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Brewed by Lymestone
Style: Foreign Stout
Stone, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Brewed for Halloween. Also available bottled.
You can Count on this rich, dark, imperial stout having enough bite for anyone looking to satisfy their thirst. Coffee, burnt toast and bitter fruits dominate whilst Styrian Goldings slowly seduce the palate.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6546) - Shropshire, - NOV 6, 2012
500ml bottle with a best before date of May 2013: poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 7th Nov 2012. Really, really black, we are talking jet here: the full, rich head was a dark tanned foam blanket that trapped the beer in the glass. The aroma is one of burnt toast and over roasted malt loaves, both of which have been dipped in strong black coffee. The taste is full on roasted malts: semi-bitter and sharp but with a smooth body feel and some dark chocolate notes to calm everything down a little. Most enjoyable, this brewery is growing on me.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcinG (600) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2016
Butelka 500ml. Czarny nieprzezroczysty kolor. Piana palona,srednia o lekko kremowej konsystencji opada dosc szybko. Aromat czekolady, palonych ciemnych slodow,karmelu, kakao i ciemnych owocow lesnych. W smaku delikatne,alkohol dobrze ukryty, dosc slodkie. Dominuje czekolada ale nie gorzka,palone slody ,kawa,kakao i owoce (czarna porzeczka).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (7052) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2016
Cask at Birmingham Beer Festival 2016; dark brown pour with a thin tan head, aroma has dark fruits, taste has sweet chocolate, bitter coffee, some roast.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4175) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
[email protected] Matthews Hall, Walsall. Black beer with medium tan head and decent lacing. Aroma of roast malts and light chocolate. Taste is burnt malts, bitter coffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Medium bodied. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (1997) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2016 Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A deep brown to black colour with a frothy tan head. Aroma of raisin, sultana, liquorice, some coffee, slight roasted malts, a little chocolate and subtle spicy blackberry. Taste of raisin, sultana, other dark fruits, liquorice, roasted malts, some coffee, slight chocolate, a little black pepper, weird leathery taste and subtle herbal hops. Full bodied and an oily texture. A dry, leathery, dark fruit bitterness in the finish. Quite a boozy stout, very fruity. Subtle roastiness and hop too. Not sure if I like it or not. May have to try again somewhere else.............................................. Pours a deep brown to black colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, bready malts, raisin, sultana, some spice, slight blackberry, a little coffee and subtle molasses. Taste of roasted malts, liquorice, raisin, sultana, spice, some brown bread, slight chocolate, a little coffee and subtle spicy, herbal hops. Full bodied and soft carbonation. A long, roasted, spicy fruit bitterness in the finish. Like on cask, its a boozy stout with lots of fruit and spice as well as subtle roastiness and a light hop presence. Found this more refined and more enjoyable from the bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4641) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is an inky black beer that pours with no head. It has a rich liquorice and chocolate flavour, nutty and coffee notes followed by ginger and blackberry on the roasted finish. Excellent!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4603) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
500ml bottle from Beer Me Up Scotty, Shrewsbury. Pours dark. Nice thick liquorice malt nose. Taste continues with leather, earth and coffee coming through. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (3347) - Srumsand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2015
Svart fingerhyt beige skum. Lukter kaffe, jord, pepper og sjokolade. Smaker bitter mrk sjokolade og kakaopulver, stlig brunt sukker.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (6440) - rebro, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle from the distributor (Best of Midlands). Dark toasted smell with dark chocolate, coffee and roasted bread. Similar taste with a touch of caramel. Rounded flavours and easy to drink. Low carbonation. Nice beer, not really an imperial stout though as the sticker says but nothing I put into the score.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
Flaska 500 ml (Best of Midlands - Winter edition. Frn Systembolaget). Mrka toner, chocklad och kaffe i aromen. Bra balans i smaken, del besk. Kroppen r fantastiskt bra fr ABVn.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2910) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
Flaska 500 ml (Best of Midlands - Winter edition. Frn Systembolaget). Svart l med ett moccafrgat skum, som snart lgger sig. Dofter av kaffe, kakao, lakrits och lder. Smakinslag av kaffe, peppar, aska och lakrits. Medel mot stor kropp. En mycket bra stout.


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