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style
Brewed by Brunswick
Style: Stout
Derby, England

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unknown

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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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3.2
Rune (13508) - Tromsø, 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).

4
edsspoon (905) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Gravity - very dark ruby red with a foamy brown head. Aroma of banana, vanilla and chocolate with a little yeast and toffee to complement. Taste of roasted malts, tar, burning wood and burnt toffee, shortly followed by caramel, vanilla, liquorice and brown sugar. Light bitterness to end. Medium body. Most excellent.

2.9
visionthing (5533) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 28, 2013
Cask at NWAF 2012. Very dark with a reddish hue and a bubbely off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits with hops, malt and some roasty notes and hints of alcohol. A bit sweet and fruity with a light bitterness in the finish. Decent enough. (2013-01-25)

3.7
cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2013
cask at NWAF ... deep black ... thin tan head ...soft dark roast nose ... dark fruits ... soft chocolate .... little lactic sugers . soft sweetness ... touch of wheyness

3.3
planky84 (3431) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Cask at the NWAF, Manchester, 2012. General’s gathered in their masses...this one had a nose of molasses...as well as currants and sweet spice. Dark fruit approach, malty sweet flavour. Fruity finish. Heavy stuff.

3.1
imdownthepub (15333) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Cask conditioned at The Wellington, Birmingham. Black with cream head. A strong medicinal note with a really sweet character, tongue coating and a strong fruitiness. A bit of a struggle.

2.6
yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2010
From cask at Kelham Island Tavern. Pours dark brown to black with a small off white to tan head. Aroma is roasted malty. Mild acidic and roasted malt flavoured. Somewhat alcoholic too. Acidic and dark malty finish. Not really my thing.

3.7
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2010
[cask at the Brunswick Inn, Derby] A dark, black viscous brew this one – got that comforting treacle-effect on the palate when it slides down. It really doesn’t taste as strong as it is, although there are some alcohol notes in the mix along with the classic strong porter flavours. I got more coffee than chocolate alongside the malt, no hops to speak of. If you want a decent bookend to finish a night in the Brunswick, you could do far worse than one of these... [21042009]

3.3
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2010
5th December 2008. Very dark brown stout. Soft and rich with a slight undercurrent of cherry-raspberry. Dry malt finish that is just slightly bitter. The fruitiness makes this very drinkable. No need to be Paranoid at all!

3.2
DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2010
Cask handpull, The Brunswick Inn, Derby. Heavy liquorice looks edged with ruby under a fine, yellow-tan collar. Generous roasted aroma with a deep cafetiere smokiness and coal. Punchy dry roast, some scorched plastic and toast; definite liquorice, hint of apple, bitter cocoa, ashtray. Some roasted (carbonised) nuttiness in the aftertaste. Lacks a bit of body and depth at 6%- full of roast but edging towards thinness and astringency.Too much of a good thing: burnt wood.


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