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Brewed by Beeston
Style: Dry Stout
Kings Lynn, England

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
Grumbo (3973) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours almost black with a red tint and a small short lasting beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, nut, chocolate and hint of liquorice. Medium sweetness and moderate roasted bitterness. Medium body, oily and slightly watery texture, with average carbonation.

3.1
redders1974 (1625) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2017
Near black short lived tan head coffee grounds praline bottle at home from boe.

3.6
CH-303 (2358) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 29, 2017
Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Some light tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, light coffee/chocolate. Slight bitterness.
Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £3.59
Info: 23/3-2017, BB: 31/10-2017

3.4
john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Gravity Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2011 (Day 1), Earl’s 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)

3.4
Mr_Pink_152 (5541) - 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.

3.5
Stuu666 (14806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle at ash’s. Pours black, nose is smoked sausage, toffee, roasted malts, taste is sweet chocolate, toffee, thin.

3.6
AshtonMcCobb (6898) - 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.

3.5
allmyvinyl (11005) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours opaque brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of liquorice, smoked sausage, charcoal. Taste is bitter roast. Thin finish, cocoa powder.

Last wee tasting of the summer

4.2
SilverfoX (879) - 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!

4
StueyD (1586) - 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, King’s Lynn, Norfolk.


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