The Brew Company Raisin to Live
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Brewed by Exit 33 (prev Sky’s Edge & The Brew Company)
Style: Stout
Sheffield, England


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Cask; Special - Brewed for the Steel City beer festival, October 2009.
A 7% black chocolate raisin stout

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evilempire (149) - sheffield, South Yorkshire, - JAN 13, 2010
tried 3 times - at the brewery, at Sheffield beer festival, and at the Harlequin. At the beer festival, it was served far too cold. The raisins were the prominent flavour, giving it an almost harsh sweetness (I’m not a huge fan of raisins anyway). At the pub, at the correct temperature, the chocolate came through a lot more clearly, along with the dark malts, taking the sweet edge off and leaving a much more rounded flavour (rating based on the pub visit i.e. how the beer should taste!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rane (1036) - Nibe, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2010
Cask at the Wharf. I wonder if this is the right beer. Aroma raisins and some spiciness. Dark brown with small white head. Taste raisin and lots of spice, maybe cinnamon. A nice beer if you like spiced beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
Thick, oily, viscous black stout with an oaty, malty, pretty sweet character, moderate alcohol in the finish. The raisens are quite prominent and go fairly well with the stout. This was quite tasty and different, but not something I could drink a lot of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2009
Cask, Nottingham Fest 09. Very dark brown with a thin head. Aromas are raisins and chocolate with earthy hops and light soy. Flavours are dark and sweet chocolate with vinous notes and raisins. Sweet and fairly cloying but decent.

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