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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Foreign Stout
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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Double Stout is the second in the series, brewed to a recipe from 4th August 1893 Ė a time when ístoutí meant ístrongí. Its signature ingredient is Plumage Archer barley, carefully malted and kilned using 19th Century methods. Dark, brown and creamy this beer is brewed to 7.4% ABV and balances a rich fruity aroma with smoky, bittersweet chocolate notes.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, - JUN 16, 2012
pours black with large tanned head. aroma is sweet, chocolate, raisins and brown sugar. taste is smooth, with a smoky bitter-sweet quality. its primarily chocolate and a deep earthiness. not the most complex of flavours, but its very rich and satisfying. an excellent drink.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darn_it (15) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
When I tried this beer I fell in love. But that was a long long time ago. I raved about the hop quality that made this brew unique. Looking at it now it probably needed to be aged. English hop character in a stout is very nice though and if I can ever get my hands on an english hopped black ipa this beer will at least give me hope for it working out. I am going to rate this from memory as it is no longer available and for what I would give it now instead of the 10/10 i would have given it before trying some of the worlds best beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theSlipperyPen (235) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Black as pitch with a short espresso-like head. Nose is of molasses and soy sauce and a gentle whack of chocolate, coffee and ash. Lovely creamy mouthfeel with upfront soft liquorice and dried figs. The malts are definitely chocolate heavy and combine with the bitterness into a vinous style quite like port. At the end it resolves into leather and a hint of tobacco. A fine beer and a delight to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Bottled 22/02/14. A black beer with barely any head. A slick salty strong stout. Oily notes. Bags of coffee and chocolate flavours. Very nice to drink. A really lovely flavour profile. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1104) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Pours black with some carbonation and low latte brown head Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, tar, hints of dark fruits Taste has dark chocolate, tar, coffee, hints of caramel Nice mouthfeel, medium bodied with low to medium bitter ending ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle - BBE date Apr 2014; Drank Oct 2013 - BCA; sedimented. Very Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots of bitter dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee, toffee, lots of smoke, tar. Fruity; dried dark fruits, raisins. Hoppy; earthy and spicy peppery hops. Creamy and rich; full bodied. Good malt/fruit/hop balance. Sweet-bitter roasty smokey malty with lots of chocolate throughout; dry finish. Lovely Foreign Stout!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MagnusTjader (75) - MullsjŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2014
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (608) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Aroma: coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Appearance: black, small brown head. Taste: light sweet, some bitterness. Palate: light bitterness getting quite strong, medium to long dry finish. Overall: nice Foreign Stout, maybe slightly on the bitter side. Bottle from Kris Wines, London.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rand (1220) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle 500 ml from La Cave du Haut Jura - St Laurent-en-Grandvaux (F). Black beer with average tan head. Torrefied aromas, chocolate-coffee, licorice, tobacco and leather. The taste is roasted but soft with the same note as in aroma. Silky and smooth texture. Notes of toffy-licorice, earth, rusk, complex torrefaction and smoke point. Dry, bitterness of hops and roasting melted, pleasurable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wihlan (131) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2014
Helt okej! Inte den bästa struten jag druckit. Långt ifrån Fullers vanliga kvalitet. Besviken på doften smaken däremot var bra. Mycket brända toner kan förnimma mig om lite lakrits med. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (1070) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
Heavy alcohol aroma with some chocolate. No alcohol taste but a good taste of coffee, chocolate and easy laktris. The aftertaste is of good coffee flavor that fills the mouth a long time. Excellent beer! Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.


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