Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Stout
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Regular.
A velvety dark, exceptionally smooth and creamy stout with soft treacle flavours and a full body. Not as strong as some traditional stouts, but lacking none of their taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Roundhouse, Barrow Hill 20/05/2006 Slight fruit aroma. Black with some alcohol present. Smooth on the palate initially but this finishes sharp dry and a little bitter. 2. Cask Handpump from the Festival Bar at the Crown Inn, Stockport 13/06/2009 Fruit and roast aromas. Small white head. Black smooth on the palate hoppy and fruity with a dry lasting roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump Sheffield Tap Sheffield. A very dark brown coloured beer with a red hue and a very tight creamy off-white nitro looking head and tons of lace. This is a smooth roasty stout which is very dry. There isn’t a massive amount of flavour and I can’t help but feel the way it is dispensed really spoils it. There is some reasonable fruitiness. Would look to try this again without such a tight sparkler.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Very dark dark and slightly hazy with a small creamy head. It’s a little too thin and session style in its texture which negates some of the stout flavours. It only has a very light roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (8337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2016
Cask@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - black pour with beige head. Sweet and medium roasted malty with notes of chocolate, caramel, some fudge, mellow and lovely smooth mouthfeel, pretty solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Cask @ Kitty’s. Aroma has some licorice tones and hay. Flavor has salty licorice and herbal tones. Just too salty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
Cask handpull, The Crown, Stockport, Greater Manchester. Photogenic looks; pitch with the barest hint of ruby, thick lace, spirit-levelled tan collar. Coal, cocoa and leaf matter aroma. Palate thin after the Pictish; burnt butter biscuit dipped in cold coffee and hot choc, charcoal, high cocoa, pistachio cinders to finish. Good bog standard tasty stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Euston Tap, 10/02/2011. Dark brown with a decent, off-white head. Light, berry fruit and chocolate aroma with a touch of roastiness. very easy, slightly sweetish drinking, with plenty of dark fruit, some black coffee and dryish finish. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7690) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 3, 2015
Cask at the Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is light malt, earthy mineral. The flavour is light bitter with a light malt bitter coffee light smoky spice palate. Moderate to light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2007
Cask (gravity dispense), Reading Beer Festival, April 2006. Not the darkest stout - deep reddish brown colour. Very roasty aroma, quite dry, with a slightly ashy edge. More chocolate coming though on the palate. Smooth and medium bodied, finishing quite dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at The Magnet. Stockport.
Mahogany black with a decent beige head and lots of lace. Full on burnt malt, smoke, bitter coffee and chocolate aroma. Flavour is similar. Big smoke, plenty of rubbery stuff, just a lick of hops and some unexpected herbal notes. Something just that little bit different about. Drinks like somethng that is part way between a mild and a porter. An interesting brew indeed.

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