Brewed by Stringers
Style: Dry Stout
Ulverston, England


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Black with a ruby glint. The herbal, prickly nose leads into a smooth roasty body. Firmly bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dark roasted, peat - ash, smoke notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110619]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Bottled. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, mild roasted notes as well as some mild dark fruityness. Flavour is liquorice, some mild ashes and dark fruity notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast ... dark malts ... heavy dry roast nose ... Little over fizzy ... dry roast malts ... dark malts ...light bitter linger ... litle cold ... Damn my winter cupboard

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11964) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from Booth’s in Kendal, Cumbria. Black with big tan head. This is more like it, lots of coffee husk and bitter chocolate notes, heavily roasted malts, drying but not over dry. There is a light nuttiness, almost an almond flavour giving some contrast. Deep and warming, a comfort blanket of a beer. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7881) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Live rate. Bottle from Booth’s, Kendal. Reflective tar pour with a luxuriant tan head going nowhere. Full, soft condition; notes of biiter chocolate, iodine, stewed stone fruits and prunes. Fruity, lactic aroma wafting with an assortment of olfactory goodies including vanilla pod, carob, burnt malt loaf, raisiny high cocoa bitter chocolate and dark berries. Not especially dry. Lingers with roasted nut and mocha tones. A fine, full-bodied and satisfying stout I’m throwing down like cocoa...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
Strong stout and very dry in the palate. has a full aroma, slightly overbearing with a medium roasted malt taste. Black with a very small head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of roast malt, milk chocolate, coffee grinds. Light to medium body, flavour is sweet berries, chocolate and coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 12, 2011
Brown black with thin brown head.Very complex nose chocolate, mocha, vanilla, roast barley and chicory. Initially a lot of roast barley and chocolate malt and a hint of smoke. Fairly smooth bodied, but perhaps a little lacking on texture that a bit of extra malt could pack in. Complex chocolate/coffee interaction with sweet malt and a dry, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (2389) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle from Booth’s in Ripon. A black body with a frothy tan head. Roast malt flavour as you would expect. Fairly mild tasting - a little initial sweetness with chocolate and a hint of spice before a dry bitter finish with a little coffee. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
500ml bottle, Coppers, Ncl. Heady licquorice and coffee aromas immediately, chocolate flavours come in pretty quickly and mingle with the strong roasted malt taste. This is a great stout, yes there is some dryness, but I think it’s really well balanced and a great example of some of the fine beers coming out of Cumbria.

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