Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Stout
Shipley, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask, Special;
This beer has been brewed exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival and is a smooth stout with a rich aroma of roasted malts, while hints of treacle and liquorice add sweetness and depth to the flavour, balanced by a tangy hop finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
31st March 2011
Crosse Keys Spoons. Opaque black beer, no real head. Medium dry palate. Nice fresh tasting dark malt, no roastiness or bitterness. Trace of smoke and minerals. Sweet liquorice and a trace of coffee. Crisp dry finish. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23271) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2011
cask at goal house jdw ... dark black ... thin tan head ... licorice and roast malt nose ... soft roast malts ... huge licorice ... soft roast ... hint of coffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours dark brown with a filmy, beige head. Nice aroma, dark malts, cocoa and coffee beans, hints of roast. Flavor aint bad either, very nice smokiness, good malty, sugary backbone, some smoked meats, wood, faint, earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Smokey, burnt malt finish, some hints of what I guess is supposed to be licorice, cocoa, chocolate syrup, some citrusy hops in the throat. A very solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (18001) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2011
Cask handpull at Spoons Victoria Station. Black with thin beige head. Some liquorice but not overly dominant. Some very roasted malt flavour. Burnt and touch of charcoal. Fairly full in mouth and very distinct flavours. Pretty good to be honest. Yes very full in mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2011
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are dark chocolate with rich coffee and some smoky, meaty notes. Soy sauce with burnt, woody aspects. Flavours are dry and woody with peat and sweet chocolate and blackberry. Salty soy notes with a dry roast finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ManVsBeer (9737) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Disappointing stout which is understated from its tasting notes description.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 01/04/2011 Some roast aroma. Beige head. Black a little rich and smooth on the palate. Hoppy and fruity with a hint of bitterness in a dry liquorice flavoured finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton. A black beer with a thick off-white head and lacing. A fairly thin, partly sweet aroma. Decent in the mouth with light roast and a touch of bitterness. Liquorice, chocolate and a bit of veg. Its OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (8481) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Knights Templar (JDW), Bristol 16/04/2011. Near black with a thin, tan head. Aroma of big roasted malts with a touch of chocolate. Full mouth feel, with the flavour dominated by charcoal, with a touch of some chocolate and liquorice before a dryish finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2011
The Baron. Pretty much pitch with a dirty, lowdown tan collar. Beef crisps, chocolate malt and roasted aubergine aroma. Flavour is impressive; burnt but oozingly lactic with melted Cadburys, zero liquorice, burnt wood and a delicate, retronasal smoked meat and onion sauce note like a rauch. There is a tang of hop but pretty much completely buried by mellow roastedness- good. Thick, dusty and lingering. Right up there with the Cairngorm Roggen and Butcombe for me.

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