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Brewed by Burton Bridge
Style: Stout
Burton-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned year round. Cask; Mainly in Winter, with occasional Summer brews.
Brewed as Top Dog Stout with the addition of blackberry juice to add a faint sweetness. Winner of many awards including the S.I.B.A National Bottled Beer of 2005.
Colour: Black.
Nose: Strong chocolatey aroma with a hint of fruit.
Taste: Full-bodied with a smooth bitterness.
Hops: Challenger.
Malt: Pale & Chocolate.

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3.8
Ungstrup (38423) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2004
The aroma is sweet dominated by brambleberries. The color is black and it has a beutiful light brown head. The flavor is dominated by burnt and brambleberry flavors. It has a very dry end. A very good beer.

3.8
Bov (13264) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 20, 2004
dark coloured, little foam with big bubbles but a nice lacing, toasted mocha aroma, notes of black chocolate and some licorice, the body is rather thin, slightly oily with a robust bitterness, the finish is slightly dry and quite long with more coffeish notes - quality and character

3.8
fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2004
Dark color. Very good stout, good mix of dry coffee and malt sweetness; good texture, smooth. Long final. I can’t detect the fruits, but very good anyway! Excellent stout.

3.8
johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2004
Not as dark as some stouts but overall better than many,Quite complex with lots of interesting and pleasant flavours surfacing.Slight smokiness-a very nice stout.

3.8
DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
Glugs from the bottle a satisfyingly thick and tar-like pitch. Chocolate, barrelwood and a hint of fruity sourness in the nose I wouldn’t have picked out as blackberry. There’s almost a lemony edge to it. Big, roasty and chocolatey with a distinctly sourish sharpness as it warms. Puckeringly bitter charred malt finish. Proper, grown-up, roastily bitter and full-bodied stout with an intriguingly fruity tang. A pint is plenty, mind.

3.8
Svesse (8803) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2008
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Black colour with lasting, frothy, pale brown head. Roasted, malty nose with coffee, milky chocolate and wild berries. Roasted, malty taste with notes of coffee, chocolate, wild berries and generous doses of cocoa bitterness in the finish. Fairly dry with lots of bitterness coming through towards the end, nicely balanced by the fruity blackberry flavours. Very nice beer.

3.8
peter48er (186) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2009
500ml bottle. Poursvery dark, almost coal coloured with a small white head.Plenty of lacing. Strong aroma of coffee, malt, berries and burnt wood. In the mouth- chocolate/coffee, winter berries, charcoal and quite a lot of bitterness. Little carbonation. Overall a very enjoyable beer.

3.8
SilverfoX (879) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
raisin, smoke, roasty, aromas, cream coloured foamy head, pitch black body, medium bitterness, lightly sour, salty, full body, oily feel, lively, bitter, dry finish, not much fruit really. not incredible.

3.8
martynhall20 (15) - Hounslow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle. Large frothy dark tan head, long lasting. Very dark colour, almost black. A sweet aroma of blackberries but also a light smokey smell, the kind that your clothes smell of after a BBQ. The initial taste is sweetness, but its the dry bitter taste that lingers for longer. You can taste the blackberries, but its certainly not overpowering. Good mix of berries and roast flavours. I like this a lot, its a beer with a difference without being other the top.

3.8
niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
On cask at Congress, Longton - 3/10/14. Pours black with tan head. Very smooth easy drinking stout with hints of coffee and cream. Very nice.


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