Brewed by Tyne Bank
Style: Stout
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Christmas seasonal 2011. Rich dark velvet oatmeal stout infused with real cherries.

Theydon_Bois' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12726) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - OCT 16, 2013
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico, 16/10/13. Mid black with a good sized tan head. Nose is roast malts, dark toffee, fruity twang, light cocoa. Taste comprises berry fruti, light roast, earthy cocoa. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light roasty tones at the curtain call. Looks and feels good, doesn’t hold much depth and no real discerning cherry flavours. Drinkable enough though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6477) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Cask at the holyrood 9a. Pours black, little bit thin, cherry taste not overpowering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
500ml bottle from a Booths Supermarket (Knutsford): this is the first of three beers I picked up from this brewery in Booths that day. Poured into an Abbot Ale badged glass tankard at home on 21st Dec 2014. Deep, dark brown with red hue to the edges, on top a full tanned bubbling head. Chocolate malty nose and taste with mild cherry hints if you sniff and scratch carefully. Rich body feel, smooth and creamy almost in texture

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (648) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle in Scotland 23/10/14. Deep red almost black Stout, lively brown head. Aroma of cherry candles. Bit over carbonated, dry finish. pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Pours dark brown with a foamy white head. Some good roast in here, dark berries, dry chocolate, moderate bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly drying to finish, more cocoa, berries, mild vinous qualities. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3925) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2014
On keg @ the Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - opaque black with a decent creamy head. Nose - on keg, this comes out a little cold so warming it up was necessary to get the chocolate notes which are big. The cherry is a bit elusive though. Taste - loads of creamy chocolate and the cherry is there if you look for it. Palate - medium bodied with a texture that is not as creamy as I would expect for a stout but the finish is balanced. Overall - enjoyable but would it have been better on cask and at cask temperature?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (353) - - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Pours very dark brown with faint head. Flavours of nuts, chocolate, berries. A very enjoyable wintry beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Cask at The Bow Bar. Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Light cherry aromas, mostly milk chocolate. Taste is light sweet, oats, not much fruit. Nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Cask Half Pint at Cask Pub, Pimlico, London in Feb 2014 - Very Dark Brown in colour (almost Black). Small head. Malty; roasty malts, grainy, some chocolate, coffee, caramel. Fruity; slight/subtle cherry; slight sourness. Slightly bitter roast malty with a sour fruit/hop edge. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (2116) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Black body with a thin beige head. Great lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, tangy berries and filter coffee. Flavour of brambles, sharp cherries and coffee. Medium body with a slick, oily texture. A sharp, fruity Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
500ml Bottle - Dark brown with some red tinges when held to the light. Roasted malt, coffee, almonds and cherries in the aroma. Roasted taste with coffee, cocoa and detected, along with cherries being noticeable yet relatively subtle. Quite nicely balanced.

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