Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Stout
London, England


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RATINGS: 514   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (410) - 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 (563) - 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 (4156) - 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 (1892) - 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 (830) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gbgbrouge (200) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
Poured from bottle with small creamy head. Aroma faint coffee and dark toast. Taste bitter and with notes of coffee and heavily roasted dark bread. Not much of a body to follow up the initial taste but a slightly rewarding bitterness in the finish. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 500ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: Beautiful beer, First of all. Beautiful Fuller’s bottle art desing with a gray label and a classic brit black cab on it. Pours a deep brown almost black color forming a solid medium thin bubbled tan head. Medium retention and lots of lacings left in the glasd S: Classic roasted malts dry stout in the nose. Smells like an Oreo biscuit. A bit fruity and a bit sweet too T: Follows the nose. Upfront is slightly sweet and very roasted. Quite lactic. Notes of dark fruits. On overall, a very dry taste with a quite dry bitter end which is, at the same time, expected from the style M: Quite creamy body for a 4.5 ABV beer. Good carbonation to a dry stout. Roasted bitter aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Lovely British Stout [ BA Review @ 3/26/2013 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (417) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Draft. Nice Black pour with a finger of creamy beige head.Roasted malt aroma, some coffee. Taste has a bit more bitter dark chocolate in it, molasses as well. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
g_georgiou (322) - CYPRUS - OCT 4, 2014
Dark brown body with a light brown head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, licorice. Taste is medium sweet with medium bitterness. Burned roasty aftertaste. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons, Bracknell. Poured black, with a large beige head, which dissipated quite rapidly. Aroma was fairly light for a stout; some roasted malt, liquorice and molasses. Light coffee flavour, with vanilla and dark fruit. Mouth feel was medium to full. Finish was burnt malt, fruitcake and espresso.

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