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Brewed by Wye Valley
Style: Stout
Bromyard, England

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RATINGS: 346   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.


krisfleet's rating

3.3
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle - BCA - Black in colour, Dark Ruby against bright light. Malty; roasty malts, lots of roast coffee, some dark chocolate. Hoppy; earthy and spicy hops. Dry fairly bitter roasty hoppy finish. Easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (698) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown/black with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Roasted/burnt malt, smoky, nutty, cold coffee, grassy and hay. Taste: Medium bitter and sourness with low sweetness and umami. Palate: Thick grainy texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, dry abrupt bitter, sour, smoky, nutty finish with a hint of cold coffee. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (621) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle from Booth’s, Ripon. Very dark ruby, lmost black, with a tan coloured head. Good roasty flavours with coffee and toast. Quite light and easy to drink, although I prefer a bit of a fuller body. Very decent though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KL (42) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2013
Black/Brownish black. Weak coffey, fresh,malty. Dry fresh bitter finish. Miss a hint more sweetness and body in this. Another good beer from the Brits.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vladivostok (215) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
Looks great, nice cream head, virtually black. Typical roasty aroma and on first taste, a pretty spot-on stout. Sadly though, the mouthfeel is all wrong, totally lacking in body and being just way too thin. Disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
500ml Bottle: BBD 17 Nov 2013, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 14 Oct 2013, well in date! Bottled conditioned so, poured carefully. Looked great, tanned head on top of a dark, dark brown with ruby edged body. Chocolate and mild coffee notes in the aroma and taste. Nothing over stated, this chugs along nicely, a little hop bitterness mingles with the coffee and chocolate flavours to give a balanced, if slightly more malty feel to the whole of the beer. I’d have preferred a little less ’fizz’ in the body feel, but many would argue against that. Overall a fine beer by a brewery that blows ’hot and cold’ for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPAgutten79 (357) - Skui, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Bottle 500ml @ home. Nice dark colour. Small head. Aroma is nice mild chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is chocolate and coffee. A bit thin, but nice for a stout from regular store.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (2963) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Black with a very small head. Has a full body, plenty of pleasant roasted aroma and lots of taste

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (765) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
Sort med mørkt beige skum. Bitter sjokkoladelukt, noe fruktig. Sjokolade og kaffesmak. Ganske bitter til å vær estout +

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Simonsen (544) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
Flaske fra matkroken ljabru. Klar svart farge, begge skumtopp, medium/lite karbonert.mørkbrent malt, kaffe, nøtter, korn, brød. En frisk stout med bitter finish. Overraskende god butikkøl


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