Brewed by Brunswick
Style: Stout
Derby, England


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edsspoon (891) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (5075) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (22983) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (3059) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Cask at the NWAF, Manchester, 2012. Generals 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (14035) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (42642) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
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 doesnt 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23958) - , 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8216) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
Cask. Pours a very dark brown with a vague orange hue and a small off-white head. Lightly burned malt in the nose, perhaps a whiff of butter also. Full-bodied, rich in sweet, hard roasted malts and sweet dried fruit. Again almost no bitterness - Brunswick seems to be afraid of hops! 170110

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