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

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Christmas seasonal 2011. Rich dark velvet oatmeal stout infused with real cherries.


Theydon_Bois' rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8692) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2549) - 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?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (189) - - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Pours very dark brown with faint head. Flavours of nuts, chocolate, berries. A very enjoyable wintry beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3351) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1391) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5247) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1371) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett. Balck colour shortlived tan head. Aroma is roasted malts chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate and cherrys followed by roasted malts and some sour bitter dark cheerrys. Medium thin body medium to soft carbonation. Decent stout.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
olliejobbins (789) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
500ml bottle pours a dark brown with a purple tinge. Sadly the aroma was completely lacking and definitely no cherry! Nice texture but again, no cherry in the taste. A slight fruity tartness but not obvious. More of a weak tasting watery stout. Disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Cask and Kitchen, Pimlico,UK. Cask, 181013. Black with small head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor with coffee and dried fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3900) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Wakefield Beer Festival. Stout with a mild character but the fruit influence is just about evident. Very dark with a small bubbly head.


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