Brewed by Harwich Town
Style: Stout
Harwich, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Rich, dark and silky smooth, this jet-black beer with a tan-coloured head is an absolute delight. Drink with rich stews and game at room temperature in winter, or be daring and lightly chill it during the warmer months.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1880) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Cask at CBC, London on 12th April 2013. Dark ruby-black with thin off-white foam. Roasty aroma; rich roastiness in-mouth with smoky touches. Tangy, smoky finish with roastiness, on a zingy mouthfeel and medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (20167) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell, London during the Birthday Celebration of Jack & Leighton - thanks to Colin for sharing. Pours clear brown with a fine, tan cream head. Nice roasty malt nose. Light to medium sweet flavor with moderate roast, dry cocoa and dark bread. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Light bitter earth in the finish, faintly tangy, with more dark malts, light baking cocoa. Good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18465) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
Cask at the Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, 13/04/13. Mid black with a thin tan head that clears to a film. Nose is light roast malt, paper, toffee. Taste comprises dark malts, molasses, treacle toffee, hint of tea bags. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, dry finish. Ok stout - not too exciting though!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (7466) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2013
Cask @ CBC Clerkenwell. Cheers to Colin for the pour. Deep brown, absolutely no head whatsoever. The aromas of chocolate-covered roast nut. A bit of cake batter. Some toast. The taste toasty dark malts. A hint of zippy blackberry jam. Light metallic tang. Mild lactose and chocolate. Light body, sort of subdued palate. Overall, OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
teorn88 (7612) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 13, 2013
Pint at CBC Clerkenwell shared by Colin. This was quite bland for a stout and probably the beer with the least character of the day. Little in the way of roastwd malts. Even less coffee notes. Really not much going on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (2043) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2011
Cask (gravity) - Norwich Beer Festival 2011. Bubbly tan head - lasting, loose & medium sized; opaque brown body. Aroma of rabbit cage with roasted malts beneath. Roasted malt, yeast, straw/hay & hints of coffee on the tongue. Some smoke runs throughout. Medium body, soft palate texture, lingering dryish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
On cask at Great British Beer Festival, day 3 on 6 August 2009. Almost black in colour. Dry and roasty. Some milky chocolate. Quite smoky. Not the most full bodied stout but pretty solid and satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23973) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 12th October 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Thinnish palate. Bitterish start and a smoky finish. Not much inbetween. Not fond of bitter/smoke combinations. 2.4

2nd February 2011
Opaque black stout, tidy tan head. Smooth and semi dry palate. Tangy dark malts with a little roast and a pronounced fruity tang. Bitter and roasty finish. Really quite fruity but the late bitterness is a bit much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (10305) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2010
Cask, Newark Winter Fest 10. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are caramel, molasses and coffee. Flavours are weetabix malts with dark chocolate bitterness. Yeasty with grapefruit. Nice dark malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25183) - Malm, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with some smoky hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and smoke finish.

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