Brewed by Yates (Isle of Wight)
Style: Stout
Sandown, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. This beer is available from November to March. However, St Lawrence Ale, available from April to October, is actually the same beer. Also available bottle conditioned.
Described by David Yates as "stout like". Very dark bitter.
Ingredients: Optic pale, chocolate and roasted malt. Torrefied wheat. Northdown hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10419) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Dark brown with large beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, coffee and oak. Very roasted flavor with bitter coffee, oak and hoppy notes. Ends bitter with good dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2009
Cask@1st Newark Winter Beer Festival, 2009. Black beer with a reddish tinge. The aroma is malty and bitter, and the flavour is rich, roasted and bitter. Overall a nice rich roasted beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4981) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle.Is this really a stout or a dark bitter-my money is on the latter. Pored with a small head with a pleasant and subtle maltiness. Nice dry fiinnish. Drinkable and pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2005
BCA (from Southwick Brewhouse, BBE Apr 06). The first thing I noticed was the delicious northdown hop nose, fresh fruity and inviting with peppery depth leading in perfectly to a more subtle roastiness with some chocolate and liquorice. The body is perhaps slightly less robust than I would prefer but eminently drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
[ as Yates St Lawrence Ale ]. Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate notes, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (070808)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2010
Cask (handpump) at the Great British Beer Festival Day 3, August 2006. Dark brown with a red tinge. Slightly sulphurous aroma. Quite tart with an acidic, vaguely lactic finish. Lots of malty fruit in the flavour. Difficult to place style-wise - as much like a porter, or even an old ale, as a stout. An interesting and quite agreeable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
Cask conditioned – handpump – GBBF. A black beer with a bit of a purple hue. The aroma has some sour berry fruit. The taste is fruity and autumnal. Berry flavours in a long finish. Tasty and old aleish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (4101) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 12, 2008
It was on summer. Got it at GBBF 2008. It was very good and not tiring. NIce heavy grains taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34315) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2006 as Yates St. Lawrence Ale. A very dark brown beer with a reddish shine and a rim of brown head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with notes of caramel, and light notes of hops. The flavor is sweet with strongest notes of caramel, but also some malt notes. OK, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
Cask (named St Lawrence Ale) from the Central Southern England section at GBBF. Naked, dark-brown body. Roasted malt to the nose. Flavoured with dark fruity chocolate and a bite of bitter malt towards the ending. Fairly good palate (08.08.2008).

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