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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 771   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2010
Bottle at home. Normal black stout colour, perhaps a little gassy. Rather pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2010
A - Maulty, with toasted caramel notes A - Dark brown with cream coloured nonlasting head T - Smokey, with a slightly bitter finish P - Fill bodied, but the carbonation is a bit harsh for me O - Definitly a good beer. I drank it at a bit too cold of a temperature, so I must rateit again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithilorn (275) - Covilh„, PORTUGAL - DEC 27, 2009
Black body and light brown head. Roasty malt, mocha and some toffee aroma. Not too bitter like another stouts, but some sweet in the flavor. A good beer for lovers of sweet drink and people who donít likes very much stouts.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2009
Deep and rich smelling, though it doesnít actually smell like oysters like I thought it might. I know, I know, that sounds silly, but you never know. Heavy malts and just a hind of alcohol, though at 4.5% that seems off a bit. Great head on pour, well laced galss of malt oil. Perfect, Iíll probly remember I had a stout tomorrow sometime... Taste is very smooth, starts slowly and builds to a head just as the bubbles are nicely warming the tounge. end and aftertaste are dull after the initial flavour. Definately some burntness in the smell after a few more sips. Its a bit watery for a stout but I can see how that would lend it to matching shellfish. Too bad I donít have any :(

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (2115) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2009
500ml bottle. BB 05Mar10 Pours a near-opaque black body with reasonably thick tan foam that hangs around. Not alot on the nose. Bit of liquorice and meaty roasty notes. Quite low carbonation, lean body, oily with a moderate dry roastiness, bit on the tame side. Roasty nuts and meat on the body. Bit of tar, dark chocolate and spice, mild dark fruits towards a medium dry finish. Lingering bready note. Easy drinking sort of stout, not alot to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
guzluka (7) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009 does not count
chocolate, roasty, earthy, black, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, medium body, thin feel, lively, bitter,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (6417) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2011 02.11.2009. 50cl bottle, local store. Dark in color, creamy beige head. roasted malt aroma, coffee,and caramel flavor, smooth. 6-3-6-3-12 Rerate 26.3.2011. Poured dark brown color with a tan head. Some roastedness in aroma, also chocolate and fruity notes. Flavor is caramel and roasted malt and hops. Bit thin, somewhat dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickuk (2) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009 does not count
Bottled. Easy drinking stout with chocolate malt sweetness and coffee notes, though a bit thin for its 4.5% strength.Lacks the roasted barley bitterness expected from a stout and its really more like a strong mild or porter. This used to be bottle conditioned a few years ago and I seem to remember it being tastier then. Still, I could happily drink this all evening, and its considerably better than Guiness!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5903) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2009
500 ml bottle. Dark brown, almost black body with a nice, dense beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, mocha and coffee. Flavor is slightly roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, fruity and a decent bitterness. Medium body, actually surprisingly light considering lots of flavors. Nice balance between sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle, Morrisons, Carlisle. Genuinely thought Iíd already rated this as Iíve drunk my fair share of it over the last few years. This is just a lovely smooth beer. Nice sweet caramel, the roast flavour is subtle and not overpowering. The aftertaste is deliciously sweet, yet just smoky and fruity enough to give plenty of flavour on the back of the throat. Fine rich tan coloured head makes it a pleasure to look at. At 4 for £5.50 itís a beer I can afford to drink all night and one I would certainly want to.

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