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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beersiveknown (4945) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle@home from bottleshop
pours a dark garner black with a fluffy tan stockings head. Sweet stem ginger battles dry dusty cocoa and rich burnt toast roast barley for nasal supremacy. Underneath that us a meaty umami note that makes this a savoury beer. Medium carbonation plays on the tip of the tongue, chocolate, followed by spicy stem ginger, a touch of lactose sweetness then peppery ginger all over the tongue. A touch of chalk and peppermint and mature cheddar wraps up the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18005) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (20644) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of ginger, spices, chocolate and licorice. Similar taste, very rich and quite well balanced. Decent body, slightly sweet with a clean finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (21503) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2012
On cask at The Independent Manchester Beer Convention. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair tan head. Aroma of ginger, spiced rum, chocolate, black pepper and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6259) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pours almost black, strong coco cola aroma, ginger biscuit taste, slight chocolate, quite dry, metallic aftertaste donít feel the high ABV, good beer will have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (11951) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle at Euston Tap. It pours opaque dark brown, with a medium tan head. The nose is big on the ginger, roasted malt, smoke, dark fruit, berry, liquorice and wood. The taste is dark fruit, berry, spice, ginger cake, wood, roasted malt, caramel, charcoal and cacao. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Interesting, flavoursome and well balanced. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 29, 2012
Keg @ Hanging Bat, Edinburgh 281112
Black, very thin tan rim, no head
Aroma - spicy ginger, touch of cinnamon, fruity dark malts, nice rich dark malts
Taste - aromatic, complex, red berry dark malts, spicy ginger, rich deep dark malts, gingerbread, some cinnamon, gingerbread biscuit imperial stout
Palate - soft carb, medium to full body. Finish - rich more viscous deep chocolately malt comes out, aromatic. Finish - spicy ginger heat, rich viscous malts, nice chocolately ginger linger with some alcohol heat
Overall - Itís a strange impy with the ginger but I like it a lot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2012
Keg at Bat. Dark viscous brown black, creamy beige brown head. Gingerbread, currants, fruit cake, dark bready roast on the nose. Slightly sweet, definite gingerbread, cake spice, robust roasty backbone, nice clean roasty bitter finish. Good, really quite unique.

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