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Brewed by Wye Valley
Style: Stout
Bromyard, England

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RATINGS: 364   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Not bad but it’s missing something.Creamy, longlasting headwith coffee flavor. This one doesn’t have a lot of body, also,it’s kinda of bitter at the end.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ston3s42 (24) - - APR 1, 2015
Nice dark black appearance with lots of head that lasts for a little while. Hints of coffee in taste, but not very dominant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrislang (12) - - MAR 27, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 Mild stout, lett-drukken. Litt lite aroma, litt flat smak. Noe bitter ettersmak. Anbefales dersom man vil ha en lett stout. Passer nok bra til mat, da den trolig Ikke vil være dominerende ifht maten som serveres.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1504) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
500ml bottle from Gloucester Services m5. Black colour with tan head. Ark a has chocolate, smoke and roasted malt. Taste has a touch of bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VictorSA (176) - NORWAY - JAN 18, 2015
God, middels fyldig stout. Flott balanse. God i forhold til alkoholstyrke.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (2108) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Dark brown body with beige head on. Storey lacings and crochetings. Dark roasted but sweet aroma. Tastes dark malts, dark chocolate, nut cream, black smoked syrup, Normal feel, body and carbonation for 4.6 abv. Malts continue into finish with chocolate notes. Just slightly dry, easy to drink. [50cl brown btl, abv4.6%, BB28FEB2016, #7304240, B@EideHandel 5€]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asimeow (170) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12335) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1806) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11410) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.


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