Brewed by Wadworth
Style: Stout
Devizes, England


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This exciting, special brew is based on an original 1900 Wadworth double-stout recipe. It is a rich, dark beer, with a big chocolate aroma and flavour Ďup frontí. The addition of pure blackcurrant juice, from the Pixley Blackvariety, imparts an intriguing fruit finish. Hops used: Bramling Cross, Cascade, Fuggles and Goldings

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ The Standing Order, 62-66 George St, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2LR.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark roasted, burnt malt, fruity - berries (blackcurrant maybe). Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, berries - blackcurrant acidic. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20101029]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2010 27th October 2010
Spoons Fest! Clear but very dark brown beer. Big off white head. Touch of bramble and blackcurrant on the nose. Light dry palate. low carbonation. Tart but light blackcurrant over a dry dark malt base. Nice combination but severely let down but some very unwelcome sulphur. Not enough to ruin it completely but just really annoying. Finishes very dry. This would have been a 3.6 without the sulphur, hope I can try a better kept version.
Update - tried twice more in 2 different pubs. Same sulphur - bah!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2010 cask at AGBell ... dark brown red ... creamy tan head ... light fruit roast malt nose ... big blackcurrant front ... little sulpher ... soft roast malts ... ok but not quite there sulphur ruins 2.9.... tk 2 same colour ... roast malts ... dark fruits ... blackcurrant front ... soft roast ... fruit ... no sulpher ... much better but not stunning 3.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2010
Combined rating from Willow Walk and Samuel Peto pubs. Second sample better than first as no diacetyl. Baked blackcuarrant and sour liquorice flavour. Just bizarre. Canít tell if it is work of genius or just not quite right in terms of flavours. The sour baked elements I like. Crazyness in a glass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Black with cream head. Straight from the off i have to tell you I didnít get any Blackcurrant, or fruit in any way, mine must have gone to someone else, itís not very stout like either. itís thin and slightly bitter, well it confused me anyway. Not what I was hoping for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9843) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2010
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Near black with a firm beige head. Aromas are rich roast coffee with black currant and earthy, leather notes. Spicy with some underlying melon. Flavours are bittersweet dark chocolate with roast coffee. Fruity and peppery with a dry, bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2010
Cask Conditioned Handpump Eastgate Northampton. A black beer with a thick blanket of off-white head and lace. A pretty decent sweetish stout with indeterminate fruit but a warming chocolate note. A thin aroma but certainly quite good in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
The Baron. Pitch with a thick tan collar. Sulphur, boiled sweet, alcohol and faint Ribena splashes nose. Well-blackened with burnt toast, crude charred bitterness. Smokey linger with more convincing fruit than the Strawberry Line. Thin bodied, but carries the booze discreetly. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial rooms, Bristol 26/10/10. Near black with a tight tan head. Light aroma of tart blackcurrants, with some dark chocolate and roasted malts. Flavour was similar with a short bitter finish. Very easy drinking for 6% ABV and no sign of the Wadworth house character, which is a good thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (6422) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2010
Cask at Standing Order, Edinburgh, Scotland. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, black currant, hard roasted malts. Flavour is blackcurrant, coffee, bit of chocolate, roasted bitter finish. Light bodied.

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