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Brewed by Brew By Numbers
Style: Foreign Stout
Bermondsey, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Export Stout. ABV may vary.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (16261) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Bottle at home in London. Version with ABV of 7.4%, bottled on 06/02/2013, so the beer has had plenty of time to develop. Pours deep brown-black with a huge, lasting beige foam head. The aroma is quite dynamic, with plenty of well roasted malts at the core, surrounded by baking cocoa, some dark fruits and toasted bread. Medium sweet flavor with rich, slightly bittersweet cocoa, restrained charred malts, some raisins, chocolate cake, light flinty minerals, some dark bread, milk chocolate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation and an exceedingly creamy mouthfeel. The finish has just a touch of alcohol warmth, followed by lots more richly roasted malts, baking cocoa, moderate scorched earth bitterness, ash, slight tobacco and further chocolate cake. Rich and complex, this beer is also impressively well balanced and drinkable. If you happen to be sitting on a bottle of this beer that was released in early 2013, I would drink it now because I cannot envision it getting any better than this.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle, Rehills, Newcastle. Rich leathery, roast and liquorice aroma. Rich bitter palate, with chocolate and faint smoke. Long finish, with some coffee and a little bit of spruce. Superb.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (2243) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
Zwart bier met een beige kraag. Ruikt koffie, geroosterd en chocolade. Smaakt ook zo. Erg goed. Iets te veel carbo. Lekker zacht. Veel koffie.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6129) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle from de Molen beershop at 8.0%, dated 27/1/2015 BB 27/1/2017, large sample. Dark color, medium frothy brown head. Aroma of roast, lots of dark bread, bit mocha and butterscotch, slight fruity note. Medium bitter in taste, laurel, licorice, butterscotch. Another great one from BBNo.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (5275) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle @ benzai thx to benzai. Pitch black colour with a small beige to light brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, grassy. Tastes a lot of coffee, a lot of chocolate, chocolate bitterness, chocolate. Full body, soft carbo.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (4660) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Pours opaque ebony brown with pillowy tan head and earthy rich roast barley nose. Full body with spritzy carbonation, coffee and chocolate. Rich, hides itssstrength well. Umami dry toast., touch of lemon peel. V drinkable. Rich cherry notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (3755) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
6.1% Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is an opaque black beer with liquorice and chocolate flavours, coffee and roasted malt on the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Bottle from BrewDog mail order. Poured black with a dense tan head. Aroma of molasses, dark malt and fruit loaf. Initial chocolatey flavour, followed by building bitter, burnt malt and burnt sugar. Finish was burnt toast, liquorice and prunes... very, very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Svesse (7500) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2015
(Draught at Brew By Numbers, Bermondsey, London, 29 Nov 2014. 6.1%) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of black coffee, dark chocolate and liquorice. Malty, roasted taste with black coffee, dark chocolate, cacao, liquorice, tobacco, black rye bread and a generous coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with velvety mouthfeel. A touch of sweetness. Ouch ... this one really had me stunned (and smiling like a child). Tasty and complex, still in excellent balance. Quite impressive. Lovely beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (1285) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2015
33cl bottle at home from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Body is nearly black, head is medium, brownish, creamy, average lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is light smoky, malty, flavor is dark roasted coffee, toast, ash, dried fruits, hay, cocoa. Heavy roasty and hoppy bitter, light salty. Finish is long lasting hoppy and roasty medium bitter, light umami and salt, light alcohol warmth. Full body, dry creamy texture, soft carbonation. Not that easy, sweetness is not present, interesting, very tasty.


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