Brewed by Binghams
Style: Stout
Reading, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Special.
Dark stout with root ginger.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2971) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 17, 2014
Cask @ Belfast Beer Festival [141114]
Black, no head, gravity dispense
Aroma of dark malts, ginger, no roast, gingerbread, simple
Taste of dark malts, sweet ginger, touch savoury, no roast, quite simple
Palate - Medium body, light sweet. Finish as main flavour
Overall - Maybe gravity dispense didnt do this beer justice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (4566) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Cask at the Magpie, deep dark red-black with a lingering mid-coarse crema and aromas of giner and coffee. Palate is roasty malt with a notable but very well judged and balanced ginger character. Touches of coffee and red fruit, and a light earthy bitterness. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2571) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Cask at the Watford Beer Festival 2013. Poured a very, very dark ruby with a thin, tan head. Aroma of root ginger, roasted malt and molasses. Pretty full mouth feel. Liquorice flavour initially with notes of treacle and fiery ginger. Palate was coffee, burnt sugar, light spice and dark fruit. Nice effort; the ginger had put me off trying this variant in the past, however it was subtle and tasted like actual ginger, rather than the sugary, crystallised stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (4252) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
Black with small light brown foam head. Aroma is coffee dominated. taste is bitter coffee, some chocolate tones, indeed some ginger. Lasting bitter aftertaste. (Reading 201311)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (11413) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Cask gravity at the Watford beer fest 2013. Aroma is roast black malt, ginger is pungent earthy root ginger. Flavour is spicy earthy ginger and mellow roasted notes. Sweet finish. Some artificial notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1672) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Tasted this in the Three Judges, Glasgow in August 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear black in colour with ruby highlights and a thin, creamy buff head. Aroma has notes of Idris Ginger Beer and dusty black malt. Good lacing throughout and has a thin but creamy mouthfeel. Dark malts gives a roast grain base flavour with burnt black toast and root ginger notes. Hop resins impart a black peppery flavour to the dusty, resiny aftertaste which compliments the fire in the malt. Finish is dry with burnt cereal husks evident in the malt edged taste. An unusual stout but not one for a session though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Cask Ale tasted at Gallows Bird RAF. Coffee and slight ginger in the nose. Low head. Dark black reddish color. Soft malty and slightly sour taste with some hints of ginger. Full filled. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (2820) - Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Cask @ Gallows Bird RAF 2013. Pours a dark brown. Aroma is loads of ginger, not unpleasantly so fortunately. Its stingy as ginger should be, but not medicinal. Some roast there as well. Taste is a lot of ginger with some coffee and roast. Again, you can detect the gingers spiciness and sting, but its not unpleasant. Turns quite malt bready on the finish. Palate is medium.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RexTalionis (3705) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Cask at Gallows Bird real ale festival. Black with small head. Sharp herbal notes in aroma, not much of ginger here at first. Instead the ginger appears instantly in the taste and quite strong for that matter. Later on as well some ginger in aroma. Some notes of bitter chocolate in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11374) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Cask at the Gallows Bird XVI Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland. Dark reddish brown colour with small light tan head. Ginger and toasted malt... and ginger... and ginger in aroma. Flavour is more balanced with roasted malt, some hops and ginger. There's some swimming pool in aroma too. Balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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