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


on tap

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Mainly winter months with occassional brews in the summer.

The Top Dog is Watchman III (a Staffordshire Bull Terrier) mascot of the Staffordshire Regiment, once a regular at the brewery tap.

Colour: Black
Nose: Strong Chocolate malt
Taste: Malty with full-bodied rounded bitterness
Hops: Challenger
Malt: Pale & Chocolate

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - - DEC 5, 2011
Cask at cloisters. Dark brown, red highlights, creamy off-white head. Mild dark chocolate, coffee, slightly tangy fruit. Savoury palate, ashy, dark chocolate, herbal spiced finish. Not bad at all.

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2017
Cask at Congress, Longton. Pours black brown. A bit thin, some chocolate, bit of cream. A little bland though.

Cunningham (8069) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2017
Black color with a small beige head. Some lacing. Moderate intensity in the aroma. Medium body and a soft carbonation level. A bit dry ending. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Mainly roast and coffee in the flavor. Decent and easy to drink.
[Cask at Fat Cat in Norwich, England]

Rune (12944) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2017
Cask, in good drinking company with Grumbo, Saxo, Camons, Rasmus40 and Cunningham at Fat Cat in Norwich. Pitch black body, moderate beige head. Distinctly smell of roasted dark malts. Mixed flavour profile of cocoa, liquorice and dough. Roasted bitterness to the finish. Medium bodied. Pleasant stout (18.02.2017).

Grumbo (3086) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Cask at the Fat Cat, Norwich. Pours almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoky, ash, chocolate. Moderate sweetness and medium bitterness. Medium body and slight slick texture, carbonation is soft.

Rasmus40 (21140) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Cask @ Fat Cat, Norwich. Black with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and light chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and roasted moderate bitter finish. 180217

Camons (12670) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Cask @ Fat Cat, Norwich. Pours black with an offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, light chocoolate. Flavor is light sweet, roast malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation. 180217

saxo (18738) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Cask @ The Fat Cat, Norwich. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are caramel, roast malt, chocolate, hops and has a light bitter finish.

Stuu666 (13614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours deep brown, nose is chocolate, cocoa, toffee, taste is sweet, chocolate, thin.

Mr_Pink_152 (5092) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2016
Tried at the Felix Holt, Nuneaton. Black colour with a tan head. Light fruity and toasted malt aroma and taste that is light sweet to roasted but light bitter finish.

BeerViking (4905) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Cask at the Moon under Water, Hounslow. Near black with a lasting tan foam, a little chilled so a bit light on aroma, but rich and dry, with a sweet burnt-bitter edge, notes of red fruit and ash, hints of burnt cocoa and liquorice. Lovely.

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