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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
"Dark - Rich - Smooth"
Pasteurised bottle containing: Water, malt, hops and co2.
Sometimes available in the cask.

hens' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hens (722) - Tallinn, Estonia, - JAN 29, 2013
0,5L bottle. Nice dark color with beautiful fluffy hat. Pleasurable caramel, cappucino malt aroma. Gentle fruit taste mixed smoky alder leaf. Little milky cheese palate and watery finish with gentle bitter. Very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kita (1544) - Koper, SLOVENIA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle, 0.50l. Pours almost black color with medium creamy light brown head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of roasted malt, leather, rubber and grass. Taste starts with mild sweet roasted malt, follows by licorice and chocolate with grassy note, while finish is mild bitter. Medium body, creamy texture and average carbonation in palate. Nice and smooth everyday stout...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Raistlin (200) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
Aroma is nice earthy nut roast, little coal, little milky. Mahogany brown coloured pour with a fading mid tan head. Flavor 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenJensen (1307) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
It has good aroma of hard roasted malt and chocolate. Foam is nice, but does not last as long. The taste is characterized by a little coffee, while the chocolate is its predominantly impression. Palate is delicate and persistent and the finish is dry. This is like an Irish Dry Stout with little slope to a chocolate stout. A little watery to taste, but all in total a delightful experience. Perhaps an oyster on the sidelines made it much better, but it must be an open question. The fact is that it is not an Oyster Stout, but, however, a good good dry stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (3725) - FINLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle. Black, tan head. Soft roasty, slight bready, dry chocolate nose. Light bodied, bit thin but quite ok for the abv. Dark malty, bread.

-- bb

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Krigla (136) - SLOVENIA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle, 0.5l. Dark brown-black colour topped with big, beige, creamy head which almost disappears in a minute but leaves some lacing on the glass. Low carbonation. Aroma or roasted malt and coffee. Taste of coffee, caramel with hints of chocolate. Lightly sweet with moderate bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall nice, smooth stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (2417) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 8, 2015
On tap at Cyprus. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma or roasted malt, some coffee, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, coffee, caramel, hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aragh (106) - POLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Pite na wyjeździe z butelki. W zapachu czekolada i paloność. W smaku łagodne, dominują nuty czekoladowe, w tle śliwki i owocowa kwaśność, goryczka jest minimalna, palona.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alexi91 (278) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: White Lion (Thornbury). Slightly salty hints with quickly dissipating taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (1789) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Not a real oyster stout, just random stout without any real character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (451) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
Can @ DØE. Appearance: pours clear dark brown/black with good beige creamy head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, caramel, chocolate and some coffee hints. palette medium roasted malty aroma, average carbonation, medium body, medium sweetness, balanced by an average bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice and smooth stout.

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