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Brains Original Stout

Brewed by Brains
Style: Stout
Cardiff, Wales


on tap


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Developed in 2011 exclusively for Tesco. Since 2014 has been available in other outlets.
Our ’Original Stout’ is a classic full bodied stout with a distinctive chocolate aroma. It is brewed using a combination of chocolate and premium malts and bittered with a blend of hops to create a complex flavoursome refreshing stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from Grimsbury Londis, Banbury, Oxon. Black with cream head. There is a roasty, malty, bitter character to this, a fuller flavour than the ABV would suggest. There is some fruitiness, however; I would pitch this closer to a mild than a stout. Reasonable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2668) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2015
Dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, fruit , coffee and bitter chocolate. Medium to light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2861) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. B&M. Clear, dark, cola brown. Messy slick of tan head. Dark chocolate malts. Some treacle. Bonfire toffee. Milky chocolate. Taste is nutty sweet. Light dry. Light bitter. Smooth, slick, creamy mouthfeel. Finishes long, mild bitter. Really good, smooth, drinkable stout. Brains is good, as someone once said to me...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikeyo1 (459) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
Drought @ de klomp. Nice creamy stout head and mouth feel. Aroma of licorice, coffee, herbs. Dry taste smooth carbonation. Taste of coffee, licorice, roasted barley chocolate, lemon, ash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2145) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
500ml bottle from B&M. Black beer with a small beige head. Chocolate aroma, with roasted, malt and fruit. Chocolate and coffee flavour, with caramel, and roasted malt. Thin bodied and watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (21767) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2014
Keg at De Klomp, Linköping. Dark brown, rich creamy head. Yart licorice aroma. Mid dry with light-medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Some licorice, notes of lemon. Mid bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (968) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Black pour, aroma is coffee, toffee, sweet malts. Taste is light coffee, roast and burnt malts, some chocolate. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1556) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, consumed at home. Dark brown, high amount of carbonation, very little head. Enticing aroma of roast malt and a bit of coffee. Bittersweet taste, giving way to a bitter/sour taste and a bitter finish. Weak mouthfeel. Lacks the complexity and richness of a really great stout, but still enjoyable enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7017) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown with a red tinge, thin beige head. Aromas are roast malt, chocolate, liquorice. Taste is light sweet, light bitter. Oily mouthfeel, little thin at the end. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lux_edwards (223) - - APR 21, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours a dark stout with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and raspberry jam. Taste of coffee and chocolate. Palate is smooth and creamy. Overall is good stout.

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