Hopcraft Spanish Main

Brewed by Hopcraft
Style: Stout
Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan, Wales


on tap

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask & keg; Occasional.
First brewed in June 2013. Brewed again in May 2014.

Jamaican Stout.
Drawing on the tradition of strong complex stouts from the Caribbean, this brew was created with no fewer than 6 different malts in addition to 15kg of lusciously sticky Muscovado sugar and a dose of black peppercorns; It was hopped with the characterful UK variety Bramling Cross in the copper to balance the rummy flavour with a fruity hoppiness.
Malt: Low-colour Maris Otter, Wheat, Carared, Chocolate Wheat, Carafa Special 1 and 3.
Hops: Herkules and Bramling Cross. Yeast: US05

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Grumbo (4117) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2017
Cask at the Harwich & Parkeston Winter Ale Fextival 2017. Rating #4000, Brewery #2043. Pours very dark brown with a bubbly beige head. Aroma of coffee, malt, chocolate, moderate roasting, dark fruit and brown sugar. Medium sweetness, moderate roasted bitterness. Medium body, slight oily and watery texture, soft to fine carbonation. Finish is dry, fruity with lasting roasted peanut chocolate. Could benefit from a little more body but otherwise pretty good.

theprof (1301) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2017
@Nottingham beer festival. Aroma is caramel, raisin, vanilla, and sweet. Pours dark muscavado sugar like with bubbly tan top. Taste is medium sweet and bitter with some spice. Palate is medium to full bodied with oily texture flat to soft carbonation and a bitter finish. The best of the festival so far.

Garrold (5689) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2017
Tap. Rutland Arms, Sheffield. 6.5%. 50IBU. Dark, chestnut brown. Thick, frothy, lasting, tan head. Nose has coffee truffles. Praline. Roast coffee. Taste is light, coffee bitterness. Turns fairly dry. Smooth mouthfeel. Might have preferred this on cask, though. This is a little over fizzy. Light bitter finish. Decent, but I was expecting more depth.

MrTipple (6570) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Intense, dark, toasted malts, chocolate, light coffee. Hazy, dark brown, no head. Light bitter. More chocolate, cacao, coffee, dark toasted malts, earthy finish, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent Stout, good palate. Cask at The Snooty Fox, Canonbury.

tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle, home.

Beige lacing. Lacing is prominent and lasts. Opaque. Black appearance. Loads of blackcurrants, velvet, sticky toffee pudding, marzipan, licorice, penny black jack sweets, espresso coffee crema, hazelnuts/almonds and prunes and figs. Nicely roasted malt. Dry on the finish but extremely drinkable and a very clean and well-made beer. No I don’t understand the low rates.

Towey1989 (3333) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Cask at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. 5.8% ABV on pumpclip. A deep ruby brown colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, subtle dark fruits and a hint of muscovado sugar. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate, slight earth, subtle blackberry and a hint of sugar. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, roasted coffee bitterness in the finish. Very roasty with subtle fruitiness from the hops used. Don’t get the rum but it’s a well made stout never the less. Good

CraftBeerNick (2877) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Cask at Nags Head, Reading, 13th January 16. Black, aroma is cocao, coffee. Taste is fairly rich, some spice, some cocoa, smoke. Tasty

Rune (13645) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2015
Cask, 5.9 % abv, shared with Finn at Craft Beer Co in Brixton. Pitch black body, low fawn-coloured head blanketing the glass. Roasted black malty nose with dark chocolate to the fore. Taste of chocolate malts and grainy hops followed by a roasted malty ending. Fine bodied. Nice (29.11.2015).

Finn (8256) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2015
Fra cask på Craft Brixton 29 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. Svart. Lavt, litt farget skum. Pen lacing. Utmerket sviskearoma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken lett røstet. Innslag av lakris & sjokolade. Litt anonym.

RichTheVillan (8298) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Cask at 2015 Birmingham Beer Festival; opaque dark pour brown pour with a bubbly tan head, aroma has sweet demerara sugar, roast malts, taste has a hint of pepper, sweet sugar, chocolate, ok.

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