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Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Stout
York, England

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Maily available bottled. Has been seen in cask.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2062) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 23, 2013
Cask @ Haymarket, Edinburgh [200312]
Very dark brown, ruby red edges on glass, thin tan head, good lacing
Aroma of soft roasted malts, hint of chocolate, bit of coffee
Taste as aroma, dark malts, soft roast, some mocha coffee, only hint of chocolate
Palate - Medium body, good mouthfeel. Finish has some soft bitter coffee.
Overall - Not getting much chocolate, still a fairly good stout. Best named just ’York Stout’

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with little head. Aromas are earthy coffee with blackberry and medicinal, herbal notes. Smoky with some dark chocolate. Flavours are roast malts with cola and dark chocolate bitterness. Nutty with some citrus bitterness and a dry finish. Subtle chocolate, overall but a decent dry stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear very dark brown near dark, good tan head, sweet roasted malt aroma, good quality chocolate stout, bitter finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear dark red brown colour with a average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, cacoa, light vanilla. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120503]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1478) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle from ASDA Harrogate. Black body. Mid tan medium head. Roast nose, oats, tiniest *hint*of chocolate. Maybe a smidgen of chocolate malt. Bitter. Very dry finish. My suspicion is that this is an accountant’s beer, as I can’t imagine a relatively good brewer like Rudgate messing up so badly. If this had just been labelled "stout", then fine. But when this is labelled "Chocolate Stout", it is very disappointing to get so little chocolate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3596) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle, from Asda Hull. Jet black, thin but lasting off white head and moderate condition. Initial roasted barley in the nose with a developing sweet chocolate note laced with a muted fruity berry aroma. Quite bitter in the mouth, with dry, roasted barley notes and a faint bitter chocolate powder note. Mostly lingering dry bitter roasted barley in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
500ml bottle. Beige-capped black becoming headless. Buttered charcoal, blackened fudge, Toffos and coal dust aroma. Burnt wood, burnt paper taste with black cherry, toffee and briny hints; some iron, burnt toast. A bit thin and lacking condition but pleasant enough.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (686) - - JUL 18, 2012
Cask. Dark ruby, lingering beige head. Smores in the nose and taste. A nice rich butter quality that goes well with the milk chocolate characteristic. Light bitterness on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theatmosphere (50) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
Recently launched, brilliantly full body and just the right bitterness of rich dark chocolate. Impressive, but not something I could drink too often.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20252) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Rubyish red7black colour with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, mild toasted and caramelly notes. Flavour is dark fruits, wood toffee, mild old black coffee as well as some roasted notes.


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