Brewed by Acorn
Style: Stout
Wombwell, England


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A deep malt and hoppy aroma with liquorice throughout. Roast malt, friut and hops also carry through this full bodied stout.

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Garrold's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (5606) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle from Beeches of Walkley, Sheffield. Deep, reddy brown. Thick, creamy, beige head. Good looker. Aroma is dark, unsweetened fruit. Roasted coffee beans, some licorice, some dark chocolate. Taste is roast bitterness. Hoppy, dry finish. Punches well above its weight.

Don2711 (494) - - NOV 21, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2017 Black with off white head. Licorice malt and chocolate flavours. Really good. Not able to detect aroma but excellent taste and strenght. Much superior to Guinness. Will explore again re aroma on another night.

GuideDogSaint (1752) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 8, 2017
Cask at the Volunteers Arms, GBBF. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, liquorice and toffee. Bitter finish.

john44 (3400) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Gravity Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2011 (Day 5), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2011 - Pitch Black in colour; Ruby Red against the light. Very Malty; roast/burnt malts, espresso coffee, lots of liquorice, dusty bitter dark chocolate, toffee. Slightly smokey. Fruity; berries. Hoppy; earthy and spicy hops. Roast malty and fairly bitter throughout. Dry bitter roast malty finish. Enjoyed this. Very drinkable. Nice Stout! (2011-08-06)

MarcinG (1003) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Pint in Chapeltown. Czarny kolor. Piana kremowa ,gesta o bezowym kolorze ladnie utrzymuje sie w szkle. Aromat kawy czekolady i ciemnych owocow. W smaku kawa czekolada palone slody czarna porzeczka sliwki. Delikatne i raczej slodkawe.

sdmmb (1858) - BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2016
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from the Bierhuis in Ossett. Excellent, drinkable imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ianwelby (1525) - SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Pitch black, off white head. Light chocolate aroma. Rich chocolate and malt aroma, a dash of bitter hop. Burnt toffee aftertaste. Really very nice.

Hullaledrinker (24) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Bought a bottle of Gorlovka from Asda & enjoyed it at the end of an evening, this ale is quality very hoppy full bodied stout with lots of flavours of liquorice & fruits. really tasty, different league to Guiness in my book. better looking new bottle too & like the Russian name.

theprof (1242) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Cas. Malty with a whiff of gravy powder on the nose. Dark as befits an imperial stout but the tan top could be improved in terms of creamy texture. Taste has smooth roasted malt with a little fruit flitting through.and some coffee notes in the finish. Imperial stout is not an easy style to master. I have yet to find my archetype but this isn’t it.

DevianBeer (17) - ITALY - MAR 2, 2016
partiamo dal presupposto che non è un’imperial stout, stoutina da 6° carina ma niente di più

jjsint (3493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Handpull cask at the Kelham Island Tavern. Dark brown, only slightly translucent. Big tan head. Smells of sulphur and Bisto, not actively unpleasant but not enticing and certainly not beery. Taste is a different world altogether. Sweet, almost milky, with a strong tinge of liquorice and the slightest hint of clove. Nice full body with bitterness in the aftertaste. Not perfect but dangerously quaffable.

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