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

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common

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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Dark - Rich - Smooth"
Pasteurised bottle containing: Water, malt, hops and co2.
Sometimes available in the cask.


Scipio's rating

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Scipio (720) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours a very deep brown, perhaps its black, with a thin tan head. Aroma doesn’t really jump out at you. I get toffee, a little coffee, a little bit of licorice, and raisin. The taste at first impression really has a metallic quality to it. Moving on, it has a roasted maltiness overall, bready, mild toffee, and slight qualities of licorice. Aftertaste is very bready. Light in body, with a very thin texture, and lacking in carbonation. I am not a fan of this one.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kambei70 (680) - - DEC 26, 2014
Low medium brown head, black-brown-black body. Roasted malts, floral hops in a tart cream way, hints of chocolate, coffee and iron to the nose. Roasted malts, sweet-salty liquorice, coffee notes, grassy hops, dry black chocolate to the tongue. Palate; slightly dry n creamy, moreish, smooth carbonation, good. Aftertaste with dry dark chocolate and roasted malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1463) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Black with brown head. Aroma is toasted malt and caramel. Taste is coffee, chocolate with some finishing bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
sbron (237) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Dark colour. Brown head. First impression : real stout. Coffee, chocolate, bubble, watery. Disappointed about the aftertaste.. none tasted. .

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VamboladeTolly (252) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle @ Big Ben Pub Tartu. Pours deep brown with medium brownish head. Aroma of roasted malts with light notes of chocolate. Taste of rasted malts, chocolate, hints of coffee.Good beer to drink in the bar but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dzhigga (147) - Kirov, RUSSIA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Almost black color with fluffy fast-disappearing head. Aroma of milk chocolate and fruits. Taste is light sweet, light sour and a little bit bitter. Watery, not rich as it said on the bottle. Aftertaste with some bitterness, but expected more. OK beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (361) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle sample. Clear deep brown with medium brownish head. Aroma of milk chocolate, light coffee notes, some roasted malt, biscuity. Mild flavor of roasted malt, milk chocolate, coffee notes, moderate sweetness and light bitter finish, a bit watery. Light carbonation, light to medium-bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vells (758) - Riga, LATVIA - NOV 15, 2014
Smooth – yes, rich – no way. Light roasted malt background, some choco. Feels bit too thin. Quite sweet with very light bitterness. Decent drinkable dark brew, but nothing to remember

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Melnis (213) - LATVIA - NOV 14, 2014
Not so bad, expectations over-exceeded by 1cm :D Typical stout with bit oyster (I suppose) aroma, very weak. Decent stout and malt flavor. drinkable

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chopper925 (202) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. Clear but pitch black-brown color, nearly no head. Nose is full of roasty aromas, dominant chocolate. Taste is dominant sour, decent sweetness and light bitter. Thin mouthfeel and very flat carbonation. Aftertaste is some bready, malty notes, but no chocolate.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stout4stout (20) - neath, WALES - OCT 30, 2014
Disappointing. If I’d bought this as a dark ale I might have enjoyed it a little more - as a ’Stout’ beer it was a let down. Watery, insubstantial, low on flavour. Pretty much the worst stout about?


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