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Brewed by Fullerís
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.


thomat's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2200) - GŲteborg, - JAN 23, 2013
Dark brown with a small off white head. Malty and fruity notes. Malt, fruit, caramel, licorice and coffee. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lucianovitor (3) - - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
Cerveja com um amargor forte, encorpada, notas de tabaco e um tanto defumada. Cor negra espetacular, indicada para acompanhamentos mais suaves.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1506) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some light tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, slightly roasted.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Some sweetness. Nice.
Bought: Tesco (London), 500 ml
Info: 19/1-2015, BB: 28/11-2015

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1016) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Pours black with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted and toasted malt, liquorice, and a little chocolate - with a slightly dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
On tap at Monks table. Black with some off white head. Smooth drinker. Some creaminess. Some roastimess.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stout94 (4) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
Nice combination of chocolate malts and a deep traditional stout flavour. Black body with a creamy head. Thick and creamy in the mouth. Tastes sweeter than most beers. Lovely bottled beer, reasonable strength stout. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatthijsE (879) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours very dark brown with a beige head, malt and coffee aroma, taste is light sweet roast malt and then light bitter coffee, has a dry finish, very nice stout

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (896) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. Black with beige head and lots of lacing. Licorice, roasted grains, ash, light toasted nuts, rye bread, mineral water. Quite dry, very light sweetness but mostly bitter with vegetal bitter finish. Light bodied and slight watery feel. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregus (331) - Krakůw, POLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Butelka; piana bujna, beżowa.barwa brunatna, Aromat, ciemnych słodůw, karmelu, mleczny, orzechowy, czekolady. W smaku czekolada, ciemne słody. Lekko kwaśne. Goryczka średnia, palona.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1042) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2015
From a 500ml bottle on 6/1/2015. Pours not far off black with quite a big tan head. The nose is quite strong with lots of toasty malt and berries. The berries have an even stronger influence in the flavour, with the tart/sour holding sway over the sweetness. Thereís lots of nutty, toasty, roasty, woody, treacle, licorice and other dark fruit flavours in the mix as well. The bitterness is quite pronounced, very dry and lingers long. Has quite a light body and average to lively carbonation. This is a flavoursome and complex stout and I can see why it would have a lot of fans. But for mine, itís just a little too dry and could use a touch more sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2062) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2015
500ml Bottle bbMAY15, Maruhn [Xmas BS]. Translucent filter coffee watery brown, more like a (pasteurised) porter, met by modest cold filter coffee aroma, announcing some berry sourness which fully enters in taste: dark cocoa powder, ash of quality wood, thin wafer caramel, effervescent bourbon vanilla. Leafy hop tea bitterness comes through in the end quite confidently, zipping up the cold coffee for an easy quaffer. Makes sense and achieves quite a lot for its 4,5%.


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