Brewed by Marstons
Style: Stout
Burton-on-Trent, England


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"Dark - Rich - Smooth"
Pasteurised bottle containing: Water, malt, hops and co2.
Sometimes available in the cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8606) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Near black with a beige head. Aromas are earthy coal with raisins and cola. Some funky lemony notes with light coffee. Dark chocolate with dusty yeast. Flavours are cola with earthy coffee and metallic notes. Raisins with nutty cocoa and woody aspects. Some lemon, quite plummy. Not bad.
Earlier Rating: 3/13/2005 Total Score: 2.4
Black with a abeige bubbly head. Aromas are light, sweet roast coffee. Flavours are thin roast malts with some sweetness. Soda water on the palate with a Perrier type aftertaste. Its OK, but ultimately thin. And it doesn’t contain any oyster so it isn’t an "Oyster Stout".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
erling1000 (205) - - OCT 3, 2014
A black stout with high creamy dark brown head. Aroma is rich: coffee and chocolate. Taste is light bitter sweet. A good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3413) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2014
On keg at the Craft Beer Rising event at the Drygate brewery. It’s almost black in colour with a nice fawn head. There’s plenty of chocolate biscuit going on but I really have to search for that savoury/salty note that I’m expecting from the oysters. It’s debatable whether it’s there at all. The taste repeats the nose and there’s a creamy textured medium bodied structure to it. The finish is also agreeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1502) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Nice robust creamy beige head buv god damn evil blackness ,fucken owns the tulip. lactose and choc nose. Creamy,oaty,rich and dry roasted. A nice kinda relaxed and subdued stout
Earlier Rating: 11/21/2010 Total Score: 2
(pasteruised bottle.)Limp , thin , soulless gimicky Stout . Faint chocolate roast and coffee, with lots of h20. Its not even black , its dark ruby like .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (1126) - SPAIN - SEP 18, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, dulce, cacao.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (5039) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Normales Stout ohne grosse Hoehepunkte. Leicht im Kaffee, etwas Malz, ein paar Nuesse vielleicht. Kaum Saure zum Schluss - langweilig.
Earlier Rating: 9/23/2012 Total Score: 2.5
Bottle shared with McTapps. Went down very well. Easy drinkable but a bit watery with an easy chocolate aroma. Nothing special but not bad at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (5039) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons in Newport. The beer pours out in a deep black colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of roasted malt and torf. Taste of malt, roast, leaves, wood, torf and dark chocolate. Earthy. Not a bad beer, yet nothing special.
Earlier Rating: 9/23/2012 Total Score: 3
Bottle bought in last UK holiday and shared with MichaelBruch. Aroma of sweet coffee, rich and creamy texture with a very dark body and white head. Taste of sweetened espresso combined with bittersweet chocolate. Nice one, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2879) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons. Black with a fine tan crema. Plum, cocoa and ash on the nose. Dry, creamy, old leather, burnt-bitter and bitter-sweet. More ash and dry plum on the finish, reminiscent of a heavy and dry Schwarzbier.
Earlier Rating: 1/9/2011 Total Score: 3
50cl bottle pours near-black with a deep beige head, burnt malt on the nose along with roast coffee and a little burnt caramel. A little over-carbonated, but eventually the roast malt breaks through onto the palate along with notes of dark fruitcake. More burnt, bitter and coffee flavours in the aftertaste. Good, but too much fizz and not enough body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
einherjar (74) - CROATIA - SEP 12, 2014
Black with brown head. Aroma is toasted malt and caramel. Taste is coffee, chocolate with some finishing bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
artyom (598) - Osijek, CROATIA - SEP 11, 2014
0.5l bottle. Dark brown color with quickly disappearing brown head. Aroma is toasted malt and caramel. Taste is sweet with roasted notes. Medium body and average carbonation. Overall it’s average stout.

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