Brewed by Sadler’s
Style: Foreign Stout
Lye, England


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Cask and bottle conditioned; Regular.
Brewed with raw cocoa, vanilla pods, flaked oats, wheat and a complex blend of beautifully dark malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5467) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
500ml dark bottle, filtered. A sweet and pleasant strong (or "Foreign") stout or dark beer. This has rich flavours - not overdone, just gently playing around in the mouth. Some raspberry, , some almond, some coconut, faint milk chocolate. Modest late bitterness. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mzaar (2415) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Flaska. Svart öl med ett fluffigt moccafärgat skum. Dofter av kakao, kaffe och vanilj. Vaniljen är mer framträdande i smaken. Tyvärr - vanilj i öl är inget jag går igång på. Där finns också choklad, kaffe och rostad malt. Rund och mjuk munkänsla. Något för tunn kropp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sarauckelman (327) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Dark thick black, with creamy head that lingers. Love beers that look like this. Aroma of malt and coffee, and a bit of smokiness. Thick bitter flavor, very hoppy, finishing almost with a bit of burn. It’s a bit too astringent for my mouth, both taste and palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (504) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Very dark brown, not totally opaque. Creamy tan head. Aroma is mainly cocoa. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Has a little twist of cocoa on the finish. The vanilla is barely present. I don’t find that in the aroma. Medium body. Very drinkable and mellow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LED40 (91) - SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bought from my local discount store having never heard of the beer before. Pleasantly surprised with my purchase, roasted malts and liquorice aroma with a very dark appearance with thin off white head. Taste is hops, bitter, roasted malt, caramel, vanilla and dark chocolate. The body is full and complex - overall very happy with this and I will seek it out again. A fine example of a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2014
Svart kropp med ljust brunt högt skum. Rostade toner, chocklad och kaffe. Bra balans i smaken. Fyllig kropp i förhållande till ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnandDenise (18) - Runcorn, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Well this was a pleasant surprise. Actually picked it up in "B&M bargains" which to our non-British friends is a discount shop. Bought it for not very much and very glad I did. Very deceptive and does not taste its strength, so beware ! Nice and smooth, hint of licorice and vanilla and not to sweet, making it very supable. Me thinks I’ll be popping back for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2648) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle from B & M Bargains, Stretford Mall, Manchester [181114]
Dark caramel brown, clear, big fizzy head that dissipates to nothing, then flat as a pancake
Aroma of mellow roast, dark malts, some dark cocoa, vanilla, dab of sweet dark chocolate, hint of brown bread
Taste of mellow roast, some dark malts, dab of brown bread, alcohol well hidden, soft coffee, dark chocolate, but the flavour is quite weak for a 6.6% beer
Palate - Almost no carb, quite thin, fairly sweet palate. Finish as main flavour, soft sweet dark malts
Overall - Doesn’t taste 6.6%, but expected something richer flavoured and more full bodied for that strength. I’m sure this would be better on cask.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
olsvammel (4942) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 Sample at SBWF 2014. Malty smell with chocolate, caramel and bready malts. Similar taste, sweet and with a nutty flavour. Re-rated on bottle. Way to much metal and ink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sjohnh (594) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
I like vanilla flavours in a stout, but there is too much of it here for me. Some cereal and coffee as well, but too little roasted malt and bitterness. Doesn’t quite work.

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