Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Stout
York, England


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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6496) - 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.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (11420) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
Cask at the Swan, Hammersmith, 15/06/13. Clear dark mahogony brown with a light tan head. Nose is chocolate, dark malts, light roast. Taste comprises chocolate, dark fruits, dark malt, plums. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dryish dark fruit infused finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump White Horse London 03/05/13. A dark dark ruby coloured beer with a whitish head. A sweet and nutty beer. Some roasty malt and a bitter aftertaste. Chocolate gives it some sweetness and makes it feel a little un stout like. Feels a bit powdery like this kind of beer can but it’s reasonably tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (16169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2013
cask at greyfriars ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft toffee roast ... dark malts lll chewy roast ... heavy malts ... rich chocolate ... deep solid malts ... little too much puff candi ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (759) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
Cask handpump at the Magpie, London. Very good looking pint, black with a small creamy tan head. Bitter chocolate aroma. Creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VintageViking (42) - - APR 5, 2013
Bottle, bought from Yorks’ Evil Eye Lounge. Pours dark brown. Taste and aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, and a touch of coffee. Dry, and quite thin-bodied. We drank it with venison steaks - a really good match.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (4653) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
Cask st the falcon. Clspham. Dark caramel ruby red. Thin light tan head. Manure choc aroma. Choc roast flavour. Earthy hop. A little thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2388) - 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’

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8641) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3382) - 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

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