Brewed by XT Brewing
Style: Brown Ale
Long Crendon, Aylesbury, England


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Previously appeared with the words "Malty Roast" or "Malty Chocolate" on the pump clip.
A smooth rich dark beer brewed with a careful blend of four malts along with a cocktail of hops to give a complex taste. Deep malty base with dark roasty chocolate flavours, very balanced beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1319) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
On tap at the Castle Tap in Reading. Dry and very ’old ale’ with a nice hint of roast in the aroma. Fairly tasty but a little lacking in depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (186) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Earthy aroma. Flat cola pour thin bubbly top. Nutty malty mouthful with a lingering mild licorice finish. I prefer beers with more body but this has a pleasant enough biscuity complexity

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5395) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Cask at the New Leathern Bottle, Jealotts Hill. A cola coloured pour with a ring of cream head; earthy aroma; a sweet nutty malt taste; then a earthy finish with some stewed plums adding a touch of spice. A pleasant malty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Roasted malt, strong chocolate flavour with hints of liquorice. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5189) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
30th June 2015: cask half-pint in The Rocklands Club, Redditch. Smooth beige head to the ruby hued dark brown body: plenty of lacing from the head and the whole brew was smooth and rich. Malts all the way here, chocolaty, yet there is a hop content just below the surface to balance out too much sweetness or maltiness. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3474) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Cask at the Antelope. Roasty bitter, dry-sweet, toasted treacle, gently hoppy, hints of coffee and plum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol September 2014. Dark brown, with a slight, off-white head. Roasted mlats, with a coffee bean edge, some plain chocolate and a dryish finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2440) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Tasted at the Deepings Festival 2014. No full tasting notes as drunk as part of a whole day session.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Cask at The Mermaid, St Albans on 12 Jan 2013. Poured a very, very dark ruby, with a dense beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and cocoa. Coffee and roasty bitter flavours, mixed with fruit loaf and chocolate sweetness. Finish was cake, burnt malt and some grassy hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Cask gravity at Firkin Ale House Folkestone. Black beer. Bit smoky like smoked fish. Not much condition. Some chocolate. Chocolate on finish. Tasty. Good

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