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Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle: Filtered.
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.


LarsEngen's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LarsEngen (346) - Sandvika, - MAY 10, 2013
50cl bottle from Prammen, Sandvika. Pours black with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma of chocolate malts with some notes of cocoa. Flavour is cocoa and coffee. Low carbonation, medium bitterness, light body.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bosta (99) - SLOVENIA - APR 23, 2014
Pours clear almost black with a nice thick creamy beige head. Aroma of toasted malts and coffee and a hint of sweetness. Taste is similar, heavy toasted, full of coffee at the start and astringent finish. Oily texture, soft carbonation and long dry aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daje (1907) - NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown body with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, prunes, cocoa. Taste of instant coffee, earthy hops, nice bitterness, taste is good, just not big enough, I want it more defined.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (145) - ITALY - APR 19, 2014
Black with a beautiful thick creamy beige head. Usual stout aroma of toasted malts with some sweet fruitiness and coffee, similar taste, very toasted and slightly bitter. Long dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1389) - South Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2014
500 ml bottle with a B date of 6 Jan. 2014. Clear, very dark red-brown; opaque in the pint glass. Aroma: fine but faint. Feel: Medium body; medium+ (slightly too high?) carbonation. Flavor: mild and light up front; some richness, mainly from dark malts, in the finish and aftertaste. A hint of coffee. O: do not serve too cold: a richer and more complex flavor unfolds at warmer temps.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
Block sized beige head dark pour medium strong carbonation aromas nut caramel roast coffee grain malt the flavours rich chocolate roast coffee note grain malt caramel nut taste medium bitter body for this type of stout is good strong rich tastes rich chocolate very good the finish grain touch roast rich malts good lasting bitter good stout

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1761) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
Great quaffing stout. Dryish but not enough to make it a dry stout, medium levels of roasted flavor and malt, thin body but it works as it is a session ale. Good, nice minerals too. Serving: Bottle

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lambister (183) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from local Citymarket. Pitch black color, medium brown foamy head with thick lacing. Aromas of mild roasted malts, some nuts. Nice toasted and burnt oak notes. Flavors are similar to aromas. Bitter ending with pleasant entity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (1950) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Has that unique Fullers sweetness I’ve come to expect with their beers. Roasty, sweet and tasty. A really enjoyable stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
Tiefschwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack röstmalzig trocken nach Kaffee, leicht würzig und herb.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tsekouratos (116) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - APR 5, 2014
500 ml bottle. Dark ruby color with a thin beige head. Aromas of roasted and dark chocolates. Taste of roasted mostly. Very dry aftertaste. Light to medium body with low carbonation.


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