Goldfinch (Dorset Brewing)
Brewed at Dorset

Style: English Strong Ale
Dorchester, England


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.

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fonefan (53728) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2016

Cask (handpump) @ Babington Arms (JDW), 11-13 Babington Lane, Derby, Derbyshire, England DE1 1TA.

[ As Jurassic Midnight Blinder ].
ABV: 5.0%, Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, chocolate, sweet malt, sweet chocolate, light roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20160220]

Rune (14269) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2016
Half-pint, cask at Babington Arms (JDW). Shared with Finn. Black with a ruby tint. Tan-coloured head, solid lacing. Lightly roasted malts, hints of berry fruits. Taste of black malts and black currant followed by a roasted bitter ending. Pretty nice (Derby 21.02.2016).

minutemat (6596) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Cask @ JDW Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours black with creamy head. Aroma is light fruits and dark malt. Taste bears roasted malts and light hints of cocoa, just needs a bit more punch.
Earlier Rating: 1/31/2016 Total Score: 2.2
Cask pint with my perfectly adequate Sunday evening roast @ Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours dark, good creamy beige head. Aroma is light treacle and nuts. Taste is smooth, light treacle, mild roast.. rather thin but met expectations.

Finn (8763) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2016
Fra fat på Babington Arms i Derby 21 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Svart. Lavt tett mokkafarget skum. Tett lacing. Forsiktig aroma av røstet malt. Smaken karamell & kaffe. Lett syrlig. Avslutninga er kaffe. Lite variert.

ManVsBeer (11975) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Cask @ Wetherspoon’s Piccadilly, Manchester as Dorset Midnight Blinder. Dark amber-red with a small head. More sweet in character than a stout for which it is labeled in style, there’s a strength in here too.

Don2711 (515) - - JAN 27, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2016 Ruby black appearance. Dark berry notes. Flavour treacle and toffee with molasses. Good strength and nice on palate. Old style ale but as someone who prefers dark ales this is excellent.

Mr_Pink_152 (6163) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2016
Tried at the Wetherspoons in Nuneaton as Dorset midnight Blinder. Deep Ruby black stout with a thin tan head. Aroma fruity berries and roasted malts. Taste rich bitter roast. Nice

mR_fr0g (14779) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Cask at moon under water jdw Watford. As Dorset Midnight Blinder. Opaque dark brown coloured pour with a thin creamy head. Aroma is coco powder, dry grains, tangy apple, musty, burnt toast. Flavour is composed of dry roasted grains, slight burnt toast, liquorice, black malt, dried apple. Palate is medium light bodied, moderate carbonation, semi sweet. OK.

harrisoni (20052) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Cask handpull at The Lord Moon of the Mall Whitehall. Black beer lasting beige head. Touch of liquorice on the aroma. Never my favourite flavour in a beer. But the rest of the beer is ok. Solid. Ok dark beer. I quite like the finish but can’t say why . Ok

tombyars (1839) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in October 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Black ruby in colour with a thin creamy buff head. Sweet note of treacle toffee on the short nose. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give an initial roast grain note but maltloaf base comes through with plain chocolate and treacle fudge flavours, not too sweet in the mouth. There is a vague hint of hop prickle in the short aftertaste but the earthy note fades rather fast as dark malt comes through again. Finish is malty and sweet with molasses and dry liquorice present in the palate. Would describe this as an Old Ale in style, along the lines of a weak version of Old Peculier. Very easy to drink for 5% and well recommended if you like your ales dark.

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