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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - MAY 23, 2009
Gravity at Cambridge Beer Festival 2009. Black with no head. Lovely roasted hop scent with malt notes. Quite thin. Smokey malts in the mouth. Neither particularly bitter nor sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (1773) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2016
Backlog rating. From cask at the Chelmsford Winter Beer & Cider Festival, February 2016.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8450) - ITALY - AUG 11, 2016
on tap scura lieve diacetile piuttosto dolce cioccolato leggermente fondente con note fruttate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3045) - CROATIA - APR 30, 2016
Cask at the Pembury Tavern, London. Pours black with small tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some vanilla notes. On the sweet side. Medium bodied. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4205) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Tried at the Lincoln beer festival 2015. Deep ruby brown, tan head. Aroma dark malt fruit, chocolate, taste fruity with coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
9th April 2015: gravity pour at the Isle of Man CAMRA beer festival. Very dark: black even, with a beige head. Malts rule the roost here, some dark chocolate and coffee notes in both the nose and taste. Fairly dry palate with a liquorice flavour arriving late and behind the other aforementioned malty flavours.

   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
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask gravity at the St Albans Beer Festival 2012. Poured a very dark brown, with a halo of beige head. Aroma of dark malt, cocoa and fudge. Fairly light mouth feel. Roasted malt in the flavour, with some molasses and chocolate. Finish was slightly earthy, but with dried fruit and liquorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2583) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Cask at Devonshire Arms, Cambridge. How terribly black. Very little head, but thats ok. This is beautiful. Salt liquorice, cough drop, chocolate malt aroma. Lovely sweet taste, a bit cloying although forgivable in the overall context. Thin to medium body. A very well made stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombyars (1640) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Tasted this at the GRAF, in The Briggait, Glasgow on the 27th June 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Pours a dull black in colour with a thin creamy buff head. Sweet malt in the aroma with treacle fudge notes present in the long nose. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a tiffin cake base with fruit notes of moist raisins, figs and then Belgian chocolate and treacle fudge flavours also present. There is a definite earthy hop prickle in the aftertaste but this fades quickly. Finish is malty and sweet with treacle fudge, chocolate truffle and a drier note of roast grain full in the mouth. This is an excellent session stout, full of complexity and body. Rated this as one of the top three Stouts at the festival. Highly recommended.

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