Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Stout
York, England


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RATINGS: 53   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2570) - 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 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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2328) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 15, 2012
Damn you benjii! Bottle from trembling madness. Pours dark brown with spicy dark choc aroma. Flavourful chocolate, gentle carbonation, malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle and Booths, Keswick. A black beer with rich milk chocolate flavours, a creamy mouthfeel and slight coffee and chocolate notes on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25327) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6344) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4753) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7293) - 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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