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


on tap

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6817) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Cask at Milton Keynes Beer Festival; hazy dark brown pour with a bubbly light tan head, aroma has raisins, taste has dark fruits, stewed fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2377) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Cask at the King’s Head, Norwich. Mid to dark brown... actually mid-dark to dark brown, translucent with a big loose beige-tan head.slight aroma of chocolate and oak chips. Lovely sweet malty taste. Shirt finish. A bit of fudge brownie on the aftertaste. I like it although it is a bit one-dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2016
Cask at the Three Johns, 04/10/16. Rich mahogany brown with a decent light tan head. Nose is toffee, brown sugar, biscuit malt, cocoa powder. Taste comprises brown sugar, cocoa powder, earthy fruit notes, raisins, icing sugar, light spice, roasted tones. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with a light hop bite. Decent for the humdrum style that is brown ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Cask gravity at the St Albans BEER festival 2016. A ruby red brown coloured pour with a a lasting loose light tan head. Aroma is dried apple, vanilla, nutty, brown malts. Flavour is composed of brown sugars, liquorice, mineral, dried fruits, Figgy pudding. Rains. Palate is semi sweet and thin. Lingering woody roast. Twig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2016
Cask at the Stockbridge tap. Pours clear brown, nose is chocolate, malty, toffee, taste is dry, roasted, light chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1500) - 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 (520) - 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 (6067) - 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 (1706) - 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 (6380) - 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.

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