Formerly brewed at Pictish
Style: Stout
Rochdale, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Occasional.

A dark full bodied stout with a pronounced hoppy nose.

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niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2017
Cask at Hopinn, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours black brown with a tan head. Smooth, roast, some plum, cream. Good stout.

tommann (4022) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
Cask at the Waggon and Horses, Halesowen. Pours near pitch black with a small head. Aroma is black treacle, tar and bitter coffee. Taste has dry roast to start with a bittersweet finish and more roast and a little treacle.

fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Wellington (formerly Cask & Cutler), Sheffield, Bedfordshire England S3 8GG. On RateBeer Sheffield "Valley of beer" Crawl 2008. Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, coffee, licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (260708)

weaselkenievil (1609) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2008
Cask in the Cask & Cutler in Sheffield.Dark cherry red, brown colour with a thin off white head. Definitely a bit mineral and grainy a little without being bitty if you know what I mean. Well, not bad as my in depth analysis.

cgarvieuk (26360) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2008
Cask on the Sheffield, on RateBeer Valley of Beer Crawl ’08 ...dark brown/black/. lots of roast, some malts some tofffee quite a lot of american hops.piney juicy resins

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask in the Cask & Cutler in Sheffield.
Black brown colour with a thin off white head. Excellent coffee malt aroma with some awesome chocolate. The flavour is more of the same but slightly thin and rather minerally (one of those rate words that you just have to make up sometimes...) A little raw in the finish. Not the best Pictish but still better than plenty of other brewers offerings.

hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2008
Cask at the Wellington (formerly Cask and Cutler), Sheffield, on RateBeer Valley of Beer Crawl ’08. This was pub #4 and I’d had 20+ scoops, so my notebook is becoming indecipherable. Here is a rough translation: Thanks to Mes for this. Dark brown with a small off white head. Ashy chocolate aroma. Taste has coffee and chocolate, with a bitter finish. This obviously goes down well with some, but I found it a bit rough and direct.

chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2007
Cask (gravity dispense) at Reading Beer Festival, April 2006. Pictish is best known for its paler beers but they have certainly managed to produce a decent stout here. Not the darkest of stouts - very dark brown with a ruby tinge. Its actually quite hoppy and bitter for a stout, but the roast malt notes together with touches of coffee and chocolate are present too. Crisp and dry mouthfeel with some nutty, woody edges. Certainly not a rich, velvety stout, but very tasty.

Svesse (8922) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2006
(Cask at Marble Arch, Manchester, 28 July) Colour is black with a beige head. Nose is roasted with notes of coffee and chocolate and hints of tar. Taste is roasted with dark bitter chocolate, black coffee, soy sauce and a dry bitter finish. Slightly thin body. Tasty.

Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2006
Gravity Cask @ Reading Beer Festival 2006. Hoppy leafyness and earthiness complementary. Roasted smokey elements. Quite drinkable.

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