Joseph Holt Black Mini Keg

Joseph Holt Black 5L Keg
(13 customer reviews)


Packed full of roasted malt, comforting flavours and with a fine bitterness, your pub favourite Joseph Holt Black is now here on the Beer Shop.

Give it a try and get back in Black!

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  • Reviews (13)


Packed full of roasted malt and pitch black to the eye, Joseph Holt’s Black is an indulgent drop without being too heavy.

This delightful dark ale is rich in flavour boasting chocolate notes with a slight nutty finish. Black is finished off with a balanced bitterness and full head.

Don’t just take our word for how good it is though – Black won a gold medal at the 2015 International Brewing Awards making it officially one of the best dark ales in the world.

Joseph Holt Black is also vegan friendly. It comes in a pressurised CO2 keg to make it nice and smooth. For best results consume the keg within 3 days of opening.

Keg Size 5L
Beer Type Dark ale
Alcohol 3.4%
Vegan Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Allergens Malted barley, wheat
Beer Colour Black



Dark black


Rich, malty


Toasted malt, rich


Rating 3/5

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13 reviews for Joseph Holt Black Mini Keg

  1. Steve Popay (verified owner)

    This was like an old friend returning. The bitter and Trailblazer were fine but this is the ‘ Real Deal ‘.

  2. Colin McGrail (verified owner)

    Thanks JH This keg is highly recommended by myself.
    No 10 minute wait for the beer to settle before you can enjoy it no ! Just perfect every pint.
    Keeping me going until we can get back down the pub.
    Well done JH and Thank you.


  3. Neil McGrail (verified owner)

    Thanks for sorting the lack of a Black Keg the trailblazer is great but the Black is better
    Nelly Mc

  4. Carole Coogan (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed the black, can’t wait to get another one will be ordering Very soon.cjc.

  5. Stuart Lomas (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed it…tastes perfect👌

  6. Martin Richardson (verified owner)

    My favourite pint in Keg…what’s not to like.


  7. Nick Hooper (verified owner)

    This is an outstanding beer and it is good to have it available in draught form. I will be ordering another one soon.

  8. Pete (verified owner)

    Very disappointing. The keg doesn’t create a smooth creamy head, has an appearance of flat beer with no head. Something you’d get down south. I rate Black as one of the best beers going, but from this experience it’s not for home drinking IMHO. Unless I’m doing something wrong with pouring, I can’t see myself purchasing another.

  9. Dave (verified owner)

    Enjoying the black keg All Good Thanks

  10. Anthony Walker (verified owner)

    Black is probably the best pint around and though this does fall short of a pub pint, The smooth taste I love is still there. After several kegs I fing it best to put the gas on a couple of hours before starting to drink and let the keg stand for half an hour after taking it out of the fridge.

  11. Dave (verified owner)

    Was recommended the black of a friend of mine ive got to say what a top beer my only gripe is it soon goes my suggestion is to do a bigger keg but realistically i should of ordered 2

  12. Matthew Hopkins (verified owner)

    Fantastic. Easy to order, quick delivery and great taste. Thanks

  13. John Ruthven (verified owner)

    Ordered on a friday delivered on monday,prompt and efficient service.product was good as expected and will be ordering a few more ready for the xmas festivities, good old joey holts.

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