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85
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style
Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Dry Stout
Tadcaster, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nitro keg.


knickskicks' rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (1101) - - JUL 24, 2012
Cask. Big roasted malts in nose and taste. Some coffee. Prominent dry oakiness. Really bitter finish for the style.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2379) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2016
Draught at The Blue Posts, London. Pitch black with a small tan head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and spices. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3090) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Keg at The Cramond Inn. Dark brown body with a medium beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, raisin and plum. Flavour of wood and burnt toast. Medium body with a creamy texture. Soft fizz. A smooth, classy beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (751) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2016 Great stout nice lasting off white head great roastiness and rich coffee taste silky mouthfeel. Pint at the star rochdale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amhart88 (89) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2016
Coffee, dark chocolate aroma. Pitch black in colour with a smooth white head. Almost creamy palate, with a fine roasted bitterness in finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (3846) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Keg at the Olde Cheshire Cheese, black with a big beige foam, a little roasty coffee on the nose, palate is burnt-bitter and lightly milky, roasty but a little thin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (1124) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2015 Extremely dark brown to black colored, strong creamy lasting tan head. Aroma is very nice, roasted malt, barley and chocolate. Taste is low to medium sweet milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, dry bitter cocoa finish. Medium- bodied, soft carbonation, creamy. Excellent stuff! (on tap, Earl of Lonsdale, London)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Keg at The Colpitts, Durham, £2.20/pint. Black beer with a loose, foamy, cream-coloured head. The nose is muted but rich, with caramel, chocolate and light coffee, leading into a pleasant smoky caramel and chocolate flavour. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4354) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2015
Black, firm beige head. Roasted malts aroma, chocolate and coffee. Sweet flavour, malts, caramel, roasted malts. Rather dry, quite full body. Sweet finish.
(from draught @ Princess Louise, RBESG 2014, London)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Nonic. Supplier: King William Ale House (Bristol). Roasted nose. Deep black with foamy head. Barley taste gives way to smokiness. Thick body. As rich sd you’d like a stout to be.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (6557) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2015
Appearance: Black as the deepest dungeon. A nice big beige head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate and roasted dark malt.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet with an ok bitterness. Pleasant soft carbonation.
Taste: Lots of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.
Overall impression: Solid stuff. Very pleasant and balanced.
Personal stats: On tap at Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smith’s) (Fleet Street) in London, England


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