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Brewed by Great Oakley
Style: Stout
Towcester, England

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

A dark rich stout brewed with generous amounts of Roast Barley and German hops.

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3.5
jjsint (3319) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Handpull cask at the Queen Edith, Cambridge. Brown or black? Hard to tell. Certainly dark as you like. The malt dominates the aroma, with freshly roast coffee and charcoal not quite successful in completely drowning out the grassy hop. I expected it to be really dry, and it is, but there’s a gorgeous blackberry sweetness which creeps in around the start of the sip. It finishes bitter and dry, though, and the malt feels over-roasted on the charred finish. The flat, oily body doesn’t help either. Am I just being picky? A bit, because all in all this is a pretty exemplary recipe.

3.2
mR_fr0g (12917) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Cask at the chesham brewery shop. Opaque dark brown / black coloured pour with a lasting loose tan head. Aroma is woodland berry, tart fruits, raisin, bit of coffee, ash. Flavour is big rough coffee, woody, spicy yeast, charred wood. Bit of booze. Palate is full, sweet, moderate cask condition. Long lingering woody roast and berry.

3.7
47574xeCD (1180) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle at home, pours black with a small dark tan head that soon disipates, aroma of smoke and dark chocolate, tastes hints of the same, semi dry stout and to be frank ruddy good! Recommended stout.

3.6
imdownthepub (14974) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford. Black with cream head. This was quite a fruity stout, there is a blackcurrant syrup note about it then a sweetish liquorice. Fairly thinnish on the palate, lighter than expected. Reasonable but not fully there for me.

3.6
Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black color. Roasty aroma with coffee. Sweet smooth roasty flavor with coffee, licorice, toffee, nuts, chocolate and hint of charcoal in finish. Nice smooth stout, could be more bitter.

4.1
Leighton (21841) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 3. Pours rich black with a bubbly, tan head. Cocoa and roasted malt aroma. Medium sweet flavor, notes of milk chocolate, good roasted malts. Slight lactic sugars. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Great, balanced finish, mild burnt sugar, roasty malts. Suberb stuff. Very well done.

3.5
fonefan (49999) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear dark black colour with vitually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, tar, licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is flat. [20110803]

3.4
Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
Cask at GBBF London august 2011. Black with a small head. Coffee, chocolate, licorice aroma. Chocolate, licorice,

3.5
DanielBrown (4527) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
On tap at GBBF ’11. Black. Jet. No head. Smells genuine article. Flavour is a lot softer than expected. Some choc and gentle roast.

3.5
Dedollewaitor (16233) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours black with no head. Vanilla, caramel and coffee. Vague roast. Smooth.


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