Brewed by Lancaster (UK)
Style: Stout
Lancaster, England


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Lancaster Black is a classic, traditional stout reminiscent of the beer typically found in Lancashire during the 18th and 19th century. Black combines a complex taste with a rich and full body. At 4.6%, Black may be dark in appearance but is surprisingly crisp with a full bouquet of crisp fruits, spices and floral aromas. Brewed using a combination of Cascade and Challenger hops combined with Chocolate and Maris Otter malt, Black is a stout for the true connoisseur."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15554) - Tallinn, - NOV 15, 2010
500ml bottle (K Kamppi)
7 Lovely chocolatey and spicy aroma.
5 Jet black, lovely tight beige head.
6 Burnt and sharp retronasals, quite estery. Taste quite simple, mostly burntness dominated, and a bitterness that seems to be due to that burntness. However, its not thin on the malty body, and there are clearly some hops contributing too.
4 Smooth palate, crisp carbonation. The finish improves on the taste - here the hops come back out again. Whilst in the mouth theyre dominated by the burntness, where they can form vapours they themselves shine, so we have the aroma back again, with some lovely citrussy hops.
13 This is no jaw-dropper, but its certainly a very good stout. For a pasteurised bottle, its very good indeed. Right up there with Entire Stout, perhaps.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1301) - SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2017
Black beer, creamy head. Not much aroma. Taste is earthy malt, bitter chocolate, some tangy fruit slightly cutting through it. Very rich, dry aftertaste. Lovely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
thejackpacker (322) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Cask at London & County, Eastbourne (JDW). A very watery and flavourless stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (3265) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2017
Fat @ Gordon Highlander, Inverurie. Svart l med ett grddigt beigt skum. Dofter av rostad malt och kaffe. Smakinslag av kaffe, lakrits, svarta vinbr och toffee. Torr munknsla. Mycket trevlig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3609) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Cask at the William Shenstone, Halesowen. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is espresso and roast. Taste has heavy roast and beefy yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Parmenion777 (240) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2017 Pours a near black colour with medium sized creamy beige head that dissipated to a thin film. Roasted malt, licorice, and bitter chocolate aroma. Dry, roasted malt, treacle, licorice and bitter coffee ground flavours. A dry lingering bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grumbo (2428) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Cask at the Playhouse, Colchester. Pours black with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma of light malt and chocolate. Moderate sweetness with medium bitterness. Medium body and slick texture. Carbonation is soft. Light roasted finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (2435) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) 4.5% ABV. A deep brown colour with a medium beige head. Soft aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, some dark fruits, slight molasses and subtle caramel. Taste of roasted malts, liquorice, molasses, some dark fruits, maybe blackcurrant, a little caramel and subtle chocolate. A dry, kinda liquorice, blackcurrant bitterness in the finish. You have to really put your nose in to get an aroma but the taste is roasty, liquoricy and subtle malt fruity. A surprisingly crisp finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuartyboy (1599) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2017
On cask @ henglers circus jdw Glasgow a dark brown beer with roasted malt aroma flavour is charcoal liquorice smooth drinking

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (765) - - FEB 2, 2017
Cask, spoons. Pours dark black Ruby with a thin tan foam residing. Scent is pretty much scentless. Taste is fairly light bitter porter with flavors of toasted malt. Finish is long lingering bitterness but light. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gowdy (1083) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Cask pint at The Crystal Palace (JDW) in Glasgow . We you may have guessed, kind of black...

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