Hampshire Laughing Leprechaun

Formerly brewed at Hampshire
Style: Stout
Romsey, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Seasonal - March. Also available bottle conditioned.
Classic stout style, black with a smooth velvery flavour from Brown Malt, Dark Roasted Hops and the subtle sensuality of Golden hop.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25953) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2010
Bottled. Rubyish brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is slightly roasted malts, some bready notes, mild plum. Flavour is roasted malts, some coffee as well as some mild ashy porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (7116) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
500ml Bottle - Very dark brown, almost black, with some red tinges. Coffee in the aroma with roasted malt and some plain chocolate. Roasted and slightly smoked taste with coffee, smoked ham and some sour chocolate hints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (10200) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2007
Bottle. Black with no head. Aromas are dry coffee and cocoa powder. Very floral with Parma Violet sweets. Has a peat smokiness. Some caramel and biscuit. Flavours are smooth Winter fruit and chocolate with earthy dry notes. Some cocoa powder on the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5651) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
500ml bottle from BeersOfEurope. Sprightly carbonation from the bottle conditioning. Tastes like some priming sugar has been used when bottling, though not quite enough yeast has been used so there is just too much sweetness, and after the carbonation has settled there is a strange flat feeling. Sweet and pleasant though this is, and as much as I like Hampshire beers, this does taste like an amateur homebrew thats gone wrong. Ive made a couple like this. Indeed, the stout I have in my cask outside tastes quite similar, and I regard that as a failure. Caramel flavours. Few hops. Like sarsaparilla, or some other sweet beer substitute rather than a real beer. Drinkable, but strangely poor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (24328) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2007 Cask at The Dolphin, Southampton. Black. Fruity aroma of figs and tobacco. Medium sweet with rounded mouthfeel. Earthy and very fruity with notes of rhum and madeira. Mild yet flavourful with its wealth of flavours coming from ther roasty malt. Dark fruit and grass in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2006
Bottle. Deep, black body. Off-white head. Aroma of coffee. Bitter flavour, very dry and not so complex. Not very intense.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2007 Bottle. Sour, with some sweet roasty malt characters. Finish is metallic with a harsh acidity. Not very good. Very dissapointed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2006
Bottle. Almost black colour with a small baige head. Sweet light roasted, licurice aroma and a very metallic light roasted, light fruity taste. Light body with a metallic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26788) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2006
Bottle. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma with notes of malts. Roasted flavour with notes of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigltur (5105) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2006
Bottled. Almost black coloured. Roasty aroma. Dry and roasty flavour of coffee and some fruits. Metallic touch. Medium bodied.

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