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


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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
"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 14/20
mR_fr0g (6542) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle picked up from Morrison’s Minehead. Aroma is nice earthy nut roast, little coal, little milky. Mahogany brown coloured pour with a fading mid tan head. Flavour is composed of mellow nutty roast, red berry, powdered choc, little tart red berry. Good balance. Palate is medium light, moderate carbonation. Little milky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1370) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
pours jet black. Has a light brine note with some toast. Fairly smooth and sports a fast profile. Not as aggressive as some other ones i’ve had but hey that also isn’t a bad thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Horo (162) - POLAND - MAY 29, 2015
bardzo dobry stout, w kolorze ciemny, goryczka dość wyczuwalna, nuty kawowe i czekoladowe, zgadzam się z czlowiekwiadro :D

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czlowiekwiadro (497) - POLAND - MAY 23, 2015
zapach dość delikatny, ale przyjemny. palone słody, kawa, kawa zbożowa, trochę śmietany. kolor czarny, głęboki, nieprzejrzysty. piana brązowa, średnio obfita, szybko opada, ale zostawia cienką, dość trwałą warstwę. w smaku pełny, ale nie słodki, palony, popiołowy. nuty kawy i palonego jęczmienia i przypalonego karmelu. goryczka stosunkowo wysoka, głównie palona, z ziołowymi akcentami, długa, przyjemna. ma lekko metaliczny posmak, ale nie jest to wada. nasycenie zdecydowanie wysokie, może nawet zbyt wysokie. bardzo dobry stout, choć z oyster stoutem nic wspólnego nie ma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eveningdrinks (8) - - MAY 21, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Fruity-caramel aroma, Appearance is very dark, almost black, with little quickly dissipating light brown foam. Tastes of chocolate,caramel, easy to drink, smooth, kind of watery but the flavours still remain clearly expressed and leave a nice mildly bitter aftertaste. Liked it a lot, easy to drink, satisfying flavours, I recommend it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
triskaideka (265) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2015
Draught pint - pours dark brown/black with minimal head - very low carbonation. Minimal aroma, taste of malt,some coffe/chocolate notes. Probably not well kept (hotel bar) - disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3357) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2015
500 ml brown bottle with a BB date stamp of 31 Jan 2016. The body is essentially black and opaque, but the brew is actually clear and one can see ruby highlights in the light. The head is small and weak for style. Feel: very smooth, near full body with very well set medium carbonation. Appropriately mild but very satisfying flavor and aroma. Lightly sweet aroma and very mildly bitter taste. Mild aftertaste. O: recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (801) - SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2015
Bottle as Marstons Stout from Morrison’s. Opaque black beer with a thin bubbly head. Smell is dry and malty. Flavour is what you’d expect from a solid if thoroughly unspectacular stout. Dry malt, a bit of fruit and chocolate. Slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mackeon (163) - - APR 23, 2015
Very decent stout, though the head is a bit thin and the malt has a slight taste of being burned. The brewer seems to imply that this is a beer suitable to drink with oysters, but that is not at all what makes a stout an oyster stout: it’s the oyster shells that were used to clarify the beer. They were cheaper than, say, isinglass, because oysters used to be a poor man’s food and mountains of shells were readily available. No oysters were used in this one, probably. The label is nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnandDenise (17) - Runcorn, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Smooth and velvety. Lacking a bit of body, but has a good hoppy taste which gives it some depth.

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