Summer Wine Calico Jack
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Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Imperial Stout
Holmfirth, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Imperial Caribbean Ginger Stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ Trade by madmitch76 ]. Clear dark black colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet chocolate, ginger. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate and moderate bitter with a long duration, dry, soapy, ginger, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130430]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39989) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is ginger, herbal and spiced peppery. Liqourice, roasted malty and dark roasted. Light ginger and dry liqourice. Toasted dark malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23006) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2013
Draught at MacKinley’s Inn, Stockholm. Black, small head. Aroma of ginger and licorice. Dryish with clean mouthfeel and medium body. Crystal malt flavour, licorice and ginger. Salty finish with more ginger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
15th September 2012
Bottle. Opaque brown - black beer, just a few residual tan bubbles for a head. Fresh palate with mild fine carbonation. Dark malts entertain sweetish ginger cake. A touch of subtle red fruits are followed by a mild dark malt roast bitterness. Finishes with more sweetish ginger tang. Not sure I can taste any Rum Barrel here - this is probably the straight version? Would love to taste the BA version. Nice beer - very tasty and drinks very easy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (20757) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2012
tap at IMBC ...deep black .. thin tan head ... soft dark roast ... soft ginger ... light spice nose ... dark malts ... soft chocolate roast ... rich chocolate... soft ginger

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle at the Euston Tap, London, shared with Thomas. Pours oily, brown-black with a fine, beige head. Beautiful ginger and roasted cocoa nose. Big sweet flavour, tons of ginger, some good roast malts, sturdy cocoa, mild earth. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Mild warmth to finish, lots of ginger, some chocolate, background roasted malts. I love when chocolate and ginger come together well, and they come together very well here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (17309) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
SBWF 2013. Black beer with a decent beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, ginger, cinnamon, caramel, licorice notes. Ginger flavor, chocolate, carael, fruity, roasted, hay notes, some Spices, A bit too much ginger to suit me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17041) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle @ Zentraleuropäischer Wahnsinn. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and ginger. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 300513

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
33cl bottle from The Bottle Shop, Canterbury. Black beer with a thin lasting tan head. Ginger on the aroma no doubt. Some intense choc and coffee behind it on the aroma. Lots of ginger in the flavour that then softens into a lot of choc and coffee. The ginger is ok. It’s an ok beer. Fine. Nothing particularly special out there. The ginger isn’t maybe as defined as I might like. Some hot bitterness on finish. Some ginger biscuit comes through. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16472) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013, 10/08/13. Mid black with a moderately sized tan head. Nose is root ginger, Jamaica ginger cake, dark fruit, dark malt, cocoa. Taste comprises light roast, earthy, dirt, cocoa, tarte dark fruit. Medium bodied, a little over carbonated, dry finish. Ok impy, a little sour/lactic in places, perhaps a little infected but certainly still drinkable. If this is the case I’m not sure the real deal would have been rated much higher, ginger in beer doesn’t do a huge amount for me!

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