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


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask, Occasional;
which is Latin for magpie and whose colourings reflect the tan head and creamy body of this creamy oatmeal stout. A classy bird indeed.

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JohnRMurdoch's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (5148) - Glasgow, - DEC 17, 2011
Cask @ The Drum & Monkey. Very dark brown colour, reasonable head. Toasted grassy bread malt aroma. Mild fruity malt flavour. Watery texture. Inoffensive. Not my sort of beer.

Leighton (22812) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Cask at CBC Brixton - London. Pours black-brown with a foamy, tan head. The nose holds dirt and toasted brown bread. Light sweet flavor with some grainy cocoa, light roast, mild grass. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mild bittersweet finish, some cocoa, more dirt. OK.

Garrold (5836) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Cask at Cross Scythes, Sheffield. Clear, darkest plum colour. Thin, tight, tan head. Very seductive! Roast malt, coffee grind aroma. Taste sets off a bit thin, decent dry, roasty finish though.

stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - OCT 24, 2013
Cask @ Old Hall Inn, Chinley [171013]
Black, lots of ruby light through, beige dense head, good lacing
Aroma of soft roast, dab of chocolate, light overall
Taste of soft roasted malts, dark fruity plain chocolate, hint of dark fruits, nice chocolate
Palate- Thin to medium body, smooth texture, bit too thin though for an oatmeal stout, soft bitter roast. Finish of soft roast, touch of burnt roast, some fruity cocoa in linger
Overall - Bit too thin, expected this to be a bit better than it was as it’s a Thornbridge, but still a decent stout

Scopey (16264) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Cask at the Rake. It pours deep brown with a quickly diminishing beige head. The nose is earth, roasty, toast, mild smoke and salted caramel. The taste is mild roast, toast, earth, charred wood, cocoa, ash and decent bitterness with a very dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Unfortunately a bit watery for my liking.

mR_fr0g (14024) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
Cask at craft brixton. Nose is choc light roast, earthy woody hop. Clear dark caramel pour with a fleeting light tan head. Flavour is light earthy roast coffee, and decent earthy hop. Light body for a stout. Medium woody duration. Medium sweet finish.

DruncanVeasey (8426) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
Cask handpull, The Wharf, Macclesfield, 10/08/13. Jet with a thick tan collar lacing heavily. Sluggable, subtly roasted chocolate and chipotle hints with underlying bramble. Nose coffee granule, slight gravy, Marmite on burnt toast. Decent.

jamesie1857 (1986) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
On cask @ Coach and Horses, Dronfield - Opaque black body with large tan foam head. Aroma-coffee malts with alcohol smoothness. Hint of spiciness and caramel. Mild carbonation, caramel, coffee. The beginning is uncomplicated but is made up for by a smooth as silk caramel middle with gentle non-bitter coffee end that is so smooth, maybe some maple. Very good.

fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ The Horniman at Hays, Unit 26 Hays Galleria, London, Greater London, England SE1 2HD.

Clear dark red brown colour with a average to large, creamy - frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet burnt coffee, moderate hoppy, grass, dusty hops, elderflowers ! Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111227]

HenrikSoegaard (14704) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2012
Cask. Frothy lightbrown good mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Burnt and roasted notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

harrisoni (19535) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2012
Cask handpull at The Craft beer co London. dry juicy. Very dry finish. Decent. Pretty decent touch watery

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