Brewed by Geeves
Style: Stout
Barnsley, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask & bottled; Regular.
A complex blend of dark malts creates this classic, rich, strong stout.
No narrowboat is complete without a solid-fuel stove. Whether they burned the coal they were carrying or found bits of wood along the towpath,the stove provided an essential source of heat during the bitter winters on the waterways and something to cook on for a boatman and his family. Or, as we used to do, to heat the water for a day’s brewing!

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mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Cask gravity at the Watford beer fest 2015. Dark chestnut brown coloured pour with a lasting loose cream head. Aroma is nice earthy milk choc, vanilla, nutty roasted grains. Flavour is composed of smooth nutty roast, choc, faint earthy roast. Faint berry. Palate is medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Rich flavour full stout. Very good.

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Cask at Moo Bar, Penrith. Pours black brown with a tan head. Smoke at the start, roast bitterness, very bitter on the finish. Decent enough.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Cask (backlog). Black colour with a mediumsized brown head. Aroma is ashes, some black currant and bilberries along with mild smoked wooden notes, liquorice and toffee. Flavour is much the same, but also has some mild chocolate and earthy notes. Lovely.

s_hartshorne (2840) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Cask Rutland arms Sheffield. Black ok tan head. Aroma is choc coffee roasted malts. Taste same good smokey notes dry bitter finish. Ok body. Decent stout.

downender (9008) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
At the Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield, 2/12/2014. Deep, cola, colour with a slight, off-white, head. Plain chocolate and roasted malt aroma, with a touch of blueberry sweetness. Quite a bitter, coffee, flavour, with some chocolate in the background and a dryish finish. Enjoyable.

BOBBDrinker (67) - - MAR 26, 2014
An amazing Stout which disguises its strength perfectly, there is a warm and inviting aroma of chocolate and liquorice which is followed up in the taste, with added malt and biscuit which caress the tongue leaving an oily feel and a warming sensation down the throat. A great dark ale and well worth having a pint.

stravale (3150) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2013
Cask @ Guildford Arms, Edinburgh [281013]
Black, bubbly tan head, some lacing
Aroma of soft roasted malts, dark malts, some dark toffee
Taste of dark quite sweet malts, soft roasted malts, some dark fruits, plain chocolate, this is nice
Palate - Medium body, smooth, nice mouthcoating dark malts. Finish - soft quite sweet dark malts, smooth dark chocolate linger, good finish
Overall - Very good stout, tasty stuff

kerenmk (5358) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 28, 2013
Cask at The Fighting Cock, Bradford, September 2013. Pours black with cream head, chocolate, wood, old chocolate liquor and delicate smoke aroma, smoky with sweet undertones in the mouth. Body’s a little too light, wooden and slightly smoky finish. Pretty good, outstanding aroma but the taste and body weaken it.

jamesie1857 (1986) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
500ml bottle - deep black, body, fading white head. Smoky dusty nose, loads of dark chocolate and coffee. A roasted nut bite, with notes of bitter chocolate and cigar smoke. A very dusty palate to this, and a bit thin on the mouthfeel. A nice one as you go along and settle into the drink.

allmyvinyl (11182) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2013
Standout Cask beer in an evening largely dominated by variations on blonde bitter. Pint at The Old Black Bull, Preston. True black with nice tan head. Good roasted aroma, hints of chocolate. Tastes - full of dark malt flavours, and really well-balanced smokiness. Finishes smooth and thick. Lovely.

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