Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A rich dark stout with a strong roasted malt flavour and a long, smooth malty aftertaste.
Ingredients: Optic pale malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, wheat crystal malt. Challenger and Goldings hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Halfling_4132 (104) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Appearance: Black/cola in colour with thick light brown foam. Aromas- Malt, roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Palate: thick smooth oily texture, medium/full bodied.Taste: Very heavy, bitter roasted smokey malt. Overall- I feel like i have just eaten coal! Too heavy to finish, and not something id choose but glad i tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle, from Morrsisons supermarket, drunk at home, 15/01/2016 I tasted a lot of oats, a very thick porridge texture, treacle, tar, motor oi, velvet, Icelandic salted caramel sweets, toffee crisp candy, clotted cream, UK hops, oils, some dark brown sugar. Great stuff. Dry but very drinkable. No astringency. Also flavours of black peppercorn, blackcurrants and leather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5272) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle at wyndham arms
deep ruby brown, slightly autolytic, savoury soy, dry, toasty cocoa, long chocolaty toasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThirstyBird (2895) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Many thanks to bobinlondon for the bottle!! Pours a super dark brown with a tan head. The smell is dark, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee. The taste is dark an toasty malt, bitter dark chocolate, mild coffee ending very dry and toasty. Light in body with course carbonation...not very elegant. Overall just OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (23989) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, large fluffy tan head. Aroma of light roast. Taste is light sweet roast. Plain.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dj (618) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. Black colour with a small white head. Aroma has burnt notes but not much else. Flavour is very malty with smooth dark chocolate notes, some bread notes as well. A sweet, smooth finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (2047) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
In a bottle from Beers of Europe. Darkish black brown colour. Quite high carbonation. Some roasty flavours. Not overly dry, sweetish malts. Decent level of hop bitterness. A pleasant stout; would guess mouthfeel better on draught.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackradioboy (201) - SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Musty smell. Black. Not much head. Thin flavour disappoints. Pretty poor really, why bother? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeebon (443) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons, pours a deep rich dark brown which is almost black with small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, slight woodsmoke, light dark fruits and a touch of chocolate. Taste is lightly sweet and medium bitter, long lasting finish. Smooth and slightly slick though thin feel in the mouth. A nice stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamaty (2112) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2015
Marrn muy oscura casi negra. Un dedo de espuma beige. Aroma a humo, algo rancio al principio. Cuerpo medio algo acuosa. Sabor muy agradable, primero ahumada, pronto suave caramelo de toffe, para acabar seca con un postgusto amargo duradero.

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