Brewed by Salopian
Style: Stout
Hadnall, England


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6909) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
Hand-pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons on 26 Apr 2013. Pours a lovely dark brown/deep ruby red: a creamy head sets it off nicely. Lacing clung to the glass better than sweat on a steamy window, and with a better odour! I like it when Salopian brew their darker beers (as Wilf, the owner knows): this was just up my street. Trouble is (for me anyway) the golden brews fly out the brewery door and his darker, maltier beers take some shifting at times: other Shropshire brewers are telling me the same thing and only brew golden beers currently. Roasted/toasted/slightly burnt molasses fill the nose and taste buds. The rich yet dry body seems to ooze dark berry flavours and they in turn enhance the coffee and chocolate traces that appear towards the end of each sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23013) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
cask at reading ... dark brown ...spice big hop ... soft pine zezt hop ... light roast .. pine hop ... nikce but its a black ipa...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2012
[cask at the Volunteer Arms, Musselburgh] Deep brown beer with a bubbly white head looks like a pint of Coca Cola! Aroma of chocolate, nuts, raisins and caramel. Similar flavours but theres a lot going on here, some coffee too. Decent bitter hoppy finish. Glad I took a punt on this, having not had much experience with Salopian beers before it was lovely [22062012]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (10311) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (12400) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7631) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Cask handpull at CBC Clerkenwell as Salopian Requiem. Black opaque, foamy light town head. Aroma is light mango, cheesy hops. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is ashy, chocolate, some floral lime hops, light paprika, earthy. Lovely balance. Great stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15379) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (14039) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (10161) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2010
Cask, handpump at FFTMC, Oxford 04.12.10 Pours black with a filmy but also bubbly light beige head. Some cocoa powder on the nose. Roasty but also a little bitter in the mouth, cocoa again along with dark fruits powdery bitter good quality cocoa, some liquorice, lovely stuff. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47142) - 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]

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