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

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6954) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
Handpull at The Blackfriar. Deep clear ruby black with a small but lasting frothy biege head. Fruity - plum, grape, blackberry - and mild weak coffee roast, some alcohol. Taste follows but much, much sourer - like a light fruity semi-sweet trad porter with extra ropey sourness. Light, somewhat acidic, fairly flat, with a dry tart fruit and light coffee finish. Interesting stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 17, 2013
Cask at The Anchor, Birmingham. Poured a nice dark brown colour with a reddish hue and a frothy tan head. The aroma is rich fruity and surprisingly alcoholic. The flavour is medium bitter and follows the aroma with some nice smooth liquorice bitterness on the palate. A lovely heart warming beer. Ideal for consumption in front of a lovely open fire in the wintertime.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Lower Red Lion, St Albans. Jan, 2012. A pleasant malty beer. Tobacco hops. Raisin and marmalade. A tangy old ale. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4931) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3937) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
On tap @ the Haymarket. Pours a chestnut colour with a decent head. The nose has gentle notes of cherries and cola with a hint of chocolate. The taste is of liquorice, then very dry chocolate. The palate is medium bodied, with a creamy texture and a clean finish. Overall, a very good ale..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3650) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear dark red / brown, bubbly tan head, roasted malt, caramel, quite high carbonation, smooth, pleasant

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3384) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
Cast at the Wellington, Birmingham: Very dark brown coloured brew with an good taste of roasted malts, chocolate and caramel and good dry long bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3175) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Cask at the Antelope. Roasty bitter, dry-sweet, toasted treacle, gently hoppy, hints of coffee and plum.

4.2
   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.


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