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42
style
Brewed by Two Cocks
Style: Stout
Newbury, England

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
Its stark black and white appearance conceal luxurious notes of caramel and chocolate and at 4.5% ABV this is anything but austere. Cromwell would not approve!

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dashimus (235) - London, Greater London, - FEB 23, 2013
Cask at Craft Beer Rising. Pours very dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, liquorice and toffee very clear. Also nut and burnt caramel. Taste is bitter with a long dry finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6282) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
50cl bottle from Grumpy Goat, Reading. A peaty brown pour with a thin cream head and an attractive ruby red glint; aroma of demerara sugar; dry caramel taste with a touch of chocolate; and a light bitterness leading to a chocolate caramel finish. A pleasant stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24351) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2016
Bottled. Near black, small head. Aroma of chocolate, aniseed and pine. Dry with light body and crisp, clean mouthfeel. Licorice and chocolate. Spicy bitter finish with slight resiny undertones.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1933) - Grime Hood , Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
500ml. Two cocks ? Well , two are better than one if youre so inclined .. The TWO COCKS bottle has a very nice and elegant feather resting under the label... one of the two cocks actual features offered as a momento ? How cool. A sandy/white foamy head sits above purple brooding black liquid . A nose of roast malt and chocolate . It drinks the same , with semi bitter dryness .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3195) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Cask at Ealing Beer Festival 2015, Ealing, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium bubbly off white head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, caramel.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sound67 (731) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
[Reading Beer Festival, 2015] - Two Cocks Brewery 1643 Puritan, 4.5%, dunkelbraun, fast schwarz. Kleine beige Krone. Mi.des schokoladiges Aroma mit Vanillin, etwas dunkle Frucht. Mittlerer Krper, noch etwas wssrig. Im Antrunk deutlich fruchtig, auch floral, etwas Bitterschokolade im Hintergrund. Zur Mitte sehr floral, kaum Schokolade oder Kaffeenoten wie man sie bei einem Stout erwarten wrde. Abgang weich, etwas slich, fruchtig. Kein Stout.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JorgeLee (1941) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Cask at the Holborn Whippet. Looks the part, nice deep black colour. Hmm taste is wrong, herbal, green apple, I think acetaldehyde. Some underlying roastiness, not overly bitter either malt or hops. Dodgy fermentation flavours dominate, sad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Malty and sweet aroma. Good dark deepest red colour. Thick frothy head. A little fizzy. And a bit syrupy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (7324) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark opaque brown pour with a frothy tan head, chocolate and roast malt aroma, taste has bitter plain chocolate, roast malt, some sweet toffee, a hint of dark fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4924) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
500ml bottle @ the Tenth Shrewsbury Bottle Share, thanks to Simon! Pours dark brown with medium beige head. Very nice malty caramel aroma. Coarse CDA-like taste with confident roasted flavours. Decent stout, I liked.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6778) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
500ml bottle: shared between 5 on 8th Dec 2014 during a Shrewsbury Bottle Share meeting, cheers Simon (his turn to bring a Cock beer). We always try and have a little titter with at least one beer name per meeting: Two Cocks won this time. Loved the white feather on the bottle. Anyway, back to the actual beer. Pours a clear, very dark brown with a tanned/beige head. The aroma was roasted malts mostly with a vanilla trace or two. The flavour was also malts first and foremost, with a slightly bitter and mini burnt twang to the whole taste. The smell indicated a sweeter beer than the taste gave: overall not a bad brew and an OK Stout on all counts.


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