overall
87
85
style
Brewed by Salopian
Style: Stout
Hadnall, England

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional - monthly beer for December 2010, April 2012 and May 2013.
A vibrant stout with hints of blackcurrant and plum, the dryness of the body is tempered by an enveloping crescendo of coffee and chocolate that descends to a fruit filled finale.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47592) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Street, London, Greater London England SW1V 2EE.

Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, coffee notes, moderate hoppy, grass, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, cold coffee, hoppy, licorice notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101229]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26386) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
[email protected] Beer Festival 2012. Deep amber colour, small white head. Aroma is raisins, mild roasted notes as wel as some caramel and toffee. Flavour is ripe fruits, mild berries, liquorice, some oast and mild wooden and sprucelike notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
UPDATED: APR 19, 2017 cask at reading ... dark brown ...spice big hop ... soft pine zezt hop ... light roast .. pine hop ... nikce but its a black ipa..... Cask at the hanging bat... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Dark ro.. Big pine roast malts nose... Dark dry roast.. Light soapy pine.. Sweet chocolate malts 3.7

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (20529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Pours brown with a bubbly, beige head. The nose holds ashy roast, burnt toast. Light sweet flavour with more ash, bitter cocoa, earth, salty charred meat. Light-medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with woody dryness, lots of bitter char, bitter cocoa, burnt grass. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17994) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
Cask conditioned at Reading BF 2012. very dark brown beer. Lasting beige head. Its a lightish stout. Drinkable. More a dark hoppy ale than a stout. Hoppy yes

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15558) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2013
Cask (Kittys, Helsinki)
Lovely rich malty aroma, a touch porridgy and mashy, slight perfuminess, and some breakfast cereals. Looks great - dark red and a persistent loose tane head. Taste is WOW! This is a lovely well-aged porter, except that its also got the great roast and bitterness that justifies the "stout" moniker. Finish continues the burnt aspects, but the late finish has a huge dry earthy butteriness. So wonderfully full in the mouth. And the finish, with its dryness lasts a long time, almost acrid its so biting after a whole pint. Finish is looooooooong.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (14207) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2010
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Virtually black with oddly white head. Lots going on in this beer as you would expect from this Brewery. Licorice notes initially laced with dark roasted coffee and yule log. There is a berry fruitiness in the close. A very pleasant beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12496) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2017
Cask at the hanging bat. Pours black, nose is roasted, caramel, chocolate, light pine, taste is sweet, pine, herbal, roasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (12485) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
Cask at Craft Clerkenwell. Black with a bubbly tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and ripe dark fruits. Flavour is light moderate sweet and above moderate bitter. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
Cask, Cow & Plough, Stoughton. Near black with a cream dense foam. Aromas are coffee and nutty notes with floral pine. Berries with light earthiness and grapefruit. Flavours are coffee and pine with grapefruit. Fruity with cocoa nibs and creamy oak. Dark chocolate with hints of caramel. Very nice.


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