Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Stout
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 394   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (2436) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle from a now unrecalled source. Poured very dark brown with a tan coloured head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee and vanilla. Moderate sweetness and medium bitterness. Medium to full body, slick texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2997) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle. Dry smooth stout. Dark malt. Soft bitterness. Dark chocolate & roast coffee flavours. Roast malt finish. (2008)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (1260) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Pint at the Healey rochdale. Good blackness full bodied. Touch of caramel. Tar and ash decent enough stout.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger (599) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Cask at Prince of Wales, Farnborough. Aroma - a vague hay/yeast. A dark, ruby tinted, brown. Scant beige head. Sweet, with a whisp of bitterness. Smooth mothfeel, a tad light. Malt, chocolate, liqourice. Nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Swaroga (2207) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 5, 2016
Brown with small, beige head. Aroma is burned toast, toasted seeds, zest, some little honey, nuts. Watery but creamy with medium strong carbonation. Quite strong for this style. Dry flavor with grains and roasted notes. Not complex at all. A bit sulfur there too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
L_Lovecraft (539) - - JUL 19, 2016
Roasted malts, coffee, hints of chocolate, dark brown with a huge and rocky brown head, too little body, medium carbonation, dry, coffee and roasted malts...not so bad but not so good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1711) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Fet som cask God fylde, helt tragtig i smagen, specielt i eftersmagen er den virkelig gennemtrngende, den har de klassiske noter af en porter, let brndt og chokolade. Med det den her l vil blive husket for er helt klart smagen af tr. Det er nsten som at slikke et stykke brndt tr. Godt! Drukker p Turf Tarvern i Oxford, det er nsten helt som at sidde sammen med Inspector Morse, det gr det temmelig svrt at bedmme llen da den jo bare smager af mere s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mortlach (2290) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 11, 2016
Cask @Tree Folks (Rome). Pours brown with a medium and persistent creamy off-white foam. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, milk, light coffee and licorice. Flavour is quite balanced, medium to light sweet with a decent bitter end, licorice in the aftertaste. Medium to light body, light carbonation. So so...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lokis333 (464) - Birai, LITHUANIA - FEB 1, 2016
Clear very dark brown color, if not looking through light might look black with thick coffee foam. Aromas of roasted malt, bit of oats, milky, smooth dark chocolaty aromas. Palate, light body with thikish heavier but still slick texture (goes down very easy maybe bit watery?) But leaves nice dark smoked aftertaste in a way reminds of smoked beers. Taste is dark and not too bitter and bit watery taste to it, mainly dark malt taste dominates with dark coffee back taste. Overall, bit less than I thought, bit watery, bit missing the umph! light easy going stout, maybe has bit of metallic notes, more of a session one I would say but still nice! (from local morisons)

   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.

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