Brewed by Marstons (Marstons plc)
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (4923) - 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 (4924) - 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 (2824) - 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 (69) - 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 (594) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1104) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Black in colour with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, slightly roasted. Weak body, licorice, thick mouthfeel, finishes with a slight bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2557) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle from morrisons. Black beer with large head. Aroma of lactose and sourroasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, ash, sourish and a little chocolate. A little creamy. Ok beer.
Earlier Rating: 11/8/2012 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle. Almost black. Little aroma of roasted malts. taste is a mix of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts, all in small quantities. Never had oysters so wouldn’t know what they taste like, however I can taste any shell fish in here. I think the romans used to put oysters in their beer, but then they were mad for them. I am mad for a stronger tasting stout, this isn’t it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Not much to note on the nose, mild. Jet black colour with small head. Bitter coffee up front with a smooth very creamy chocolate nougat finish. Medium creamy body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (624) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle - pours deep ruby red with a sizeable brown bubbly head which soon fades to a ring. Weak lacing. Aroma of vanilla, light roasted malts and some cocoa. Taste of soil, vanilla, cocoa, some sweet malts which is then followed by bitter coffee to finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Fairly average stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilverfoX (515) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
A pretty boring fizzy stout really that doesnt contain any oysters, that leaves a coffee aftertaste. please could you mr marstons not add some oysters?

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