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Spitting Feathers Old Wavertonian

Brewed by Spitting Feathers
Style: Stout
Chester, England


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask; Regular.
A robust dark stout. Roast barley, chocolate and coffee flavours give a very full body and a smooth lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (1348) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
On cask at Bridge Street Ale House, Newcastle Under Lyme. Pours black with a tan head. Some coffee, creamy but a little lacking midway. Nice enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1130) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Cask at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Dark brown with a cheeky reddish hue. Slightly translucent. Small and quickly dissipating head. Aroma of smoked malt, Marmite, almonds and forest floor. Bland bittersweet taste with a hint of woodsmoke. Flat, weak, uninspired body. Doesn’t deliver as well as I’d hoped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Cask at the Le Gothique’s Halloween Beer Festival 2013. Poured a dark brown with a thin beige head and good lacing. Aroma of plumbs, hay and some tobacco. Flavours of redcurrents, molasses and apple pie. Dark malt on the finish with notes of grass and earth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Crown, Oakengates: 19th Nov 13. Pours a good solid, deep, dark brown, on top a tanned foaming head. Over roasted malts rule the nose: coffee with dark fruits on a chocolate bar. The taste was also leaning towards a coffee flavour with again dark fruit and chocolate notes: dry and semi-bitter finish. OK, there are some good Stouts out there at the moment, add this to your list of ones to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13012) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Gravity cask at the Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival - Le Gothique, London. Pours clearish brown with a fine, tan foam head. Nice roasted coffee aroma. Light sweet flavor with moderate roast, more coffee, light bitterness, mocha, mild burnt rubber. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish with dry chocolate, fine roast, some earthy coffee. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14385) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Cask. Dark brown color, small white edge head. Aroma of roasted coffee grounds and fruitcake. Taste is similar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1227) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2013
Pint at the Nags Head in Reading. Black with a fair head on it. Roasty, with a hint of chocolate and a nice balance to it. The aroma is again chocolatey with roasted malt. All in all, pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2370) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 8, 2013
Cask @ Ye Cracke, Liverpool 040112
Very dark ruby brown. dense white head, some lacing
Aroma - Fruity dark malts, tad vinous
Taste of roasted malts, quite a lot of roast but quite fruity too, some roast coffee, red berries, chocolate, a touch vinous, tasty beer
Palate - Medium body, smooth. Finish of fruity chocolate, dry linger, bit too dry
Overall - Decent stout with that fruitness, not sure if it’s supposed to have that vinous edge but finish a bit too dry for me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2619) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Cask@lychegatetavern, wolverhampton. Very dark brown with coffee froth head. Aroma of coffee. Taste is of dry coffee and dark fruits with a touch of dark chocolate. Body is too thin for a stout. An ok stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (5023) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black color. Aromas of coffee and licorice. Dry coffeish flavor, brings grassy old coffee to mind. Tastes flat.

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