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Brewed by Brains
Style: Stout
Cardiff, Wales

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1864) - 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 (600) - 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 (2892) - 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 (3037) - 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 (3181) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5189) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2012
50cl bottle from ABCBeers. Good tan head. Clear black pour. Nice smooth aftertaste. A decent stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1248) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2012
bottle, nice aroma of roasty malt almost coffee, black, clear, brown foam, medium dry bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, thick feel, long finish, very nice drinkable one. like it

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndrewC (322) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Smells of toasted malt and milk. Pretty much black. Milky initial flavours. Toasted oaty flavour. Burnt notes. Bit of alcohol there too. Hint acrid. It’s not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1144) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Pitch black coloured beer with a weak creamy coloured head. Rich nutty aroma, coffee, burnt sugar, dark chocolate and roast malt. Full, but dry mouthfeel. Bittersweet taste, all the elements from the aroma appear again, especially the coffee and malt, there is a hint of nuttiness that is matched with a thick dark fruit flavour. The bitterness lasts right through to the finish.


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