overall
86
84
style
Brewed by Ascot
Style: Stout
Camberley, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.

This multi award winning beautiful black stout is full of roasted coffee and dark bitter chocolate flavours.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.2
jonas (7993) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2017
Backlog rating from RBESG 2008, grand tasting: Coffee aroma, black cream head. Light body. A bit sugar. Chocolate aftertaste.

3.4
BeardedAvenger (1035) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2017
Bottle from Co-op, Chobham. Creamy coffee aroma, if not overly strong. Dark and glossy. Thick beige head, in fact it was a real gusher when the bottle was first opened. Initial medium-heavy bitterness, which carries on through into the finish. Super tart berries and liquorice. However the promised coffee and chocolate are there in the undertow. Light-medium bodied. Some slickness to it but somewhat thine After the initial splurge of froth the carbonation is somewhat subdued. Astringent finish. A good stout, but not better than that. Could do with more body to it.

3.7
john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Cask and Bottle. Pitch black in colour. Very malty (roasted malts, liquorice, lots of dark chocolate and espresso coffee). Hops noticeable and some fruit (berries?). Full-flavoured. Rich, smooth, silky with nice mouthfeel. Dry bitter roasty finish. Very nice stout! (2008)

3.7
MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Raisins and roasted malts with burnt edges build bitterness, accented by green hops.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the blackness.
-Mouthfeel is smooth and well-rounded, as is the case with 90% of all British real ales, it seems.
-Sweetness is present but never exaggerated.
-This brew has plenty of personality.

On cask at The John Logie Baird, Hastings.

3.9
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2016
Pint in Auld Brig, Irvine. Into pub looking for a light beer but really couldn’t turn my nose up at this. A solid, traditional stout with all the qualities of a bygone time. My dad would have loved this.

3.7
dynamiteninja (1875) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2016 Cask at Penderels Oak. Jet black body. Tan head. Smoke meat roasted malt fruit. Smoky bittersweet taste. Gloopy. Full bodied. Dry finish.

3.6
mr_h (5843) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled, Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow (16 Apr 2016), roast malt aroma, opaque near black with a bubbly tan head and no lacing, coffee, roast malty, faint hint of smoke, oily, smooth.

3.4
theprof (1144) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
Cask. Pours mahogany black with ruby tints and a tan cream top. Aroma roasted malts. Some vanilla marshmallow and coffee in the flavour. Very smooth and creamy as a stout should be.

3.8
redders1974 (1578) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Great stouto simply done black with nice thin tan head that lasts great roasts some bitter chocolate dry finish

3.6
bhensonb (15621) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Pours black iwth a tan head. Milk chocolate aroma. Med body or nearly. Flavor is chocolate, light burnt malt. Smooth, tasty finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5