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Style: Stout
Cardiff, Wales

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2685) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle from Tesco, pours near black with a beige fine head, notes of cocoa and blackcurrant on the nose, creamy and roasty in the mouth, dry finish with a burnt bitter edge and a faint tang of blackcurrant. A nice dry stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle from Tesco’s. Poured a deep chocolate brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is of roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter with malt, liqourice, some chocolate and surprisingly a little alcohol too.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dommod2011 (702) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Dark black non-amber pour. Even a half-decent stout is a good shout and at £1.50 a go you can’t argue with this. How long will people continue to chase that elusive killer beer at ridiculous prices when there is fairly good pickings to be had at a fraction of the price I wonder? Bit burnt, little thin, but enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OwainTurner (341) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle from Tesco! Very dark caramel (completely opaque)... Lovely rich chocolate raisin taste.. sweet fruits with citrus peel finish. Warm and smooth

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
A really nice stout. Roasted malts in the nose, perhaps a hint of chocolate. Dark, dark brown pour with a rocky tan head. Solid chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee flavor profile. Some bittering at the end. My only complaint would be is that it is a bit thin on the palate, otherwise very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Weefannybaws (102) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2013
500ml bottle from Tesco. Black, black, black. Slight chocolate nose. Malty, chocolate taste with tobacco overtones. Perfect accompaniment to crisps and nuts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Philym (1003) - 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 (911) - 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 (869) - 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 (2022) - 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.


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