overall
88
87
style
Brewed by Milton
Style: Stout
Cambridge, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Part of the Imperator Range.
A deeply flavoured oat stout, one of the blackest beers around with a remarkable amount of flavour.

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3.7
Cuso (8715) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 7, 2013
Tap at Devonshire Arms, Cambridge .
Almost black color with medium beige head. Roasty aroma with chocolate, coffee, dark berries. Taste, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, wood. Coffee bitter finish. Tasty.

3.5
MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This lean and fruity Stout evokes clear blackberry jam allusions within the chocolate and roasted malts.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the darkness.
-The mouthfeel is lean but not very dry.
-This was nicely drinkable and quite fruity, like all of their beers I’ve had so far.
-Mild green hop bitterness joins the fruitiness in the finish.
-This is a good, juicy Stout, but nothing more.

On cask at The Devonshire Arms, Cambridge.

3.9
RichTheVillan (7905) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Cask at Barton Arm 10th Anniversary fest; dark black pour with tiny off white head, big chocolate aroma, full bodied with creamy mouthfeel , chocolate and vanilla taste impressed with this.

3.7
Scopey (14946) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Cask at Pembury Tavern. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, sweet liquorice, charcoal, condensed milk and Scottish Tablet. The taste is smooth, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee grinds, earth, dark caramel, custard and toast with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable stout.

3.2
JorgeLee (2134) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Cask in the Pembury Tavern E8. Getting towards the end of an evening so slightly dulled senses...but this was nice and far better than the lousy pint I had preceding it! Deep black stout, bit of oaty smoothness, plenty of roasty bitter flavours, malt and cocoa. Good solid stout.

3.8
AWS9 (718) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
Cask. Beautiful dark pour with mocha head. Heavy nutty, earthy aroma. Dark, roasty malt with a smooth finish. Pretty standard stout, and that works just fine.

3.4
goozen (4081) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham: Opaque black brew with an good bitter taste and hints of citrusfruits and also chocolate and caramel.

3.3
DanielBrown (4513) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Hand pulled at the Waggon and Horses, Halesowen. Jet black, not much topping. Slick , dark flavours, sweet choc mixed with bar-b-q bricks. Fairly mild, with some moments of metallic coco. Easy drinking, could do with more flav.

3.1
Vladivostok (489) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
Thick black beer with red-ish head. Slightly oily palate and very heavy on the burnt flavours with a long bitter finish. Good beer but perhaps lacks subtlety.

3.5
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2012
Cask at the NWAF, Manchester. Pretty much black as a raven’s wing, thin tan head. Aroma of faint chocolate and roasted malts. Flavour has chocolate, some smoke, coffee, hint of vanilla. Thin mouthfeel. Beer of the day so far.


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