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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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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Pitch black colour, not much head, just a slight brown ring on the borders. Aroma is spicy, roasted malts and slightly coffeeish. Flavour is loads of spices, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Also some slight roasted malts. Really pleasant one, long spicy and roasted aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerViking (2288) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2008
Cask/gravity at Peterborough beer festival 2008. A big liquorice nose, with burnt sugar and pepper on the tongue - the burnt and sweet tastes somehow balancing each other very well. Then there’s a bitter and burnt finish with that touch of pepper coming through again. Lovely!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2009
Cask at Manchester winter ale fetival 2009... black thin tan head ... rich roast malts little licorice nose ... sweet fruit malts ... fruity bitter light charcoal... 3.7

Tk2 deep black huge pepper malt front nose ... wonderfull soft gentle stout ... light roast ... nice pepperyness... bitter linger... even better with a shot of 3F DARKLORD added as it just adds a little more sweetness and a little body

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump Wellington Birmingham. A black beer with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is lovely: smoky roastiness and obvious black pepper. Same in the mouth although the pepper is less strong and there are chocolate notes now too. Really nice and totally works.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2010
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Very delicious smooth Stout. Thin head. I think I can detect the pepper, but within or without it, this is a delicious beer, which would be excellent with some meat.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2011
[cask at 2011 Battersea Beer Festival] The find of the festival for me - dark portery roast taste with the lovely peppery finish. Spikes the back of the throat on the aftertaste and leaves it tingling. I’ve had Dieu du Ciel’s Route des Epices, and this one is almost as good. Dark black on appearance with traditional porter aromas of malt and a touch of the pepper on the nose too - but this one is all about the taste. Really very nice indeed [10022011]

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
merseybrew (82) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2011
gravity at waterloo beer festival absolutely delicious stout one of the nicest dark beers ive ever had the priviledge to drink not too thick nicely hopped with a hit of fresh pepper at the end. really good

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Cask at Battersea Beer Festival, 10th Feb 2011. Very deep brown, near black. Palate rather flat. Deep roasted malt note on nose. In the mouth, licorice hints at the front of the mouth and then loads of black pepper heat at the back of the throat. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Dark black color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy pepper, some malty, roasted, dark chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat. Very nice ... \ ;o))

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
Cask (Peterborough BF 2007) Rich coffee aroma. Huge malty taste. Pleasant pepperiness, some coffee. Well balanced, extremely drinkable


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