Brewed by Amber Ales
Style: Stout
Ripley, England


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Our much-lauded Original is a self-styled traditional stout. Made with a complex blend of five malts to give a full-flavoured, yet smooth and easy drinking base and bittered with a blend of Saaz, Fuggle and Styrian Goldings for a subtle hop aroma.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8839) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 14, 2016
Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is light roasty malt. The flavour is moderate liqourice bitter with a light watery, roasty, light creamy caramel, light chocolate palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (10315) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Had this at The Tabot, Amber Brewery Tap, Ripley, Derbyshire consumed either at festival site or nearby Golden Valley campsite 26.07.13 Pours very dark brown, perhaps a little thin but I really, really like this. Some watery spent coffee grains, a good roastiness, simple, decent, non fussy stout. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
Off cask at the fishpond matlock bath. Very tasty. Lots of chocolate and coffee, good stout indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (7039) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2011
Fra cask p Euston Tap 19 Mai 11. Svart. Lavt kremaktig skum. Behagelig kaffearoma. Smaken litt tynn men en aner kaffe, lakris og sjokolade. Trr, rstet malt i ettersmaken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (26432) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2011
[email protected] Tap, London. More or less black colour with a small beigeish brown head, that settles quite quickly. Aroma is chocolate, some nutty notes, mild roasted malts as well as some slight liquorice and also mild floral and wooden notes. Flavour is chocolate, roasted malts, some toffee, nutty notes as well as some bitter hoppyness lurking in the background. Pleasantly balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25652) - Malm, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
Cask @ Euston Tap, Euston NW1. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty caramel and chocoalte flavor with weak hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (14229) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2011
Cask conditioned at The Talbot (Amber Ales Brewery Tap), Ripley, Derbys. Black with tan head. Full of deep roaste malty notes giving a bitterness and drying effect but still remaining relatively smooth. Nicely set up and pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12071) - Troms, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2011
Cask, air pressure, half pint at Euston Tap. Tan-coloured, low head that lasted for a while. Black coloured body with a deep, brownish shade. Smell of sweet dark malts with an espresso-like tint. Earthy malts, coffee and chocolate in flavour offset by bitter malts towards the ending. Easy to drink and easy to like (London, 31.07.2011).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20648) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2011 Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours black with a small, tan head. Rich chocolate, roasted malt aroma. Light to medium sweet flavor, dry roast cocoa, ash, burnt wood, earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry, heavy roast finish, ashy earth, mild mocha. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8359) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2011
(Cask at Euston Tap, Euston, London, 19 May 2011) Black colour with brief, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of chocolate, cocoa and dark bread. Roasted, malty taste with chocolate, cocoa, tobacco and a gentle cocoa bitterness in the finish. Rather light body, dry. Exceptionally well balanced, and the low abv makes it highly drinkable. Very nice one.

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