Brewed by Beartown
Style: Stout
Congleton, England


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A rich creamy smooth dark oatmeal stout that we think would give the dark Irish stouts something to think about.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt, wheat malt, oat malt. Challenger and Northdown hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (18226) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2005
Cask at County Hotel JDW Ashford. Black with dark beige head. Tarry aroma with some chocolate and coffee. OK in mouth, with tarry/coffee/chocolate and grainy finish. Got better as the pint went down

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2005
Handpulled at Babington (JDW) Derby. Very black, slight sweet aroma followed through with a sweet flavour, smooth stuff served rather cold but strangely refreshing after severala blonds on a warm day

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (14335) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2005
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Black with ruby hint and tan head. Looks like a stout, but who would serve a stout freezing cold? what sons of Bs would make me wait before it was drinkable, well ok those idiots at Guiness think its a good idea, but an actual proper, well crafted stout should be treated better. Finally, I found it a little watery, the coffee, dark roast didnt come through until near the end. Passable and I hope to try it agai, but fairly average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2005
Cask-conditioned @ Guide Dog, Soton (01/07/05)/. Balanced stout with fruity acidity and pleasing roast undertones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2005
A stonking good stout. Chocolate is the key component. Dark, bitter chocolate. I didnt realise it was an oatmeal stout and I cant say I detected any significant sweetness that normally comes from the oatmeal. Holds the attention throughout. Full flavoured and forceful, with a lasting, slightly sharp finish.. Cask (gravity dispense), Catford Beer Festival 2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 21, 2005
[email protected] Magpie&Crown, Brentford, London. This was more of a mild in my opinion. Softly roasted with some light caramel, and soft acidity, which lurks in the background, the body was a touch watery. Light, but quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2005
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Now then, heres a beer I almost sampled once before - well I drank something labelled as this beer, only to get home and realise it sounded nothing like the one every other Rater described... Better late than never, and this is actually a Stout worth waiting for, from a brewery who have yet to disappoint me in any way. Good crispy, peppery roast here - with a smooth, asky quality. I sometimes struggle to adequately describe the subtle differences between Stouts, but this is a good un.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2005
Cask Conditioned & on Hand pump at The babingtonin Derby on the 22nd Jan 2005. Very dark, ruby red / brown colour. A rich matly falvour, very tasty & refreshing. One of the finest beers of the day :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (10457) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2004
Black with a lacy head. Aromas are plain chocolate and licourice with roast malts and oats. Flavours are roasted malts with lactose and oats. Earthy and dry on the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5382) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2004
Dark but not totally black like some stouts.Slight smokey tang that gently lingers. Another decent beer from Beartown.

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