Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Stout
York, England


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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.

maeib's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - 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 itís reasonably tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexi91 (349) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Snifter. Supplier: Corks Of Cotham (Bristol). Nose is sweet with hints of berry. Pours a murky black with little head. Taste quickly focuses into burnt wood. Comparatively thin body. A good winter beer for a cold night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (801) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (510) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2585) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (1117) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2265) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 From cask at Cellar Bar, Batley, on The Transpennine Real Ale Trail 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5396) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (1663) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7512) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15793) - 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.

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