bottle, from House of Trembling Madness, York.)

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