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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2848) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
For the sake of the social interaction just numeral ratings and/or some highlighted attributes. Roasted malts, some acidic notes, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle from Tesco drunk at home. Dark brown almost black beer with a thin lasting beige head. Roasty chocolate and some liquorice on the aroma. Actually I rather like this. The best Brains beer I think I’ve had. A little thin in the mouth, but highly drinkable. Yes, very drinkable and not much hop or dryness on the finish. Good stout. My kind of stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
SBWF 2013. Black beer with a small beige head. Chocolate aroma, roasted, tar notes, some cigarettes, fruity, some licorice. Chocolate and coffee flavor, caramel, roasted, ha notes, salty, some figs. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (7999) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2013
Sample at SBWF 2013. Black with a tan head. Soft aroma of light roasted malt and light coffee. The taste was also light with notes of coffee, dark bitter chocolate and roasted malt. Rather creamy mouthfeel with some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4209) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7837) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dommod2011 (704) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OwainTurner (425) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutchap (422) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Weefannybaws (130) - Barrhead, 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.

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