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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Bottle and keg: Filtered; Cask: Unfiltered.
Introduced August 1993.

British pale ale malt; Crystal, Chocolate and Black malts; Roasted barley;
Warrior, Cascade, Tettnang, Goldings hops;
warm fermenting English yeast.
OG 1052

A classic Irish stout. Full-bodied yet smooth and spectacular in appearance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Bargain at £1per bottle from Morrison’s. Looks like Guinness. Smells a bit like Guinness. Probably tastes slightly better than Guinness. Very chocolate(y), coffee(ish) and malty. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1156) - SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Really dark/black head disappears quickly. Roast malts are well to the fore on the nose and palate, has a good long finish. A well made, tasty stout, thoroughly enjoyed this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle, Morrisons, New Brighton. Poured nigh on black with a fair sized tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, molasses and choc. Dryish. Drinkable but a bit on the thin side and lacking any real va va voom.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tielord (70) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle taste september 2011, best before date on bottle :07/2011 Big nice tan head, coffee taste and aroma, some roastiness still present. Hope to taste again with a fresher bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (3380) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours black with a small head. Aroma is dry and roasty beef. Taste has roast to start and some beef in the finish. A bit watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle morrisons. Black colour tan head soon dissapates. Choc coffee aroma. Taste is coffee roasted malts and smoke. Thin quite watery body medium carbonation. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons in Hatch End. Poured a pitch black colour with a dense tan head, which rapidly dissipated. Aroma was quite sweet, with notes of vanilla and cocoa nibs, but with some roasted malt to balance. Mouth feel was pretty full, but the forceful carbonation slightly dulled the smoothness. Initial flavours of black syrup, liquorice and tobacco. Finish was burnt malt, earth and pine needles. Not a bad stout, but the force, soda like carbonation is a bit of a downer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1106) - SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Very dark beer with a thin, beige head. The aroma is toasted malt and a slight fruit edge. The flavour is an initial hit of tangy fruit and coffee-esque malt. The finish is surprisingly hoppy but it’s also a touch watery, which is a shame. A pleasant, drinkable beer but not one I’d rush back to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Pours black with a tan head. Subtle roast aromas. Creamy with flavor of milk chocolate. Very solid beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
355ml dark glass bottle. Filtered. Imported from USA by Marstons. Black body. Modest carbonation. Pleasant body - neither too thin nor too thick. There’s a fresh American oak aroma and taste with hints of vanilla. This is a smooth dark beer with restrained flavours, and a moderate through gently growing final bitterness. Attractive acidity lifts the experience, but on the whole, while pleasant, there’s not a lot here to get excited about.

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