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


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thefle (167) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2012
bare bones stout, slight malt/roasty taste to it but nothing special. Not great but its drinkable. Meh, skip it or dont it wont leave an impression

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Parmenion777 (204) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 23, 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 (2090) - 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 (2230) - 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 (1563) - 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 (710) - - 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 (1058) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Cask pint at The Crystal Palace (JDW) in Glasgow . We you may have guessed, kind of black...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (6082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle from Booths, Kirkby Lonsdale. Appearance - opaque black with an attractive fawn head. Nose - burnt toast, toffee, some honeycomb perhaps. Taste - liquorice, smoke, molasses, that kind of thing. Palate - close to medium bodied. The texture is both dry and creamy, if that makes sense. The finish is dry and crunchy. Overall - yep, good stout at session strength.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BreweryGuru7 (4) - Lancaster, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2016 does not count
Think the brewer is very creative. This stout is kinda fresh and light, with a chocolate flavor at the end. Unlike other stout that are quite bitter and difficult to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5978) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strongly carbonated semi-opaque dark cola brown colored body. The weak aroma was of brown malty notes. The flavor contained notes of licorice and brown malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (6000) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle. Brown color with a fairly thin, tight bubbled tan head. Darker malt and molasses aromas dominate. Hints of brown sugar and lactose are in the background. Sweet flavors, with a sweetened black coffee and dominance. The feel is a little too acidic, with a bit of 9V battery tingle on the tongue. A sour dough flavor in the finish. Linger has some coffee grounds and pale malt. Seems old school to me. 7/10

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