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Brewed by Quantock Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Taunton, England

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
This beer was originally brewed as a dark, dry stout for bottling. Some of the first batch was put into casks and proved to be popular with local pubs and hence is now available on draught as well as in bottles.
The beer is brewed from the best Maris Otter pale malt with the addition of flaked barley to give dryness and roast barley giving the distinctive flavour of a dark stout. This highly flavoured beer requires a hop to match it, the variety used being Pilgrim with Goldings added in the latter stages of the boil for additional flavour and aroma.

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3.6
john44 (3048) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Gravity Cask Half Pint at GBBF 2011 (Day 1), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2011 - Pitch Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, some smoke, caramel. Fruity; berry and citrus fruits. Hoppy; fruity spicy hops. Roasty malts throughout with a nice balancing hop bitterness. Dry throughout. Nice dark dry stout! (2011-08-02)

3.1
BeerViking (4704) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016 (backlog), dark brown, dry burnt bitterness, hint of coffee, not as smooth as it could be.

3.5
teorn88 (7671) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 9, 2016
dark brown with minimal beige head. Aroma is dark roasty tangy with red berries and caramel. Taste is also dark and tangy with low red berries and toffee. Medium bodied win OK carbonation. Overall, Nice one

3.4
Grumbo (2828) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle shared with D&C at the 1st Ipswich bottle share (West Country themed). Poured black with a very small beige colour head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, malty. Light sweetness, quite heavy bitterness. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation. Finish is dry and bitter.

2.5
Scopey (14502) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The aroma is rich, soft, bitter- sweet, roasted malt and chocolate powder. The taste is bitter, roasted malt, lots of charred wood, burnt toast, liquorice and some astringency with a very dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Too burnt and astringent in my opinion. I had hoped for more.

3.1
sound67 (731) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
[GBBF 2016, Olympia] - Quantock Stout, 4.5%. Dunkelbraun, fast schwarz. Schmale, luftige Schaumkrone. Kräftiges Aroma nach Kaffee und dunkler Schokolade. Minimal Vanillin. Mitteldichte Textur, noch minimal wässrig. Im Antrunk Röstmalze, sehr dominierend. Trocken und moderat bitter. Zur Mitte etwas vanilliger, aber immer noch sehr deutlich kaffeeartig und trocken, in den Abgang hinein etwas säuerlich. Oxidierter Kaffee, hauptsächlich. Langer Nachhall, ebenfalls säuerlich, trocken.

3.1
Theydon_Bois (19190) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Cask at GBBF ’16, day one, 09/08/16. Dark mahogany brown with a beige head. Nose is roast malt, chocolate dusting, toffee, biscuit, light charr. Taste comprises tangy dark fruits, liquorice, light cocoa rub, pinch of spice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, moderately drying close. Adequate stout.

3.2
MrTipple (4782) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Medium intense, dark, toasted malts, dark chocolate, light sour. Clear, very dark brown, spare, frothy, beige head. Heavy bitter. Intense, roasted malts, bitterness continues, almost a bit harsh, yet then it’s fairly light in body and texture, flat carbonation. Just about an OK Stout, yet feels quite imbalanced, too bitter and weird sour notes in the aroma. Cask at GBBF16, Olympia.

3
Benzai (15446) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2016
Sampled @ GBBF day 1. Very dark brown to black color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, quite some dark roasted malts, malt bitter, lightly iron. Hmm ok beer.

3.5
Beerhunter111 (20337) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016
Gbbf. Sehr dunkel orange braunes Bier. Geruch schokoladig süß malzig. Geschmack schokoladig röstmalzig, wenig Kaffee.


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