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

bottling
unknown

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sweet, vanilla and coffee aroma. Tastes similar with vanilla, coffee and a hint of chocolate. Malty and quite smooth.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15106) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2014
Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Lovely chocolatey aroma. Dang, this is another classic chocolate stout as a real ale, thats the only context where I really like the doping, and only if kept subtle. Light fruity esters keep it interesting. Refreshing palate despite the sweetness. None of the stickiness less subtle chocolate-laced brews have. The finish is a touch hoppy too, but mostly the choco roast lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
cask in Newcastle. Pours a rich black with creamy tanned head. aroma is of toast, malts and a little bitter coffee/choc. has a really nice smooth texture. very easy to drink. not to thick or thin. nice taste of chocolate and spices with a slightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8194) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Cask @ Black Door
Aroma is nice with coffee and some licorice. Flavour has coffee, some dark chocolate and licorice. Rather dry finish with well roasted malt. Delicious, one of the best real ales for a long while.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (6861) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Cask @ Kittys, Hki. Black color, lasting brown head. Roasted malty aroma with milk chocolate and mild spicy notes. Flavor has roastedness, vanilla, milk chocolate, wood and hops. Smooth, quite dry finish. Medium bodied. Tasty.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (24604) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013
Cask @ Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell EC1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with weak hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty chocolate and vanilla finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2427) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Cask at CBC Brixton. Pours a dark brown with a ruby edge, very thin head. Nice coffee, sweet caramel, fruity aroma. Coffee, dark fruits, toffee a bit of lemon. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18196) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Cask at Craft Clerkenwell, 06/08/13. Light black with a moderately sized tan head. Nose is roast malt, vanilla essence, light charring, dark chocolate. Taste comprises chocolate vanilla milkshake, roasty notes, leather, burnt toffee, raisens. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry roasty finish. Decent stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23681) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
29th March 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Opaque black - brown beer, little tan head. Light dry palate. Rich and unsweet dark malt and chocolate. A little balancing oaky vanilla sweetness on the backend. A whisper of fruits. All right.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (866) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
Hand pulled at the Rose Villa Tavern, Birmingham. Black as your hat - if, indeed, your hat is black like this beer - with a small white head. Very watery start to this - I think it is too cold as Im not picking much up except vanilla ice cream. Slight coffee aftertaste. But maybe thats the point? Very slight aroma. No trousers. Slightly disappointing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1972) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
On Cask @ Coach and Horses, Dronfield - absolutely certain Id had this in 2012 already, a classic stout look, jet vlack with a tan head that laces all the way through. The smoothness is there for all to see all the way through the drink, the vanilla notes are there before, during and after with this one... like a black liquid ice-cream. Class in a glass.


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