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York Black Bess Stout

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Brewed by York
Style: Stout
York, England

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Originally a special for September and October 2004. Has been seen occasionally since. Current status uncertain.
Rich and malty, lots of body. Tasty, warming and moresome.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8275) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Cask at the Merchants Inn, Ruggers, 30/10/13. Dark mahogony brown with a good sized light tan covering. Nose is roast malt, light smoke, dark toffee, coffee cake aroma. Taste comprises light roast, coffee cake mix, earthy, dark berry fruit. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate with a dryish lightly roasted finale. Ok stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (735) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 26, 2007
Cask @ 3 Legged Mare, november 07. Rasiny, caramel aroma with some roasty notes. Deep black color with a medium creamy beige head. Roasty, chocolate flavor with some english hops at the end. Medium palate with creamy feeling and a rewarding dryness at the end. Nice, accomplishing dry stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2007
Cask @ Nottingham BF. Dark brown with an off white head. Sweet roasted malt and coffee in the nose. Taste is much the same with some soapy hop notes. Slightly thin but still a decent stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2007
Cask in blackfriers. Pours excellent black with mocha head that laces the glass well. Aroma is chocolate malts with small hints at citrus hops and a slight chalky sweetness. Taste is again choclate but thin enough to not dominate the mouth, quite bitter from the hops in the finish. Alround very sessionable and enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2007
A Mes rate. Gravicask at Nottingham Beer Festival.
Black brown colour with a thin tan head. Sweet dark malt aroma with coffee and fruit. Proper English stout flavour with lovely sweet malt, tart rubbery notes and some light hops. Palate is a little on the thin side but it is so lovely and clean for the style it gets a 4. A jolly good stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 18/09/2004 Black slightly rich on the palate with a fruit aroma. Slightly dry lasting finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 27/10/2004 Dark coloured slightly rich on the palate with a fruit aroma. Bitter lasting roast malt finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
Cask conditioned @ JDW, Soton. Traditional roasty stout flavours up front followed by a confusing citric hop bite which althogh nice enough just does not go. A faintly unpleasant yeast in the background tops off the confused mess.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3781) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2004
Hand pulled at the Figure of Eight (JDW), Birmingham. Straight down the line Dry Stout, which is uncompromising and refreshing. Definitely meaty, with a peppery, sausage feel and flavour. Ash dry on the scratchy finish. Nice and supped all too swiftly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10139) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2004
Cask Conditioned at a JDW. Black with brownish tinge and tan head. Very good condition with a dry roasted body, not fully flavoured which is a benefit in this case because it allows the flavours that are there to develop. Dry bitter finish, a very nice stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at Hamilton Hall, Liverpool Street, London.
Dark, dark brown but translucent at the edges. Has a fine bone head. Subtle dry roasted malt aroma that then kicks into full blown flavour. Dry espresso, clean and full. Rich and think on the palate.


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