Brewed by Brains
Style: Stout
Cardiff, Wales


on tap


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (7785) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle from BlackHaddock. Very dark red brown color withmedium beige head. Dark malty aroma with chocolate, coffee. Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, Medium long coffee bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Extremely dark with no head. Some chocolates but fairly ordinary in taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2014
(bottle - 500 ml) Dark brown color with a thin tan head. Light chocolate aroma with some caramel and toffee malts. Light roasted malt aroma with a bit of chocolate and a bitter roasted aftertaste. A bit thin-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle tesco. Black colour halo tan head. Aroma is chocolate. Taste is bitter dark choc slight coffee. Medium thin body soft carbonation. Ok stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. Black with a small head. Slightly dry with a trace of roasted chocolate. Signature on the label is similar to a well known Irish brewery. Reasonable and straight forward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
500ml bottle from Tesco in Windsor. Black beer. Thin frothy head. Toasty and dry cocoa. Merest hint of blackberry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2014
Can’t believe this one slipped under the radar- assumed it was the same as the dark. Bottle from Crosspoint Tesco, Coventry. Handsome deep ruby appearing black with a slim beige cap. Nose butter, iron and black coffee. Rusted coffee flavour; heavily toasted Schwarz-like grain, burnt paper, charcoal, puffed rice. Thin but half decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle, bb 31/07/14. Pours a very dark brown with a slight red edge. Aroma is a little herby and a little sweet choc. Medium body, medium carbonation. There's a slight veggie grassiness to it which is nice, then there's a little dark toffee, a bit of choc too, but the grass wood and bark provide a rather nice dryness. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zer0 (1202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown to black with not much head. Aroma is coffee, liquorice and some chocolate. Moderate bitter. Thin mouthfeel, a bit watery. Light to medium body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (446) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Typical stout aromas but not as opaque as many stouts. Lightly hopped, its overriding taste sensation is of dark chocolate. Quite good but a little thin for my palate.

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