Warlock Stout | Fox And Hounds / Houston Brewery Company

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Brewed by:
Fox And Hounds / Houston Brewery Company
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by foamer on 04-17-2005

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 7
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2.78/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Sampled at the CAMRA Paisley Beer Festival, April 16.

Pours a black with a very faint rusty orange hue with a nice frothy tan head which leaves some very nice lacing. Strong toffee and some coffee notes in the nose along with some roasted malt. An almost sickly sweet butterscotch taste with some roasted bitterness but mostly just a nougat/toffee mess, almost like a candy bar. Not too fond of this one. Smooth mouthfeel which is nice but too sweet of a stout for my liking.

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Photo of titosupertramp
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on cask at The Bow Bar in Edinburgh.

A: Appears black...dark ruby colored towards the bottom of the glass. Less than a finger of off white head...little to no lacing.

S: Roasted barley, chocolate, toffee. No hop smell present. Nice and simple.

T: The chocolate is very present in the taste...dark and bitter. Roasted, coffee very slight, but noticable.

M: For a cask ale, kind of thick. This would be medium bodied for most ales on tap or in bottle.

D: Pretty good. Sits kind of heavy for a small ABV ale, but I could have 2 or 3 of these in a session. Goes down well.

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Photo of MrDark
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I had a pint of this right in the Fox and Hounds pub attached to the Houston Brewing company in Houston, Scotland, a half-hour outside Glasgow.

The beer pours out a very nice dark brown to black with a creamy colored head.

Taste resembles more of a chocolate stout, with a wonderful sweet chocolate flavor backed by coffee and some toffee notes.

The mouthfeel is thick and gritty, which unfortunately makes this wonderful tasting beer a difficult drink to down. One pint will leave you quite satisfied if not completely full.

Still, I completely recommend trying this when available.

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Photo of educorgan
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a half-pint glass at the Central in St Andrews. Reviewed December 2010.

A: Creamy head, ruby brown; translucent at all the edges with a dark centre.

S: Neutral. Creamy-sour, as most cask ales tend to be.

T: Roasted meaty flavours with coffee bitterness, but light and, at times, almost fruity. A great stout!

M: A bit too smooth for my tastes.

D: Recommended. Light (sourish) fruit fights roasted bitterness in a lovely manner. Even though it wasn't mindblowing, I will be returning to this stout.

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Photo of kmacphail
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I sampled this on cask in the King's Highway in Inverness.

The beer poured a very dark colour with a dark cream coloured head that displayed excellent retention and lacing for the duration of the pint.

The nose was as expected for a dark stout, roasted malts, coffee, burnt toffee and and a hint of chocolate.

These flowed through to the taste very well, but it did not leave a sickly aftertaste as I was expecting, something slightly bitter was put in to balance this beer, thoroughly fantastic.

The beer was very heavy bodied, nice for a stout, but I had to move on after one as I felt a bit too full. Not a session ale, but one of the nicest beers I have tried in 2008. Treat it like Christmas pudding, nice treat but don't try and have too much.

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Photo of charlatan
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark peaty colour with beige head. The nose is woody, possibly slightly vinegary. It tastes milky and chocolatey. There is some bitterness, but overall it remains a sweet beer and never becomes acrid (no coffee thankfully).

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Warlock Stout from Fox And Hounds / Houston Brewery Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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