Brewed by Beeston
Style: Dry Stout
Kings Lynn, England


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.

This beer was originally created and brewed by Andy Mitchell at the Spectrum Brewery. He has now passed the secret recipe to Beeston Brewery, so that the legend of this strong black stout continues.
Strong, dark, luscious & notorious. Our multi-award winning beer. Probably the best vegan beer in Britain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrat (1334) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2008 Gravity At The Ipswich Winter Festival.Black in colour,nice head.They were mulling this,so it caught my attention and I thought I would try it.Malt and hot chocolate aroma,warm roasted chocolate and fruit flavours.With the strength and heat it was like a hot chocolate toddy.A strange and nice experience at the same time.Bottle,like an old ale with a vinious twang to it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tombyars (1595) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2012
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in May 2008. Cask, gravity dispense. Mahogany black in colour with a thin buff tan head. Superb aroma of sticky sweet banoffee pie, which is long in thick intensity. Seductive, creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex gives a huge malty whack of Belgian chocolate, rum soaked raisins, which then give way to soft caramel and overipe bananas. Very little in the way of hop resins detected but sherry soaked black cherries are present in the alcoholic aftertaste. Finish is a battle royal between fruit and caramel with vinous malt booming in the mouth. A fantastic Dry Stout and this was beer of the festival for me. Worth making the effort seeking this out in cask , highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (17337) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2007
Cask gravity at GBBF 2007. Black/very dark brown with lasting dark beige head. Rather a nice roasted fruity aroma. That’s a good beer. Lovely powdery/grainy mouthfeel. Very good and I loved it. Easy drinking for a 6% beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
chocolate and coffee aromas from a pitch black body with a white head. Thick chocolate goodness! some licorice in the finish! excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 2. Pours dark brown with a big, light tan head. Dark malts galore in the aroma, some mild tang, light dark fruits. Sweet flavor - really good! Brown sugar, toffee and caramel, moderate roast. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, good balance, mild dry roast malts, dark fruit, mild toffee. Very drinkable and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2004
Cask conditioned at the Ipswich Beer Festival 2004. Black (= very dark brown) colour. EXTREMELY fruity aroma and flavour for a stout. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee too. Interesting beer, very good. And it’s vegan, for those who care.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2005
Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A black stout with a good tan coloured head. The aroma is roasty and there are big coffee smells too. The taste is very mellow with all the usual flavours you would expect from a dry stout combining together excellently. Of course the extra alcohol which brings it to 6% is a welcome bonus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2008
Cask at Paisley Beer Festival 2008 ... Deep black ... chocolate nose ... loads of roast malts some chocolate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoozyBugger (15) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2008
Tasted at Chelmsford beer festival 08. Rich full malty flavour Very chocolaty finish. Dangerously drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1567) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
A dark brown to black coloured beer with a thickish mocha coloured head. A rich roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate and nutty, then vinous dark fruits. Full mouthfeel. A bittersweet malt taste, the nutty and chocolate elements come through, which is followed by a slightly sour, vinous dark fruit flavour, that lasts into the finish. Bottle purchased from the Dobbies garden centre, Hardwick Retail Park, King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

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