Brewed by Brightside
Style: Stout
Manchester, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Regular.
Black stout with a flavour dominated by chocolate malt and roast barley.
Not as dry as an Irish stout, or as sweet as an old fashioned English version. Full bodied and well suited to the modern palate. Bramling Cross, Galena and Brewers Gold add complexity and complete the picture.
There is a lot going on in a glass of this beer.

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joe19612 (3156) - Camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, aroma is light and with hints of roast malt, the taste is medium bitterness and light with a dry bitter finish.

gegwilson (3835) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Cask in the North Riding Brewpub in Scarborough. Mahogany, almost black with a foamy cream head. Lovely coffee aroma. The taste has coffee, dark chocolate and a little hospital/elastoplast flavour. An interesting one.

Stuu666 (15525) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours black, nose is roasted, toffee, chocolate, taste is sweet, chewy toffee, bitter chocolate.

RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Keg, Beerdock, Crewe. Fairly prominent coffee aroma, with a little metalllic note. Woody and dry, rich roast malt midway, dark fruits, tobacco and tar in the finish and red fruit.

leaparsons (10906) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Black with a dense cream foam. Aromas are dark toffee and molasses with earthy peat. Coal with blackberries and creamy oak. Nutty roast coffee with dark chocolate. Flavours are nutty, bitter dark chocolate with rich coffee. Dark berries with gritty cocoa and a dry finish.

RichardGretton (4880) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with a strong light brown head. The aroma is roasted with rich maltiness. The flavour is very bitter with roastedness. Overall a nice stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Theydon_Bois (21794) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Gravity dispense at EBF ’18, 10/08/14. Black with a good sized tan covering of bubbles. Nose is roast malt, chocolate, toffee, vanilla. Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, milk chocolate, earthy roast, vanilla essence, lihgt charr. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, sweetish licks and underlying malt in the close. Simple, effective, solid stout.

Benzai (16993) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Cask @ Egham Beer Festival. Opaque black color, average to medium sized tan head. Smell and taste malts, big roastyness, dark chocolate, lots of liquorice, nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Impressive, really nice.

evergreen0199 (3631) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Cask at 18th Egham Beer Festival, Egham, Surrey. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, slightly dry. Excellent stout, I could drink this all evening.

yespr (49162) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2014
From cask. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, light smoked. Bitter and toasted dark malty. Mild smoked and chocolate malty. Bitter and dry finish.

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