Brewed by Mauldons
Style: Stout
Sudbury, England


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled straight from the cask by Iceni.
Introduced 1988.
"A dark bitter stout. Roast and nut aromas with a fruity balance of hops and dark malt provide an excellent, lingering finish."
CAMRA Supreme Champion 1991.
Ingredients: Maris Otter and Pearl pale malt, crystal malt, black malt. Fuggles hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swooper (1254) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, - FEB 15, 2013
light caramel and malty aroma, total dark colour with brown head which falls in half minute. medium sweetness, medium bitterness, sweet bitter symphony i can say first caramel sweetness coming to bitterness in the end which are in balance. full body, slick feel, average carbonation, very full stout, i thing after two would be under table, but brilliant taste

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2017
Cask at Congress, Longton. Pours black brown with a light tan head. Roast, some cream, smooth, choc. Good session stout.

Hopverdju (1570) - BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2017
Uit de fles. Zwart bier met dunne beige schuimkraag. Geur: Geroosterde mout, vanille, fruitig, bessen, cranberry. Smaak: bitter, zeste en het wit van citrusvruchten, Lichte body. Matige koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: lang, bitter, droog, citrus.

Towey1989 (3331) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
Cask at The Reginald Mitchell, Hanley (JDW) A deep brown colour with a frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate, some nuts and subtle dark fruits. Taste of roasted malts, nuts, some dark fruits, slight earth, a little chocolate and subtle coffee. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A lightly roasted, fruity bitterness in the finish. A decent balance but nothing’s standing out. Your regular stout flavours, jut nothing exciting.

amhart88 (136) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2016
Dark rich ale. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, slightly smoky. A good winter ale.

Panewby (4) - Washington, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2016 does not count
Often on in my local spoons.very enjoyable dark ale. coffee background roast after taste

anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2016
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel bitter finish.

The_Osprey (9343) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Cask HP at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as ’Mauldons Black Adder’, no abv stated. This is an old classic, so pleased to catch up with it - and only just came on so in perfect nick. Black with a red hue, foamy brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, plum jam, roast, quite fruity. Body is fairly light, smooth with tingly carbonation for cask. Taste is milky chocolate, plum, earthy, light metallics, roast. Very drinkable with an interesting character. I can see why it was so highly regarded back in the day. Good but nothing too special by today’s standards.

sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - AUG 16, 2016
On cask @ Three Judges, Glasgow - UK. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: caramel, roasted malt and coffee notes. Sweet finish. Taste: medium body with good roasted malt, caramel and some toffee notes. Brown sugar and coffee. Aftertaste: caramel and coffee.

SaintMatty (7555) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2016
Cask (Queens Arms, Basingstoke) - Black with a tan head. Coffee, roasted malt and plain chocolate in the aroma. Roasted taste with plain chocolate, coffee and hints of blackcurrant.

prawlie (1681) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Draft at Reading Beer Festival. Roasty and slightly sweet. A nice light dark beer (if that makes any sense).

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