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Saltaire Liquorice Stout

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Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Stout
Shipley, England

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Special;
This beer has been brewed exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival and is a smooth stout with a rich aroma of roasted malts, while hints of treacle and liquorice add sweetness and depth to the flavour, balanced by a tangy hop finish.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wimpyjoe (4359) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Disappointing stout which is understated from its tasting notes description.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 01/04/2011 Some roast aroma. Beige head. Black a little rich and smooth on the palate. Hoppy and fruity with a hint of bitterness in a dry liquorice flavoured finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton. A black beer with a thick off-white head and lacing. A fairly thin, partly sweet aroma. Decent in the mouth with light roast and a touch of bitterness. Liquorice, chocolate and a bit of veg. It’s OK.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14976) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2011
cask at goal house jdw ... dark black ... thin tan head ... licorice and roast malt nose ... soft roast malts ... huge licorice ... soft roast ... hint of coffee

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Knights Templar (JDW), Bristol 16/04/2011. Near black with a thin, tan head. Aroma of big roasted malts with a touch of chocolate. Full mouth feel, with the flavour dominated by charcoal, with a touch of some chocolate and liquorice before a dryish finish. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2114) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2011
Cask at Baker Street Wetherspoons, London. Black coloured pour with a medium beige head. Roasty, liquorice aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, slight liquorice but not much, slight coffee. Smooth and easy to drink, a nice stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8258) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2011
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are dark chocolate with rich coffee and some smoky, meaty notes. Soy sauce with burnt, woody aspects. Flavours are dry and woody with peat and sweet chocolate and blackberry. Salty soy notes with a dry roast finish. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3897) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2011
Hand pulled at the Briar Rose, Birmingham. Full, balanced, sweet, dry. Ashy. Really nice actually. Couldn’t taste much liqorice, but that’s a blessing as I hate the stuff. Mad eh?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2011
The Baron. Pretty much pitch with a dirty, lowdown tan collar. Beef crisps, chocolate malt and roasted aubergine aroma. Flavour is impressive; burnt but oozingly lactic with melted Cadbury’s, zero liquorice, burnt wood and a delicate, retronasal smoked meat and onion sauce note like a rauch. There is a tang of hop but pretty much completely buried by mellow roastedness- good. Thick, dusty and lingering. Right up there with the Cairngorm Roggen and Butcombe for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1541) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2011
Cask, JDW, Carlisle. One of the best beers of the recent JDW fest, no surprise, coming from Saltaire, mind. Fine black beer, with a good roast aroma. Very fresh and clean on the palate, didn’t get too much of the liquorice, but there was the faintest hint in there. Loved the hoppy bitter finish, veered it ever so slightly towards black IPA!


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