Brewed by Ossett
Style: Stout
Ossett, England


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
A rich and robust stout. The addition of black treacle gives intense depth and roasted malts impart a coffee flavour. Generous amounts of hops add a dry citrus finish to this complex black ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (19540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
Cask at the Euston Tap. Dark brown with a foamy, white head. Good roasty nose, light coffee. Lightly sweet flavor, tobacco, dry roast, mild char and chalk. Light to medium in body with fine to average carbonation. Finishes mildly sweet with plenty of tobacco roast. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6739) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2011
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Gallows Real Ale Festival 2011) The beer poure very dark brown and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had roastedness and coffee. Palate was full bodied and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were roastedness, coffee, malts, dark chocolate and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and mildly bitter. Beer with nice strong flavours withouht strong ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2011
500 ml bottle. The Gallows Bird XIV Real Ale Festival.
Black colour with tiny off-white head. Liquorice, coffee and some malt in aroma. Liquorice, coffee, roasted malt and dry hops in flavour. Fizzy. Quite a lot coffee in this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2011
Bottled at Gallows Bird RAF2011. Malty and chocolatey nose. Beige head. Dark reddish black colour. Slightly sour malty and expressolike taste. Not too bitter. Soft. Average hoppiness. Well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
Cask at the Newshouse, Nottingham. A pleasantly sweet stout, perhaps a bit thin on the palate. I dont normally like Ossett beers, but this one isnt bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2010
[cask at Red Lion, York] Dark blackish brown pour, decent off-white head. Very thick and syrupy, aromas of dark treacle, molasses and brown sugar. Some malt aromas as well. Chewy on the palate, dark sweet malt with liquorice finish. Nice, but a half is about enough good on a cold night though [28112010]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2342) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2010
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Deep ruby hued brown, sweet plumb and alcohol with some ink. Lighter body than hoped for, quite nice still with a roasted chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (46059) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Rat & Ratchet (Ossett), 40 Chapel Hill, West Yorkshire, Huddersfield Road, HD1 3EB.

Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, creamy to frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coffee, cream. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily and smooth, carbonation is soft. [20100119]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2010
Cask. Aroma is fine liquorice, mild coffee and roast malt, deep brown, hint of red at the sides, pretty lace. Flavour is roast coffee and malt with a touch of cocoa.Light bodied, balanced, good bitterness, easy to sup, dry finish. Pretty good version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (23332) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2010
2nd December 2008. Very dark brown beer - light just passes through. Doesnt look or feel like a stout! A little dark malt but fruity and tangy rather than roasty or chocolatey! Not bad but it aint a stout!

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