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Brewed by Tatton
Style: English Strong Ale
Knutsford, England

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Obscure 5.7% is a dark, hoppy strong ale with a complex malt blend giving an intricate aroma.

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3.5
GRM (4177) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2017
Glass, 12 ounces, at the 2016 Swansea Beer & Cider Festival, trip to Swansea, Amsterdam and Paris with Louise, savoured on August 26 2016; eye: dark brown with coppery reflections, opaque, ring of beige head, slight lacing; nose: malt, English hops, light spices, roasting, slight spices; mouth: malt, English hops, light spices, roasting, slight spices, slight smoky, finale in malt-roasting with presence of spices, medium body, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly grainy texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 12 onces, bue au 2016 Swansea Beer & Cider Festival, voyage à Swansea, Amsterdam et Paris avec Louise, savourée le 24 août 2016; œil : brun foncé avec des reflets cuivrés, opaque, anneau de mousse beige, très légère dentelle; nez : malt, houblon anglais, léger épices, torréfaction, très léger épices; bouche : malt, houblon anglais, léger épices, torréfaction, très léger épices, très léger fumé, finale en malt-torréfaction avec présence d’épices, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, texture légèrement granuleuse; en résumé : bien

3.7
imdownthepub (15331) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2016
Bottled, 500ml from Corks Out in Chester. Reddish amber with white head. There is a fruity, malty sweetness to this from the start, smooth and quite silky. There are berry fruits, autumnal perhaps, rich then hints of spicy hops. Probably this would age well given the smoothness. Nice job.

3.8
Towey1989 (3268) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Cask at The Leeky Tap, Leek. A clear ruby brown colour with a thin white head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, some dark berries, slight grapefruit, a little chocolate and spicy, herbal hops. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, dark berries, liquorice, some grapefruit, slight orange and spicy, herbal hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A long, roasted, spicy, herbal hop bitterness in the finish. More like a black IPA than an English strong ale. A lot of spicy, herbal hops and citrus balanced well with roasty, chocolatey malts. Really good.

3.7
kraddel (8890) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle thnx to Adam and anna. pours black, small white head. smell is sharp, roasty, rich. taste is sharp, bit roasty, creamy taste, very, very mild bitterness in the back. OK mf and carbo. interesting taste. Kinda doughy as well, very nice

4.2
zacgillbanks (5506) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle from Corks Out, Chester. This is a very dark brown, hazy beer with a sweet burnt toffee and liquorice flavour, red fruity notes followed by a nutty, roasted finish. Very nice.

3.5
Mr_Pink_152 (5547) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle from Corks Out, Heswall. Deep Amber brown colour with a very thin tan head. Aroma is stewed dark fruit, and pomegranate molasses. Taste starts sweet, but has a real depth. Great!

3.5
ManVsBeer (10951) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2015 Bottle from Corks Out, Chester. Very dark brown with not much of a head. Has fine smooth malts with a very light roasted aroma and taste, a touch soapy, but still very tasty with a light milky sweetness throughout.

3.4
pikeysdoggy (20) - - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from Microbrewery outlet. Aroma: Coffee, Ovaltine, Fruity Appearance: Very dark brown, creamy head. Taste: Bitter, Fruity and some hoppyness. Palate: Light carbonation, thin(ish) with a bitter finish. Quite an enjoyable drink, with a surprising Fruity/Hoppy combination. Doubt you’d want more than the one per session though...

3.7
Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Cask at The Grapes - Liverpool. Pours rich, clear amber-brown with a tight, creamy cappucino head. Great aroma with notes of fruitcake, faint cocoa, rich bread, dark berries. Medium sweet flavor with rich, ripe and gooey fruit character, some plums and figs, sugary toffee, dark bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; great condition. Sticky sweet finish with toasted sugars, demerara, more fruitcake, candied dark fruits, ripe berries. Nicely balanced overall with restrained, layered complexity.

3.8
anfractuosity (456) - - JUN 20, 2013
Nice beer, not overly bitter. Tastes slightly chocolatey.


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