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Brewed by Titanic (UK)
Style: Stout
Stoke-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A true old fashioned stout. A dark combination of malt and roast with some hops. Strongly flavored and well balanced.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt, wheat malt, roasted barley. Northdown, Yakima, Galena and Goldings hops.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomSpears (65) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
Bottle with live yeast from the supermarket. Flavoursome. Chocolate. Gentle. Quality. Great mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2005
(Bottled) Nearly opaque black with a large, beige head. Roasted-malty, slightly smoky and sweet aroma. Quite roasted-malty, smoky and ashy flavor. Medium-bodied, low-carbonated, slightly bitter palate. A quite nice and tasty stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2005
Bottle from Asda, High Wycombe. The beer Guinness wishes it was, and the beer Guinness could be if they cared at all about product quality. Extremely dark - almost black but with a maroon hue when held up to light. Off white head. Aroma is of roasted malts and dark fruit aswell as chocolate. Sniffing this is almost like inhaling mocha. The flavour is much along the same lines, a sweet, roasted and rich malt character, bitter chocolate and coffee. Berry fruit and and a good quality hop character. This is what a stout should be, fellas.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2005
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, very dark ruby, only red when held up to light. Aroma of smoked cheese, coffee, chocolate, onion bread. Very smoothe mouthfeel. Good roasty dry aftertaste. Sainsbury’s range definitely improving. Thank God - Morrison’s (nee Safeway) has fallen by the wayside big-time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2005
(Bottled & Bottle Conditioned) Almost black, beige headed appearance which certainly looks good in a classic pint. Malty, slighty roasted and coffeish aroma. Roasted, malty flavor, somehow between sweet and dry. Medium bodied and easily drinkable. For sure a classy stout, although I wouldn’t have chosen this as a best bottled beer in Britain 2004.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2004
Smoky and dry. Probably my favourite bottle-conditioned stout from the UK. A bitter, sour (but pleasant) taste. Widely available from supermarkets and off-licences in the UK..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2004
[Cask at Evening Star, Brighton] A deep red beer with a small disappearing light brown head. The aroma is of roasted bread and coffee as well as hints of chocolate. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of coffee and roasted bread as well as lesser notes of chocolate, the end is slightly hoppy.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1807) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2004
Black with a slim tan head. Aroma is chocolatey, malty, roasty and light coffee. Taste is immediately noticably smokey, with sweet malts and coffee. Thinnish bodied with an oily mouthfeel. A well balanced, very good stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2004
Cask. Live. 4.5%
March, 2004: Oakdale, London. Thin, flat stout. Tinned fruit salad with vinegar. Hmmm. Clearly off. [2.6]

Bottled. Live. 4.5%
July, 2002: A creamy stout which nicely straddles a sweet stout and a dry roasty stout. I’d prefer if it came out more strongly in either the sweet or the dry direction; as it is it seems indecisive. [3.1]
Dec, 2004: Part of the <a href=Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=55&FanOfID=4383>Th Stout Stew Off. Coffee and wild cabbage aroma. Creamy mouthfeel with good roasty bitterness quickly coming along. The Guinness Original can’t compare. The Foreign Extra is a better match up, with an interesting range of flavours, though can’t match for superb mouthfeel and fresh drinkability. [3.6]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2004
Cask at Babington Arms (JDW) Derby. Deep black with a chestnut brown hue. Wisp of thin coffee head then its gone. Roasty nose, hint of subtle liquorice and malt, slight sweetness in the finish. Glad to find it on draught.


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