Crown Brewery Stannington Stout - The Hillsborough Hotel
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by mirnsd:
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.53/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Enjoyed on tap in The White Horse, Parsons Green, London
It poured a nice dark brown with a mocha coloured head. The head was short lived but looked great whilst it was around.
It smelled of a lovely toasted maltiness with a touch of smoke and nuttiness.
The taste was fantastic. A good effort at this style. Whilst it wasnt the best stout in the world it had a great depth of maltiness and balanced smoke to it.
Mouthfeel was really my only complaint as it was a touch thin for my liking but you cant please everyone! Looking forward to having more stuff from Crown in the future
Serving type: on-tap
04-07-2010 14:36:39 | More by mirnsd
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United Kingdom (England)
3.9/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Purchased at the brewpub where this ale is brewed, Hillsborough Hotel in Sheffield. This bottle-conditioned version was newly launched not long ago, along with three other products by this tiny brewery. BB 07/2008, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.
A: pours a black, fluffy, khaki foamy head with o.k. retention, on top of rather lively carbonation (with very strong hissing noise).
S: a pronounced fruity and flowery aroma surrounds the richly roasted maltiness... really rich is the maltiness but smokiness and nuttiness also are at presence. Good and rather straight forward for a traditional Stout.
T: smoky bitter-sweetness with an effervescent palate, leading towards chewy and tannic roastiness as of light coffee, yet given a surprising balance due to sweet maltiness and licorice... Dates and walnuts last in the bitter aftertaste, where my tastebuds find a lightly tart hint of grapes too.
M&D: the mouthfeel is effervescent at first but softens as it goes... This stout shows a solid body of sweet maltiness and hop bitterness on a par with tangy and roasty black malts. More fizzy than the cask version, but the flavour somehow remains intact. Overall, a very good attempt at bottle-conditioning from this solid microbrewery!
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2008 18:44:53 | More by wl0307
Crown Brewery Stannington Stout from The Hillsborough Hotel
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