overall
71
55
style
Brewed by Grain
Style: Stout
Harleston, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A traditional black stout made with Maris Otter and roasted malts. Smooth and smoky with burnt toast dryness and a hint of coffee.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - FEB 3, 2014
Classic roasty, sweet, minerally profile, good stout. Quite syrupy, some chalky character, very nice.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15310) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2017
Gravicask (CWAF2017)
For Anna, a lovely roasty chocolatey aroma, taste likewise. For me, a lovely espresso aroma, taste likewise. Were agreed, whatever its like, its a lovely rich roast. Superb drinkability. Finish dry and woody - lovely!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11988) - Troms, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2017
By gravicask at Chelmsford & Mid Essex Winter Beer Festival. Shared with Cunningham. Black as pitch. Low fawn-coloured head. Smell of dough and chocolate. Mixed taste of toffee and dark dough with a coffee backdrop. Medium bodied. Smooth in the mouth. Pretty alright (17.02.2017).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (11518) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2017
Cask @ Spread Eagle, Ipswich. Pours nearly black with an offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, bread, licorice. Flavor is sweet, malt, toasted bread, chocolate, licorice. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. 150217

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (19137) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2017
Cask @ Spread Eagle, Ipswich. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and lots of chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and roasted moderate bitter finish. 150217

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (17909) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2017
Cask @ Spread Eagle, Ipswich. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and hops. Nice roasty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (2910) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle. Traditional black stout. Pitch black, bitter, very burnt toasted malts, very espresso coffee, sour fruit, some chocolate. Dry sour burnt finish. (2008)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2745) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Gravity cask at the Cambridge Winter Ales Festival 2017. Very dark brown and translucent with a tonsure of khaki head. Smells of oak with some liquorice and stone fruit. Taste is far too sweet but Im mollified by the spicy hop and smoky liquorice which usher in the finish. Still theres an artifice milky sweetness - like a chocolate milk drink - in the aftertaste. A tough one to rate as it is such a mixed bag.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (2293) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Cask at the Spread Eagle, Ipswich. Pours black with a lasting off white head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, toffee, molasses. Light milky sweetness, moderate bitterness. Medium to full bodied, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Finish is slightly smokey. A good stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (4889) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Inky black-brown in colour with a rapidly disappearing head of foam. It has a liquorice, chocolate and tart red fruity flavour followed by oak and coffee on the finish. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (6016) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
Jet black with thin creamy head. Aroma and flavour have a pleasant smokiness. Some cocoa in the finish.


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