Farmers Stout - Bradfield Brewery
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
3.63/5 rDev +11%
The nose abounded in coffee and cocoa - both of which continued on into the taste, although there was a subtle caramel flavour in the background I really liked. This is very much a classic stout, with a silky smooth mouthfeel that makes it a very pleasurable pint.
02-03-2009 10:04:47 | More by velkyal
2.5/5 rDev -23.5%
Picked this up at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam
From a bottle into a pint glass.
APPEARANCE: Pours no beer head at all; just some bubbles like you blew some bubbles in your juice. The only thing keeping me from thinking it is juice is a slight bit of waspy film on top. It's relatively clear and a deep mahogany with ruby hints. Colour is fine, but it doesn't look like beer at all.
SMELL: A bit of roasted malt and dark fruit. There's a bit of pure chocolate in the background and a slightly smoky component as well. It's pleasant enough, but a little too weak to be memorable.
TASTE: Not much initially, but the aftertaste is quite pleasant. A smoky component coupled with a bit of coffee and pure chocolate come through in the aftertaste. It's slightly sweet. The taste is not off putting at all, and is actually a welcome surprise.
PALATE: This is all wrong. Zero carbonation makes it feel like juice instead of beer. It's thin bodied and flat. There's no bite and it finishes somewhat dry, so it's not the worst I've had. There's nothing worth remembering and everything worth forgetting. It didn't make me sick, but certainly didn't make me feel like I was drinking beer.
OVERALL: This one was just odd. The look and feel were horrible, no question, but the nose and taste were not that bad at all. It would be easier to grade it so low if everything was an abomination, but it certainly wasn't difficult to finish the pint. This reminded me of Dragon Dark, but with an acceptable taste profile. I just don't know what to conclude about this one overall; beer tasting juice I guess.
Final note: This review differs from the one below. It might be much better looking and actually have a beer feel on cask. I don't know.
12-15-2008 09:36:45 | More by Jeffo
United Kingdom (England)
3.43/5 rDev +4.9%
Tasted by a half-pint at the Swim Inn, a JDW pub on West Street, Sheffield. Served by a handpump with a sparkler.
A: deep brown in colour, the pale tan creamy head shows no signs of retreating.
S: lightly bitter-sweet walnutty and roasted malts upfront, typical of an English stout. Everything else is hidden below, apart from a nice edge of floral hops.
T: a rich flavour of licorice, roast-nuts and treacles come on top of a buttery taste and a semi-winey sour-fruitiness (as of black berries, plums and grapes mixed together)... slowly the tannic and dried tea-leafy bitterness prevails, leading to a semi-dry and hoppy finish.
M&D: pretty light-bodied and slightly thin on the texture, while the flavour profile holds up quite well until the last second of tasting, benefitting from support of a good amount of hops. Not bad.
03-01-2007 15:07:11 | More by wl0307
Farmers Stout from Bradfield Brewery
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.