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


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LED40 (100) - 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 (2778) - 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 (5995) - 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 (753) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tselloufc88 (337) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Cask at Merchants, Rugby. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Taste is smooth, pretty alcoholic with a chocolate vanilla taste throughout. Pretty sweet finish. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AlbionOakley (32) - Poulton, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Not really to my taste. Overly strong flavoured, like Guinness original x100. Very alcoholic. Very thick and cloying couldn't drink more than one in an evening ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - AUG 2, 2014
scura schiuma media buona pwrsistenza naso cioccolato lieve dacao caniglia abdastanza morbida una nora erbaceo secchezza media amato non elavato discreta beva

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (1091) - SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Near-black red beer with a thin beige head. Chocolate, fruit and malt in the scent. Flavour is tangy berries, light chocolate and a toasted malt flavour which comes through stronger in the finish. Rather nice.

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