Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Stout
Ashford in the Water, England


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Regular.
A velvety dark, exceptionally smooth and creamy stout with soft treacle flavours and a full body. Not as strong as some traditional stouts, but lacking none of their taste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (10159) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2007
BCA part of a Christmas present from my dad was a selection of Thornbridge Hall beers, had this last night 01-01-07 and what a New Years Day treat this was. Poured dark with a huge creamy head, super chocolatey aromas from this rich creamy and smooth stout. This was very easy drinking and wonderfully tasty with the rich chocolate coming back through and at just 4.1% it really punhces above its weight, absolutely smashing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (9435) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Very dark dark and slightly hazy with a small creamy head. Its a little too thin and session style in its texture which negates some of the stout flavours. It only has a very light roasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Roundhouse, Barrow Hill 20/05/2006 Slight fruit aroma. Black with some alcohol present. Smooth on the palate initially but this finishes sharp dry and a little bitter. 2. Cask Handpump from the Festival Bar at the Crown Inn, Stockport 13/06/2009 Fruit and roast aromas. Small white head. Black smooth on the palate hoppy and fruity with a dry lasting roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump Sheffield Tap Sheffield. A very dark brown coloured beer with a red hue and a very tight creamy off-white nitro looking head and tons of lace. This is a smooth roasty stout which is very dry. There isnt a massive amount of flavour and I cant help but feel the way it is dispensed really spoils it. There is some reasonable fruitiness. Would look to try this again without such a tight sparkler.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8664) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 3, 2015
Cask at the Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is light malt, earthy mineral. The flavour is light bitter with a light malt bitter coffee light smoky spice palate. Moderate to light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (8341) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Euston Tap, 10/02/2011. Dark brown with a decent, off-white head. Light, berry fruit and chocolate aroma with a touch of roastiness. very easy, slightly sweetish drinking, with plenty of dark fruit, some black coffee and dryish finish. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
laiti (8232) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Cask @ Kittys. Aroma has some licorice tones and hay. Flavor has salty licorice and herbal tones. Just too salty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8216) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
Cask handpull, The Crown, Stockport, Greater Manchester. Photogenic looks; pitch with the barest hint of ruby, thick lace, spirit-levelled tan collar. Coal, cocoa and leaf matter aroma. Palate thin after the Pictish; burnt butter biscuit dipped in cold coffee and hot choc, charcoal, high cocoa, pistachio cinders to finish. Good bog standard tasty stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2007
Cask (gravity dispense), Reading Beer Festival, April 2006. Not the darkest stout - deep reddish brown colour. Very roasty aroma, quite dry, with a slightly ashy edge. More chocolate coming though on the palate. Smooth and medium bodied, finishing quite dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Cask @ CPK. Deep reddish brown with basically no head. The nose is sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, syrup and fudge. Certainly sweet over roasted flavors. The taste is rich chocolate, blackberry fruit, mild vanilla. The finish is lightly dry and hoppy. Smooth and creamy. Soft. Overall, this is a beer of great economy - you get a lot of flavor for your 4.1%. Very nice.

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