Formerly brewed at Brodie’s Beers
Style: Stout
Leyton, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
Cask; Seasonal - Summer.
Complex dark fruit and coffee flavours and body which belies its low strength.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5691) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
William IV: Brodies Birthday Bash Sept 2011. Fruity mild with a hoppy tang in the finish. Good black fruit flavours - blackcurrant with pink grapefruit. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (20548) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
Cask at William IV during Brodies Birthday Bash 2011. Clearish, red-brown pour with a foamy head. Actually has some grapefruit hops on the nose with mild roast notes. Pleasant flavor, some dry, roasty malts, stones, pine, grapefruit bitterness. Nice character but, not surprisingly, very little oomph. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish, more pine, rindy citrus bitterness, mild roast. Pretty decent given the ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36442) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
Cask at Bree Louise, London. A deep red beer with no head. The aroma has notes of chocolate and caramel. The flavor is acidic with notes of roasted malt as well as lighter notes of soy sauce, leading to a very roasted finish. The body is light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
On cask (handpump) at the Southampton Arms on 26 July 2010. Dark brown colour. Flat. No head. Slightly roasty aroma. Hint of diacetyl. Dry and chocolatey on the palate. Quite bitter. The idea of a light stout for Summer drinking is an interesting one but I can’t say I was particularly impressed. Condition didn’t seem to too great though. Flagged for re-rate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Cask at the William IV (Brodies Autumn Fest), 4th Sept 2010. Black with no head. Malty, burnt notes on the nose. Slightly watery palate (it is sub-3% after all). Good light stout with lots of roasted malt. A nice dark beer for quaffing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17997) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Cask handpull at William IV. Very dark brown colour. Decent lightish stout. Good stuff. Yes some harsh roast. Ken is wrong. But it’s a decent roasted stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25572) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
Cask gravity @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8357) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2010
(Gravicask at Brew Wharf, Southwark, London, 3 Aug 2010) Black colour with no head. Roasted, malty nose with chocolate, liquorice, sweet black coffee, dark rye bread and hints of ashes. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee, chocolate, liquorice and a dry finish with a certain coffee bitterness. Thin body, dry, with a generous coffee bitterness. Definitely a bit thin, but tasty and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2010
4th September 2010. Brodies Beer Fest at their Brewpub - King William IV in Leyton.
Opaque black beer. Light dry palate. Lightly roasted malt. A little hop bitterness - orangey and grapefruit. Finishes dry. Nice light crisp stout with a good flavour for it’s low abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4563) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2011 Beautiful pour - black with a fine beige head. The initial taste is intensely dark chocolate with a hint of raspberry, the body is dry and malty, then a dry aftertaste with hints of smoke. Astoundingly good for the ABV. Re-rate on 22-10-11, lots of grass and citrus hops on the nose, light roasty body with hints of tart red fruit and cocoa, clean hoppy finish, quite excellent but reminiscent more of a black IPA than a stout.

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