Hart No 8

Brewed by Hart Family Brewers
Wellingborough, England
5% Stout | 5 Ratings |
No. 8 is our flavoursome dark beer brewed in a natural and traditional way using English malted barley and wheat, English hops and genuine brewers yeast. Dark and satisfying and great partner to English blue cheeses especially Stilton. Tasting note: Eyes: Dark coffee coloured with dark ruby hints Nose: Bold toasted fruit aromas and hints of espresso Mouth: Full and warming roasted fruit and molasses flavours balanced by bitter coffee, chocolate and spice aromas over a long finish Ingredients: Local water, English Pale Ale Malt, English Crystal Malt, Enlgish wheat malt, English black malt, English Challenger hops, English Golding hops, genuine English ale yeast. Technical description: The pale malt provides the main source of fermentable maltose sugar with the crystal malt adding body through slowly fermenting dextrins and the black malt adds dry, roasted coffee flavours. The balancing bitterness is achieved by the use of Challenger hops and Goldings used late in the boil add brighter, spicy notes. A genuine, top fermenting yeast contributes spicy, fruity flavours in the finished beer as well as alcohol.

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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