Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Imperial Stout
Holmfirth, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (3517) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2016
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Almost black, beautiful dark brown velvety head. Nose is cherry, roast, chocolate, gentle smoke, light whisky or rum. Tastes light boozy, rum, roast, chocolate, cherries. Very smooth and velvety. I often feel I prefer my strongest beers in keg but thank you for this exception - this is delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (7647) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 20, 2015
Backlog rating. Keg at BD SB tap takeover, London. It pours a clean dark brown color with small beige head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, with some dark fruits, red tangy berries, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is more sweet caramely and fruity, with toffee, sweet cherries and milk chocolate. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, sweet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7824) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Keg at Brewdog. Very dark brown, small off-white head. Aroma is treacle and light raspberry jam. Body is medium, smooth, no real carbonation. Taste is smoke, vegetable, card, alcohol, twiggy. A bit thin, boozy and drying. Alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (11623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Shepards Bush. Clearing up the last of the tap takeover. Dark caramel browm coloured pour with a thin dark tan head. Aroma is jammy fruits, earthy cocoa, cherry, roast, hint of campfire. Flavour is composed of nutty cheery, cocoa, soft roast and choc, black forest gateau. Palate is medium sweet, woody tanin, dry finish, fruit pips tannin. Long lingering choc and tangy berry fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (14241) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Keg at BD Sheps Bush. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is smooth, roasty, earthy, cocoa, jammy fruits and berry compote. The taste is bitter, roasty, charred wood, earth, dried fruits, berry, light smoke and ash with a very drying finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Interesting flavour profile, but just a touch too drying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Keg at BDSB - London. Pours clear black-brown with a creamy beige head. The nose holds lots of toasted dark malts, some dried fruits. Medium sweet flavor with lots of dried fruit character, some old leather, bitter earth, raspberry seeds. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with dominant dried, leathery dark fruits. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (2301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Oily opaque dark brown. Firm cherry and burnt sugar, muscovado times. Soft smokey malt. Initial taste is silky cherry, soft roast and black pepper. Finishes a fair bit sweet. Linger is terse bitter roast. Hangs in there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2012
[keg at the Hanging Bat, Edinburgh] Black pour with a small, tight, beige coloured head. Huskily smoky on the nose, with plenty of roasted chocolate very toasty, really, on the nose. Some slightly tart fruit from the cherry. On the taste, the roasted malts take over, some of the cherry comes out eventually, before the smokiness arrives on the finish. This was the beer they wanted to put cigar tobacco in, before discovering it was toxic. Tastes pretty good to me [19112012]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
Keg at Bat. Black pour, thick fluffy beige head. Very light fruity cherry, roast, deep dark chocolate, not really getting the smoke nose. Big deep roast, soft dark chocolate, slightest soft smoke, touch of booze, light fruity tartness, long pine bitterness. Very good stout! But possibly needs more cherry and smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23893) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2016 tap at hanging bat ... deep dark .... soft roast ... light cherry ... big chocolate ... big roast ... daek malts ... big chocolare roast ... mellow chocolate .... juicy roast tip top.

Cask at the hanging bat... 4yr old... Move to the other one Dark red brown... Small tan head... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose... Juicy toffee fruit malt... Long boozy fruit.. Soft toffee malts... Big sweet fruit..... Long soft toffee fruit... 4.1

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