overall
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81
style
Brewed by Kelham Island
Style: Stout
Sheffield, England

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - January.
A dark, ruby winter beer with little aroma. Malt and caramel, along with some fruitiness and dryness, are in the taste, which also has plum notes and chocolate, and develops into a dry, but sweet, aftertaste.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (22152) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle in hotel room Leeds. M dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet caramel toffee chocolate roast malts nose.. Soft sweet caramel toffee chocolate roast malts.. Sweet toffee malts

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5090) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. A very pleasant stout with a medium head that took time to dissipate. Some chocolate with a trace of vanilla. Quite smooth, easy to drink and all round a rather nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2656) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Cask O neals leeds. black thin head. Roasted malt coffee aroma taste same some choc good smokey bitters. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8815) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Cask @ White Hart, Todmorden. Black with an off-white bubbly head. Sweet aroma with a bittersweet dark fruity taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17646) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
Cask at the Victoria, Rugby, 17/04/13. Extremely dark mahogony brown with a good sized beige head. Nose is dark malt, light sour fruits, dark toffee, hint of chocolate. Taste comprises dark malt, earthy qualities, black forest gateux, dark fruits. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry in the finish. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (1674) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Cask handpump from The Mark Addy, Salford, Manchester. Black beer with a coffee cream head. Coffee, chocolate aroma, and a hint of liquorice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2012
[cask at Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh] [Badged as a Black IPA] Blackish, but with definite ruby edges when held against the light. Nice white head. Aroma is of chocolate malt and some citrus hop on the flavour the roasty parts come over a little more than the hop. I guess if I were judging this on style I would mark it down, but as a beer its really nice. Personally I like a bit more roast in my Black IPAs they may be hoppy porters, but styles are meant to be blurred, after all. Id definitely seek this one out again [17072012]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2891) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
From the handpump at the Grape and Grain Spring Beer Festival 2012, Crystal Palace. Black pour with a tan head. Coffee, chocolate and vanilla nose. Smoky-roast flavours of chocolate and coffee with the latter dominating. A bit of chocolate ice cream in there too. Malty, dry roast finish. Quite tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2012
On cask at malt n hops, Fenton. Pours jet black with frothy tan head. Heavy, molasses, dark fruit, feint plum. Decent stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1621) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2012
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in March 1994. Cask, gravity dispense. Dull ruby black in colour with a dark tan but loose head which vanished. Slight note of treacle toffee in the short aroma. Oily texture to the smooth sweet mouthfeel and very poor lacing. Dark malts give a rich maltloaf base with hints of chocolate sponge, molasses and ripe figs. There is a very slight prickle of hop resins but this fades fast as malt dominates. Finish is malty with dry vinous port and bitter chococlate notes coming through. An unusual stout but highly recommended, unfortunately very difficult to find north of the border.


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