Brewed by Beeston
Style: Dry Stout
Kings Lynn, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.

This beer was originally created and brewed by Andy Mitchell at the Spectrum Brewery. He has now passed the secret recipe to Beeston Brewery, so that the legend of this strong black stout continues.
Strong, dark, luscious & notorious. Our multi-award winning beer. Probably the best vegan beer in Britain.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2922) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Gravity Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2011 (Day 1), Earls Court, London Aug 2011 - as "Spectrum Old Stoatwobbler" - Very Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, coffee, liquorice, caramel, hints of smoke. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins. Very drinkable. Relatively sweet for a dry stout. (2011-08-02)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4486) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Deep Ruby black colour with a thin tan head. Roasted malt and fruity aroma. Taste dry and roasted, a touch of smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle at ashs. Pours black, nose is smoked sausage, toffee, roasted malts, taste is sweet chocolate, toffee, thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (6258) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - deep black with a decent thin head. Nose - charcoal and liquorice. Toffee. Smoke. Taste - toffee, liquorice and Crunchie Bar. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (10161) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobbs. Pours opaque brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of liquorice, smoked sausage, charcoal. Taste is bitter roast. Thin finish, cocoa powder.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
chocolate and coffee aromas from a pitch black body with a white head. Thick chocolate goodness! some licorice in the finish! excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1579) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
A dark brown to black coloured beer with a thickish mocha coloured head. A rich roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate and nutty, then vinous dark fruits. Full mouthfeel. A bittersweet malt taste, the nutty and chocolate elements come through, which is followed by a slightly sour, vinous dark fruit flavour, that lasts into the finish. Bottle purchased from the Dobbies garden centre, Hardwick Retail Park, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tombyars (1662) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2012
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in May 2008. Cask, gravity dispense. Mahogany black in colour with a thin buff tan head. Superb aroma of sticky sweet banoffee pie, which is long in thick intensity. Seductive, creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex gives a huge malty whack of Belgian chocolate, rum soaked raisins, which then give way to soft caramel and overipe bananas. Very little in the way of hop resins detected but sherry soaked black cherries are present in the alcoholic aftertaste. Finish is a battle royal between fruit and caramel with vinous malt booming in the mouth. A fantastic Dry Stout and this was beer of the festival for me. Worth making the effort seeking this out in cask , highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20130) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 2. Pours dark brown with a big, light tan head. Dark malts galore in the aroma, some mild tang, light dark fruits. Sweet flavor - really good! Brown sugar, toffee and caramel, moderate roast. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, good balance, mild dry roast malts, dark fruit, mild toffee. Very drinkable and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Black - offwhite head. Raisins, chocolate, high malty,fruity notes, berries, dried dark fruits, nutty, ok burned notes, roasted. Nice.

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