Cambrian Root
Vibrant Forest Brewery

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Style:
English Stout
ABV:
5.1%
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Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 11.56%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
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3.12/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

44cl can.

Black colour, quite transient brown foam.

Nose is licorice combined with sweet stout notes.

Taste brings in the saltiness, but more as an enhancer, the overall effect that of liquid licorice candy. Gets cloying after a while.

Some more roasted flavours to counterbalance and this would have been better. Now there simply is too much spicing in this one.

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3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The colour is pitch black, the two fingers head is compact and brown. Some lacing occurs when it slowly sinks down.

The smell got heavy notes of roasted malts. It is dry and burned with some perfumed notes.

The taste starts with strong dry roasted/burned malty flavours, just like any English stout. Then, distinct sweet notes of salted liquorice emerge bringing lots of sweet-salt candy and some aquavit spices. Medium body. Sweet burned flavours in the aftertaste, liquorice and some green figs/tree sap. Passing sweetness. The finish is rather sweet with notes of liquorice cough drops.

The carbonation is light, the large bubbles are long-lived. The liquid is semi-smooth and a bit dry.

This beer got stronger flavours than I had expected at 5.1%: I have had quite a few liquorice stouts but none of them had this amount of distinct liquorice flavours.

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Cambrian Root from Vibrant Forest Brewery
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 4 ratings