Brewed by Milton
Style: Stout
Cambridge, England


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (17944) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Cask at the Pembury Tavern, 03/01/15. Black with moderate tan spotting and edgework. Nose is light roast, herbal strokes, biscuit, toffee, light coffee strains. Taste comprises light chocolate, charr, dark fruits, spice. Medium bodied, limited carbonation, semi drying close. Not the greatest condition, a little flat, their own pub - no excuses!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2007
Cask handpull at Pembury Tavern, Hackney. Black colour with lasting tan head. Subtle roasty/toasty aroma. Quite chewy in mouth, some sourness, liquorice. Quite a harsh stout. Very interesting though. Nice but not my stout of choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (16441) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
Cask at The Pembury Tavern. Dark brown color, steady beige head. Lactose toasted aroma. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Lactose milkyness, light licorice and toasted malts. Light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16120) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
Medium brown. Toasty and cocoa aroma. Cocoa and fudgey character. Relatively sweet. There is a hint of tobacco in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2012 Cask (Peterborough BF 2007) (7:5:8:3:13=3.6)
Chocolate aroma, smooth chocolatey taste too. Some sweet malt, maybe too sweet.
Rerate: Gravicask (PBBF2012, Wed) (7+:4:7+:4+:15=3.7+++)
Super rich sweet choco. So mellow and drinkable. Scrummy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13713) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2004
Cask Conditioned at The Twelve Bells, Cirencester. Black beer with a thin tan head. Dark roasted black dry stout with a blackberry, prune fruit background. Coffee and chicory to the finish, big flavoured beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (13314) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11642) - Troms, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2008
Half pint hand-pulled and served at the right drinking temperature at The Pembury Tavern in Hackney. Dark body colour with a small tan head. Smell of malt and liquorice. Roasted cocoa malts in flavour with a touch of coffee tartness in the ending. Rather soft palate (12.08.2008).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (10131) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2009
Cask, Northampton Fest 09. Very dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are earthy roast malts with molasses and chocolate. Fruity with herbal notes. Flavours are flat cola with herbal and vegetable notes. Some coffee and chocolate. Sweet and earthy with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9935) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2007
Cask at Merton Summer Beer Festival 06-07-07 This was another one that I tried prior to the festival but also got to taste once or twice thereafter. Poured black without much of a head. This tasted a bit like putting ones finger into a jar of cocoa (but very dark bitter cocoa) there was some creaminess there but it was very much held back, it finished off in a nice roasty dry fashion. Maybe it was me but unusually I just didnt get on with many of the dark beers this weekend and felt that Ive short changed them a bit with my ratings, I will try again and hopefully will rate this in a better light.

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