Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Stout
London, England


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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle & Keg; Filtered & pasteurised.

Brewed with a combination of five different malts, some heavily roasted for a near jet black appearance, and beneath its dark exterior features luxurious red berry notes, toasty aromas on the nose and culminates in a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (537) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle - deep dark red with a fluffy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast malt and a bit of coffee with a little vanilla and caramel. Taste is lightly toasted malt, a little chocolate, earth and grass with some light bitterness to finish. Thin body, light carbonation. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fisler (58) - GERMANY - NOV 7, 2014
Sehr dunkles Glas, Schaum bleibt leicht über dem Körper erhalten. In der Nase sehr schokoladig. Schmeckt cremig, leicht bitter. Aber was für ein Abgang. Erst stark bitter, dann Kaffee, dann Schokolade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wvhoran (368) - Tasmania, - NOV 5, 2014
Draught. Red-black, clear, small off-white head. Vague aroma. Vague mild flavour of weak coffee grinds, roasted malt, burnt toast. Light body with at least some bitterness. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1354) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, sweet chocolate, some coffee notes. Flavour is medium sweet with a medium bitter finish. A bit on the thin side. An enjoyable, easy to drink Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (574) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle. Pour is with a black with a caramel head, aroma is toffee, coffee, roast malts. Taste is toffee, malty, coffee, burnt bitter finish, thin body, light carbonation and a slightly creamy texture. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (357) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja (€ 3,20). Pours black with a ruby hue and a retaining tan head that leaves some nice lacing too. Nose is roasty-ashy malts, sweet nutty chocolate and some indistinct dark berries, cocoa. Taste is nicely balanced out between chocolaty sweet and roasty malts, with a hint of dry ashiness. Finishes with very modest bitterness that abruptly turns into a more roasty and malty effect. Palate smooth and soft, body medium plus, carbonation soft (I remember it being pricklier in the past). Too tired to contemplate on it more properly. Anyway I really like this one. Should maybe re-review next year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (528) - Osijek, CROATIA - OCT 30, 2014
0.5l bottle. Black color with beige head. Aroma is roasted barley and coffee. Taste is slightly bitter with roasted barley notes and some sweetness. Medium to full body and average carbonation. Overall it’s nice and tasty stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3976) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle at home picked up at Morrisons. Dark caramel brown with ruby red highlights, clear, with a lasting mid tan head. Good looking beer. Aroma is initially really nice fruit and nut choc, caramel, and nice fruity esters. Later a bit soapy, and some ashy roast. Flavour is composed of smooth roast, dried fruits, raisin and fig, hint of choc. Nice acrid roast in the finish. Palate is medium full body, with chalky carbonation. Tasty stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1788) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Pours brown color, lighlty beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel. Taste is bit smoked, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fajry (793) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
Fľaša. Čierna farba, pena veľmi rýchlo padla. Vôňa pražených sladov, kávy a tmavej čokolády. V chuti opäť pražené slady, jemne káva a karamel. Prázdne telo, osviežujúci koniec.

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