Crown Brewery Stannington Stout | The Hillsborough Hotel

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Brewed by:
The Hillsborough Hotel
England, United Kingdom
hillsborough-hotel.co.uk

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wl0307 on 03-30-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2
Avg:
3.8
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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by mirnsd:
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3.5/5  rDev 0%
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

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
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!

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Crown Brewery Stannington Stout from The Hillsborough Hotel
3.8 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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