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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and keg: Filtered; Cask: Unfiltered.
Introduced August 1993.

Ingredients:
British pale ale malt; Crystal, Chocolate and Black malts; Roasted barley;
Warrior, Cascade, Tettnang, Goldings hops;
warm fermenting English yeast.
OG 1052

A classic Irish stout. Full-bodied yet smooth and spectacular in appearance.

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CharlieTwoPies (34) - United Kingdom, - APR 10, 2014
Very big dark tan/light brown on top of an opaque black beer. Sugar, molasses, and mild herbal hop on the nose, but its weak. Creamy oversweet sweetness in the body, not particularly grainy malt but caramel and toffee on top of the faintest note of roast on the palate. Little by way of burnt black malt, too. Wonder if caramel or molasses added? Perhaps not. Leaves my lips sticky but full, full taste, feel, and finish. Strange one. Has many of the harder to achieve elements of a stout, whilst missing quite a lot of the basics of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (3097) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons, Hatch End. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee, quite dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeebon (410) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
1 for a bottle from Morrisons, cant really go wrong for that! I have tried Shipyard IPA which I was less than impressed by! This is a nice stout, nothing too special but certainly drinkable and smooth. I reckon Ill get a few more in!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (4113) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a black colored body with a finger of light brown head. The smell had a light bitter chocolate, coffee with some sweet roasted malts. The taste was sweet through previously mentioned flavors, slightly roasty. The palate sat about at a medium, fairly sessionable, dry bitter aftertaste and finish. Overall, this was good for the style and good for me. I also was able to make a decent Black & Tan with the Pumpkinhead.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 Bottled 12/03/14. A black beer with a dissipating beige head. A dry and bitter stout. Lots of charcoal. Coffee in the mouth. A bit of hop sting. Dryness dominates. Score 3.5
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4, 3.5, 3.7. 3.7 and 3.5 Score unaltered

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (5445) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours black with a nice head, aroma of chocolate, honey, nuts, flavor is bitter and acidic, coffee, medium bodied

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2680) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, aroma is roasted malt and coffee, the taste is light and with roasted malt with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9798) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle at home, courtesy of dad (cheers dad) Sunday 9th March 2014 Looks wise this is brilliant, black with a tan head, looks lovely. Roasty initially it is a tasty stout but a little thin, however it is smooth and a little silky, very enjoyable. A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krumbum (1024) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Dark black thick beer. Smells of wet roasted chocolate smells. Creamy coffee bitter taste. Smooth leaves light creamy coffee behind.

3.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
willt23 (4) - Saltburn, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
Very nice stout; has lots of body and flavour to it. Got this from Morrisons Redcar. Would have again


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