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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Stout
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
sdbrown1983 (3) - USA - MAY 20, 2009 does not count
One of the best stouts Iíve had for ages. Really creamy full flavour, really easy drinking. A good stout for those who arenít into dark beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13164) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2007 Cask gravity Notts BF 05. Black beer, beige head. Bit smokey, bit of bacon, dark malts choc/coffee. Slightly oily in mouth. Good flavours throughout

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7251) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2007
BCA part of a Christmas present from my dad was a selection of Thornbridge Hall beers, had this last night 01-01-07 and what a New Years Day treat this was. Poured dark with a huge creamy head, super chocolatey aromaís from this rich creamy and smooth stout. This was very easy drinking and wonderfully tasty with the rich chocolate coming back through and at just 4.1% it really punhces above itís weight, absolutely smashing beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2010
Cask - CASK Pub & Kitchen, London. A very dark brown beer - almost black - with a small, creamy and lasting tan head leaving a full, even lacing. Big initial hits of coffee & chocolate, more notes of roasted malt, dark fruit wood & smoke. Roasted malt, dark fruit roast/smoke with a dry coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium length finish, medium body and soft mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Cask at the Cask, Pimliso - 22/06/12. Near black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted dark malts, nuts, bitter chocolate. Taste as aroma with some licquorice and a hop bitterness in the finish. Medium body, good lowish level of carbonation, dry finish and full flavour for a 4.1% stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1330) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Cask at Coach and Horses, Dronfield 2012.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2010
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen, London on 31st March 2010. Very dark red with thin vanishing head. Spicy aroma with notes of berries and aniseed. Bitter coffee kick with touch of vanilla and hints of herbiness. Bitter finish, creamy smooth texture.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10422) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
Cask at the Euston Tap. Dark brown with a strong, creamy head. Lactic, dark malt aroma. Lightly sweet flavor, lightly roasted malts, milky sugars. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly roasty finish, faint sugars, hints of ash and earth. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2005
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Dark and glutinous. Gentle hot choc flavour. Pretty smooth, with a nice, easy going feel. Slight metal aftertaste, but overall itís more good product from this excellent brewery. I thought this might be a Mild, as I am obsessed by the style and reasoned that it lacked the neccessary oomph for a Stout. But Iíll bow to Ianís judgement and accept that itís one less Mild rate :(


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