Brewed by Wye Valley
Style: Stout
Bromyard, England


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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Thumbing through her grandfather’s books, Dorothy came upon a recipe for a wonderful stout with intense roasted barley flavours and a dry, bitter finish.
Together with her friend Jimmy, our head brewer, she created this dark, full-bodied number. It boasts roasted coffee notes and plenty of hop flavour.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
This is a dryer stout without much sweetness. Nice fullbody, and roasted malts are most prevalent. The aftertaste is very minimal particularly for a stout. Not many lingering flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asimeow (82) - Sandsli, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
0,5l bottle. Decent stout, but no serious contender to the favorites. Coffee, roasty, resin, earthy, leaves, licorice, black, cloudy, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, salty, medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014, London. BLack beer with a small head. Choolate and tar aroma, hay, smoked notes, some bitterness. Chocolate flavor, roasted, dark bread, hay, some biscuits. Ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Watford. Poured black, with a halo of tan head. Aroma of liquorice, treacle and rye bread. Roasted malt flavours, with some treacle and rye bread. Moderate mouth feel, soda-like carbonation. Finish was burnt malt, straw and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1434) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Aroma: chocolate, coffee and toasted malts. Appearance: black, small light brown head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: vanilla, toasted notes again, light body, soft carbonation. Overall: very light for a Stout, yet quite nicely balanced toasted flavours. Pint at the GBBF 2014, Kensington.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9725) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Cask at GBBF ’14, day 5, 16/08/14. Black with a moderate tan swirl and edgework. Nose is light roast, grain, biscuit, faint cocoa, dark malt, hint metallic. Taste comprises roast malt, earthy cocoa rub, toffee, brown bread. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, roasted tones in a drying close. Adequate stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (497) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Cask at gbbf - very dark red with a creamy tan head. Aroma is earthy with coffee and a little roasted malt. Taste is earthy and lightly bitter with a little toasted malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (373) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Coffee, chocolate, nuts and roasted malts in the aroma. Dark brown with a red tint. Tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a nice stout, but a bit on the thin side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lillmuffin (92) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle bought in Stuelands apothek. Black color with beige head. smell of chocolate and coffee. taste of roaste barley, smoke, wood, chocolate nd coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1474) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaVillum (494) - Valby, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2014
500 ml, flaske, 4,6 % ABV, julegave fra Robert - tak! 25. juni 2014. Ibenholt-farvet engelsk Stout med 1 cm moccafarvet skumtop, ikke tætskummende, ej heller entydigt storskummende. I næsen er der noter af brændt malt og lidt fjern chokolade. Smagen er typisk britisk-stout'sk med bitterhed og syrlighed. Smagsbilledet starter bittert, men slutter af med en anelse mere sødme sammenholdt med det bitre. Ikke oppe at ringe for undertegnede. Et medium indhold af kuldioxid. Eftersmagen tør og kort. Klart en Stout i den milde ende af alkoholskalaen, men smagen er alligevel tydelig.

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