overall
66
49
style
Brewed by Brunswick
Style: Stout
Derby, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.

This multi award winning strong ale is as dark as the name suggests! Dangerously quaffable, with smooth liquorice flavours.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (731) - Offenbach, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2017
Dark brown, no head. Slightly sweetish aroma of liquorice over burnt malts and chocolate. Medium body, not too watery. Sour start of oxidized coffee, citrus,liquorice, rather like the sour liquorice candy you get. Easing off towards the middle, but still has a sour background. Citrusy, spicy coffee finish, sour espresso aftertaste. Good coffee stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (7429) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2016
Cask at Birmingham Beer Festival 2016; dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, aroma has sweet malts and dark fruits, taste has some char, hint of chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6989) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2016
Fra cask/gravity p Brunswick Inn i Derby 17 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Svart. Lavt - litt farget stabilt skum. Tynn lacing. Bra aroma av sjokolade. Myk munnflelse. Smaken sammensatt: Litt ryk. Litt mrk frukt. Blir trr & syrlig etter hvert. Lett trr avslutning.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2345) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Cask at The Wilkes Head, Leek. A deep brown to black colour with a foamy tan head. Aroma of liquorice, some roasted malts, slight chocolate, a little plum and raisin, subtle banana and a little spice. Taste of roasted malts, plum, raisin, some liquorice, slight chocolate, subtle banana and a little spice. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, lingering, roasted bitterness in the finish with some spicy liquorice in the aftertaste. Had this a while ago and enjoyed it at The Brunswick, Derby but didnt rate it. Nothing as changed, a good roasted spiciness to this stout and very tasty. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2390) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Cask at Bird in Hand, Cheadle. Pours black brown with a tan head. Bit of cream, bitter light coffee, choc, lickadick, smooth. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (9438) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Cask gravity @ Cannon Inn, Newton Poppleford. Extremely dark with a few bubbles for a head. Fairly strong tasting with a slightly soapy aroma and taste, but a few roasted malts are evident in the latter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15367) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2015
Cask (Kingston Arms, Cambridge)
Lovely soft chocolatey roasty aroma. Almost black, ruby glints, persistent tight tan head. Some banana aspects, sweeties for Anna, but stringy for me. Taste has a lovely soft roast, and more of the banana strings. Very full body, soft and succulent. Slight drying aspect to the finish, quite burnt, but no astringency. A very solid stout porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YorkshireG73 (55) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
On tap @Victorian Beer Cafe Halifax. Bit of a weird one this, its like a blend between a stout, porter and a bit of black IPA. The taste is quite intense more like a craft beer. Sour sharpness brings through the porter style with hops and roast on the end.Thin mouthfeel. Not bad but I think this beer has tried too hard in one part but not asserted itself enough. Very much like a watery Manchester Star Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (4518) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Gravity at Kingston Beer Festival 2015, near-black with a lasting tan ring and aromas of smoky plum and liquorice. Rich and gently fruity, with liquorice and earthy bitterness. Dry and burnt-bitter finish with lasting liquorice notes.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12006) - Troms, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
Cask, half at Brunswick Inn. Beige head to a rosewood coloured body. Rings of lace down the glass. Moderate dark malty nose, shades of liquorice. Mixed taste of chocolate and caramel. Well bodied. Nice. An extra point for its name (Derby 20.02.2015).


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