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Brewed by Sadlerís
Style: Stout
Stourbridge, England

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Cask and bottle conditioned; Regular.
Brewed with raw cocoa, vanilla pods, flaked oats, wheat and a complex blend of beautifully dark malts.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
The vanilla comes through strongly on the nose with some toasty notes. Pours black as yer íat with a thin head. The flavour is very nice - balanced dark notes of cocoa and hickory threaded with sweet vanilla and buttery cereals. Finish is warming and sweet with just a little earthy bitterness comes through.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3580) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
Poured a dark mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is rich bitter and slightly alcoholic. The flavour is big bitter, with loads of liqourice and somewhat creamy. A super beer and highly drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4292) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
Bottle shattered from Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, cerial. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
Are the words íMud Cityí a tromp líoeil? I hope they are when Dom is discussing his beery member. Some choc, and a little dark fruit, nice, a classic I know. Yes. Pixies.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1420) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle. Black with red hues in light, no lasting head. Aroma of powdered cocoa and roasted malt. The taste is of roasted malts, chocolate and some dark fruits. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. A very nice stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (2967) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
Stout with a noticeable strength and feels heavy in the palate, but its mild roasted aroma and mild chocolatey flavour are not compromised.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Badger85 (5) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
Very nice stout. Chocolate, vanilla and oats. Tasty. Had it on from the cask. Creamy head with a rich chocolate Hit. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (2125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle from Co-op Erdington; pours dark black small beige head, chocolate aroma, tastes is predominately chocolate with some plums hint of vanilla roast malts quite thin mouthfeel, but overall a decent inexpensive stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2012
Better than I thought, but not as good as I wanted. How often is that the case? Wife says lacks depth but not sure if that was me or the beer. I was in the mood for something localish, been listening to a bit of Sabbath tonight and it seemed suitable. Not that Aston is Stourbridge but hey, Iím boring myself now so Iím off to do something else.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle from Beers Of Europe, Kingís Lynn
Black color with generous head. Pleasing aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and cream. Good body, round mouthfeel; very good chocolate flavor, creamy; the final is just a bit drier and metallic.
Overall a very good beer.


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