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Spire Sgt. Pepper Stout

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Brewed by Spire
Style: Stout
Chesterfield, England

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Sgt. Pepper Stout is a full-bodied stout laced with black pepper (yes, it really does have freshly ground black pepper!) which is complemented by a generous spicy hop balance. A mixture of Maris Otter pale malt, Amber malt and Pale Chocolate malt are all used along with a traditional addition of Northern Brewer & Fuggle hops which give an assertive hop balance to the brew. What else could it be called other than ‘Sgt. Pepper’… it’s almost as if The Beatles named their song especially for it…. A distinctively different take on stout, this ‘big’ beer is proving to be extremely popular.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
13th May 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, few tan bubbles for a head. Palate is light and crisp. Lightly sour Dr Pepper fruits kick off, light seltzer. Some peppery spice. Light dry finish. An odd stout but tasty and pretty drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PaulW (98) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Pours deep an dark with a thin lacing which is slightly beige. The aroma is wood smoke and dark chocolate. After an initial taste of same the hops come through and are a little astringent but that seems to add to the ashen quality. The finish is a little spicy with a definite warming hint...that’ll be the pepper then. Full bodied even at 5.5% and a sip and savour beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (447) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 2, 2013
Cask@Kavanaghs. Jet black pour, decent tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, bitter coffee, chicory, black pepper, smoky bbq. Taste: smoky, meaty, sweet from the malty/fruit sweetness. Pepper in abundance. Hint of "old" coffee. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2658) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 1, 2013
Cask. Appearance: Pitch black, mocha head. Aroma: wow, black pepper, chocolate, coffee that’s sat on the warmer all day, jerky, meat, smokey. Smells great. Flavour:Sour, old coffee, chicory, tangy, lots of spicy black pepper, a little salty with a long coffee finish.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Got a small glass of this from a bottle a friend brought back from England. Dark black, standard stout appearance. Smell of strong black pepper and nothing else, not good. The flavor was pure black pepper, overwhelming and disgusting. This was one of the worst beers I have tasted in my life, so bad. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-07-2012 16:19:19

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1344) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Cask at Three Tuns, Dronfield - a good solid, meaty stout, with a good smoky taste. looks good with the black body and lasting tan head, but not much of the promised pepper. Good. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ng9beermonkey (43) - ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Peppery obviously, dry, ok at first but had had enough by the end. Not for me I’m afraid

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1348) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2012
Tasted this at the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in April 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a open white head. Strong overpowering aroma of black pepper. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a vague maltloaf base with beef olive spices to the fore. Hop resins compliment the pepper in the aftertaste surprisingly well. Warm tingling flavour of spice through to the finish. Never a classic session stout though - one is enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2011
Sheffield. Black with small but firm brown head. Sweet malty aroma, with some choclated, roasted notes and licorice. Flavour is more itnense than the aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate, quite bitter. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2011
Off tap at the three tuns chesterfield. Pours thick and dark with a small white head. A nice tingle of pepper on the tongue not too much. Served a bit too cold for much more flavour.


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