Llangollen Welsh Black Bitter

Brewed by Llangollen
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Llangollen, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Chocolate and toffee with a hoppy finish

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Beese (2934) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Cask at The Brewery Tap, Chester on 7 Dec 2012. Poured black, with a dense beige head. Aroma of dark malt, burnt sugar and cocoa. Medium to full mouth feel. Roasted malt flavours, with some chocolate and liquorice. Finish was dates, treacle and some coffee.

weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Bottle bought at some farmers market in Wales, drank at home. Pretty much black with a medium lasting frothy tan head. Aroma of burnt chocolate in a saucepan, roasted malts. Flavour is milk chocolate, very drinkable, slightly fizzy mouthfeel, very tasty. Good work fellas.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Market Porter London 03/03/14. A dark brown to chestnut coloured beer with a white head. A simplistic malty fruity bitter. Toasty notes. Sweet lactose joins in with nits. A bit of fireside. It’s different and OK.

wheresthepath (2342) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle from Porters Deli in Llangollen. Despite several days to settle and a very careful pour, this still emerged as a disturbingly murky, cloudy brown colour, although at least it had a nice beige head and a light fizz. Although the body is a little thin, the chocolate, plum and raisin flavour is decent. There’s a hint of roastiness in the mildly bitter finish. Overall it’s OK.

imdownthepub (14755) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from James A Bailey Food Emporium, Llangollen, Wales. Cloudy dark brown with cream head. Sweet malts to the fore with a milky chocolate note, some sweetish caramel and a little fruitiness. It’s ok.

PaulKed (1) - Llangollen, WALES - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
Delivers pure indulgence. Chocolate undertones coming after the powerful aroma, silky on the palette and deep aftertaste leaving a long, refreshing finish. Not one for the faint-hearted, more beef than a Sunday roast!

fonefan (49554) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ 29th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2012, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England.

Clear medium to dark red brown color with a average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark malt, dark sweet malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a long duration, dark malt, earthy, fruity, dry, light roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20121204]

Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 3, 2013
Recommended as "Lovely", I’m not sure it’s brilliant. This was bottled. Colour of stout. Thinnish cream coloured head., good mouthfeel. Flavour slightly odd ... no chocolate more like burnt toffee .... slightly perfumed. Finishes with a nice bitter zing.

ladnewton (1978) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
Live rating: Cask at the Kingston Arms, Cambridge on 6th September 2012. Deep brown with thin layer of off-white foam. Sweetish pungent aroma. This belies a fruity in-mouth flavour with berries to the fore, before a late hoppy trend which develops into a fairly bitter, grassy finish. Chocolate backdrop to it all. Slightly flat-feeling in the mouth, touch of oiliness. Interesting beer.

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to Weaselkenievil.
Almost black with a thin but lasting tan head. Good thick black stuff with some good treacle character. So this is what? A bitter made with a load of chocolate malt? Works for me. Great Cadburys drinking chocolate hints and a good dollop of bitterness in the finish. Straight forward but extremely enjoyable. Liked every second of it.

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