overall
72
57
style
Brewed by Goachers
Style: Stout
Maidstone, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular

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1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
Cask conditioned, GBBF 2005: Artificial burnt aroma. Malty sweet body. Below average. Very weak and thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2005
Sweet, thick, chocolate aroma has notes of shoe leather. Opaque brown body with ruby highlights and a generous and lasting large-bubbled brown head. Roasty flavour up front with soy and chocolate character. Medium body is perhaps a bit thin for style with somewhat low carbonation. Cask at GBBF 2005.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (18209) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
Gravity cask at Red Lion, Snargate, Kent. Black in colour. Chocolate malt nose, smokey charcoal. Full in mouth, some acids with bitter burnt malt on end

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (10451) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2004
Very dark with a beige head. Aromas are roast malts, earthy and peaty with licourice. Flavours consist of lots of roast malts with coffee and a dry earthy palate. Has a dry finish with licourice bitterness. Surely not strong enough to be called an Imperial Stout!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2004
Well, its certainly a stout, and not a bad one at all, but its not an Imperial stout by any stretch of the imagination. Opaque, deep chestnut brown colour. Farmyard and coffee aroma. Espresso coffee and chocolate in the flavours. Dry finish with a bitter aftertaste. Rather impressive overall, but not enough complexity to score higher. Cask (gravity), Catford Beer Festival.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigltur (5105) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2004
[Cask conditioned] Very optimisitc to call a stout with only 4.5% an imperial stout. Lots of malty bitterness. Some fruitiness. Not very full bodied nor imperial, but a nice brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2685) - GERMANY - AUG 26, 2003
TAP GBBF: Light toasted nose, lathery sticky head, opque dark brown color. Slow start in the taste profile, then bursts into a strong bitter roasted maltiness. molasses in the middle , then an espresso-like finish. Clean palate, not very complex but decent all around. Too thin for a stout?

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5710) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 Aug, 2003. Gravity Cask, Kent Beer Festival. Roasty aroma. Some soy sauce in taste. Dark and increasingly bitter. Very pleasant but lacks breadth and complexity, concentrating on bitter roast tones. [3.5]
Sept, 2003. <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/25/258 Lion, Snargate. Dry roasted barley flavour dominates. Small hint of fruity sweetness up front which is soon thumped into submission by the burning dryness. A crude dry stout in flavour, but aroma is more of an imperial. [3.1]
Nov, 2005.<a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/21/212 Volunteer, Maidstone In perfect condition. A rich and flavoursome dry stout with creamy chocolate notes and those hints of sour wine and soy sauce that lift this beer into the Imperial Stout arena where by abv alone it shouldnt belong. Delicious. [4.0]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (13126) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2003
GBBF, cask. Aroma has roasted malt. Firm licorice apple and roasted malt flavor. Long roasted bitter finish. Loads of flavor for the modest alcohol content.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2003
GBBF 2003: not much going on with the aroma: light chocolate-espresso nose. Medium hazelnut-opaque color wth a foamy head. Mild bitter coffee - roasted taste. Not really thin but takes it's time to show the flavors in your mouth. Decent - but not overwhelming.


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