Brewed by Stringers
Style: Dry Stout
Ulverston, England


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular;
Black. Herbal prickly nose. Some grain and dark toast. Firmly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2579) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 31, 2012
Cask @ Castle Tavern, Inverness
Black, thin tan bubbly head, some lacing
Aroma of deep roasted malts...dark caramel...molasses
Taste of dark roasted malts, some smoke, background of bitter hops, some trecle, lots of burnt notes, lots of flavour mainly burnt roast
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body, quite viscous. Finish - burnt bitter crust, perhaps bit over burnt for my liking
Overall - lots of flavour for this 4% stout but relies a bit too much on burnt roast

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11964) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2011
Cask conditioned at Birmingham Beer Fest ’11. Black with cream head. I found this beer to be fairly sweetish initially, thick enough with a heavy, fruity body. Some charcoal pushes itself through. It’s ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4212) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2011
Gravity at Birmingham Beer Festival 2011. Nice, thick malt smell. Opaque. Roasty bar-be-que taste. Meaty. Dry bacon finish. Hearty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15383) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2010
Cask at Market Porter, London. Pous dark brown with a medium, beige head. Holds a dark, hard malt nose, with light cocoa and roast. Bittersweet flavor, a bit ashy, with some char and bitter, dark chocolate. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. The finish is very dry and roasty, with mild, malty sugars and lingering peat and earth impressions. Solid stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7881) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2010
Cask gravity, Hereford 2010. Found a stout at last. Mahogany, beige rim? Still- burning charcoal aroma. Sweaty high cocoa infused with herbs, burnt toast, carbon, souring black cherry, some deep hops wrestling with the roast. Thin but interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2010
Cask (gravity dispense) at Reading Beer Festival, 30 April 2009. Although there was some confusion, it appears that the beer on offer at the festival was Stringers No 2 Stout, not Stringers Dry Stout as shown in the programme. Pitch black. Beige head. Almost opaque. Good condition. Big roast aroma. Lots of chocolate - smooth but firm. Loads of body. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted amlty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and hoppy flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy finish with hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark roasted, burnt. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090805]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
Carlisle BF. Licquorice and roast malt easily detected. lIght bodied but it improved on 2nd drinking the following day and is a fine low percentage jet black stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft roast little coffee nose ... soft dry ... roast malt .

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