overall
60
45
style
Brewed by Salopian
Style: Stout
Hadnall, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special - November 2012.

Rich ebony to the eye, with a tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, licorice, tobacco, chocolate, raisin and plums. The taste has hints of sweetness and a slight bitterness with a long roasted malt and hop filled finish

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3.4
jmgreenuk (9529) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 22, 2017
Cask at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy long-lasting light tan head. The aroma is roasty malt, grassy hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a dry grassy nettle hop bitter, light grapefruit citrus palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. This la a black IPA if ever I saw one despite what it says on the pump clip.

0.9
MeadGuide44 (1) - - MAR 19, 2017 does not count
Had 2pints in Spanish bar Ilkeston I drink with my eyes but it tastes like a black ipa

2.9
ManVsBeer (10654) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Cask @ Calans, Hebden Bridge. Practically black with a small creamy off-white head. Low in stout character but has some, with a very mild sweetness.

3.6
AshtonMcCobb (6669) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2017
On cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - close to opaque black but with a brown edge to it. Nose - toffee, Dry roast, light charcoal. The very slightest hint of chocolate. Taste - again dominated by toffee and roast notes rather than chocolate. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet crunchy texture and a long dry crunchy finish. Overall - good.

3.6
Stuu666 (13631) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Cask at the Stockbridge tap. Pours black, nose is roasted, chocolate, toffee, liquorice, taste is liquorice, malty, light blackcurrant.

3.8
stravale (3078) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - MAR 12, 2015
Cask @ Three Fishes, Shrewsbury [280115]
Black, ruby light through at the edges, dense beige head, good lacing
Aroma of soft dark malts, nice mellow roast, no burnt stuff, some dark fruits
Taste of soft dark malts, dark fruits, hint of cola, good mellow roast, soft dark chocolate, smooth malts, quite deep malts in this, really nice
Palate - Medium body, soft sweet, smooth texture. Finish as main flavour, mellow roast.
Overall - Very good stout, good condition, one of the best beers on my trip

2.8
Vladivostok (489) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Less opaque than most stouts and similarly rather less roast with some caramel induced sweetness. Bitterness too was not particularly marked. I know that the head on cask beer is largely in the hands of the pourer but my heart sinks when I see a stout served up virtually lifeless with just the odd sudsy bubble to distinguish it from used engine oil. This was probably quite a decent beer but the presentation didn’t help its cause.

3.5
evergreen0199 (3386) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Cask at Land of Liberty Peace and Plenty, Chorleywood, Herts. A black coloured pour with a medium off white/beige head on top. Roasty, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, caramel, chocolate and some pine. Tasty stout.

3.4
hirigalzkar (3204) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
Cask @ Akkurat. A bit too sweet with heavy notes of vanilla and caramel. Nice smooth mouthfeel.

2.8
omhper (25249) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2015
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Perfectly black. Caramelly nose with some licorice. Mid sweet with light-medium body and soft mouthfeel. Caramel with notes of baking powder and citrus. Mid bitter finish.


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