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


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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
harrisoni (14345) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7905) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
Cask, gravity at The Honeypot, Oxford, 03.12.11 when stewarding for Mabel Gubbins anniversary longsword/rapper dancing event This is indeed really quite chocolatey and malty, also very smooth, some light creamy chocolate on the nose. Perhaps served just a tad warm, otherwise it is a decent pint. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (12601) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2012
Cask at the Lord Aberconway, Nicholson’s, London. Labeled as "XT 8 Dark Roast". Pours clear, red-brown with a tight, tan cap. Toasty malt nose with some burnt milk chocolate. Light sweet flavor with toasty bread and leaves, mild cocoa, some dirt. Light in body with fine, creamy carbonation. Decent bitterness in the finish, with modest burnt earth, mild baking cocoa, mild roast, some burnt sugars and burnt grass. Fine stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5233) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5319) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (1827) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2013
Fat @ Abbotsford, Edinburgh. Mörkt rödbrun med smutsvitt skum. Tämligen svaga dofter för en brown ale, men där hittas mörk choklad, röda bär och en nötighet. Smakar bra. Smakar mörk choklad, vanilj, svag fruktighet. Gräddig och len munkänsla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2248) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Gravity dispense at the CPFC beer festival, 2013. Brown pour with a beige head. Toffee, caramel and some dark fruit aroma. Licorice, dark fruit and light spice flavour. Spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1326) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2012
Half, cask hand-pulled at The Victoria Hotel, Leeds. Deep rosewood coloured body. Bright dark surface. Smoked dark malts to the nose. Dark malty flavour with hints of chocolate mixed with dark fruits, medium roasted. Malt bitter tail. Well bodied. Quite nice (11.07.2012).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8461) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Dark brown with a firm cream head. Aromas are coffee and dark chocolate with toffee and raisins. Smoky and woody with burnt toast. Flavours are burnt toast with dark chocolate and grittty coffee. Bitter and dry with base toffee malt. Peppery on the palate with a somewhat rough finish. Decent.

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