Brewed by Binghams
Style: Stout
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.
A dark 5% ABV stout with a delicious blend of dark malts to provide a complexity in character which draws you in for another sip. Named after the brewers dog, whos also very dark and complex!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonb5 (517) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Pint at the Hope in Carshalton. A: Jet black, had a decent sized faintly tanned head, which hung around for a while S: Malt and cranberry. T: Espresso, fudge, malt and cranberry, lingered on the palate. M: Light texture, smooth creamy texture, slipped down quite well. O: Nice, first beer for a while which made me take notice, recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4914) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Cask, hand-pulled, Bon Accord, Glasgow, vanilla, chocolate aroma, very dark brown near black, no head, chocolate malt flavour, sweet, oily, roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13553) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Cask conditioned at The Alehouse, Reading, Berks. Black with tan head. Rich, darkly roasted malts to the fore, liquorice and chocolate notes leading the way, dry with a hoppy bittering element. Full toasty and smooth. A really well brewed stout and a pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle from a pop-up market in Wokingham. Poured black, with a tan head, which dissipated to a halo. Aroma of roasted malt, liquorice and peat. Good, smooth mouth feel. Dark chocolate in the flavour, with some coffee and port. Finish was burnt malt, molasses and treacle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (2996) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
Cask. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized good lacing white head. Vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, sugary dark malts, brown sugar, rye bread. Medium body and soft as velvet. Gentle carbonation, light coffee notes. Rich in flavour and oh so soft. Its like a beer pillow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1906) - Brentford ,West London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Cask @magpie Brentford a grimy stout that slaps ur palate with rich roast ,burnt malt and decent hop texture . A bit thin on palate though . Easy to swill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (3974) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2013
Dark Brown with small light Brown foam ring. Aroma is not too strong, toffee. Taste is a stout, but not too extreme, bit weak. Aftertaste is long lasting. (Velp 201311) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (22138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2013
Given how good the cask varients have been, i can only suspect the nbottle ... but this bottle at Jens doesnt live up to the rest ... dark black ... small bubbly tan head ... soft musty roast nose ... roast malts ... but something not right ... really hope i see on CASK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1728) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
Roasted malt, quite chocolatey with a hint of fruit coming through - really enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2013
Cask @ The Old Manor, Bracknell. Black coloured with a small rather dense brown head. Strong mokka roasted malty with an almost whiskey smokey hinted aroma with some vanilla sweet hints. Medium to full light creamy hinted palate. FInish is rather sweet, short herby noted but with a lack of biterness and roasted matls. Little dry older (dusty) ending. Quite a surprise, good aroma, no taste.

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