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Brewed by Brains
Style: Stout
Cardiff, Wales

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Philym (708) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Appearance: Dark brown with a finger thick tan/ivory head. Aroma: Coffee, balsamic, bread crust, subtle toffee, slight liquorice and floral. Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, slight toffee, bready, dry with roasty/burnt notes. Palate: Smooth thick texture and mouthfeel, medium body, average carbonation, dry with abrupt finish. Comments: Very easy to drink and overall enjoyable. Left a glass lace.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (701) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
500ml bottle. pours a jet black colour with very dark head that stays. aroma is very very weak. some molasses and that’s it. taste is nice. very full mouth feel and thick like treacle. burnt toast at first followed by coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rob_D_UK (647) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2013
Pours black with a dense tan head. Coffee aroma, and mocha flavour. There’s a bit of black treacle, slick and creamy mouth feel, and generous bitterness in the finish

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1180) - London via, WALES - MAR 14, 2013
Nov 2012 - bottle. Nice coffee start, mild, not much in the aftertaste. A very drinkable but not overly impressive stout. Nice enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1420) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle. Almost black beer with residual head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. The taste is roasted coffee and dark bitter chocolate with a slight sourness at the end. An OK stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle; black, brown at the edges, very thin patchy tan head; aroma of chocolate malt; tastes of lightly roasted malt, juicy blackcurrant and chocolate; quite bitter; has a dry finish with a decent hop presence; it has a dusty quality throughout; possibly a little thin, but a decent stout at the weaker end of the strength spectrum.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 22, 2013
Sturdy, steady stout. Lots of chocolate and vanilla, with medium roast. Light malts. Easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2749) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
500ml bottle from UK via Fred (thanks!). Deep brown black with a small tan head. Nice dark roasted malts with a touch of tang, coffee, a touch of chocolate, nice. Much like the nose, nice dark roasted malts with a touch of tang and earthiness; dry with limited bitterness and a pleasant roasted malt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (2735) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2012
Roasted malt aroma with a touch of chocolate. Most of the flavour comes through in the aftertaste with roasted bitter malts and slight smokiness too.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2969) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 23, 2012
Dpbry stout. Czarny jak smoła i prawie bez prześwitów. Tylko 4% alc a piwo mocno rozgrzewa. Gożki i wytrawny posmak czekolady i piernika świątecznego. Piana niestety mała i pęcherzykowa


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