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.

mattraven's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattraven (8) - - DEC 21, 2012
500ml bottle from tesco’s pours with a tan head, bit of lacing aroma is not particularily strong, but pleasant, sort of generically stouty dark appearance, again stout by numbers, thinner than i had hoped for taste was pleasant and importantly i got some oyster through faintly. the stout elemant was not particularily groundbreaking, bit of malt bit too thin on the palate overall, this was pretty average, wasn’t expecting brilliance and it didn’t exceed expectations. would be nice with seafood

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
einherjar (28) - 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 (458) - 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 (782) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Danev76 (508) - 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 (406) - 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 (266) - 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?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lisowczyk (54) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Butelka 0,5l Piwo czarne, pod światło ładnie opalizujący rubin. Piana stosunkowo obfita, drobnoziarnista, o beżowej barwie, sztywna. Znaczy szkło i jest trwała. Wyglad to najlepsza część tego piwa. W aromacie marynowana mała, biała cebulka, przy czym nie ejst to aromat popsutego piwa. W smaku nuty palone, kawowe, posmak słonej wody i czegoś w stronę wspomnianej cebulki. Goryczka niska o palonym charakterze. Bardzo dziwne i niezbyt smaczne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nevalainen (85) - FINLAND - AUG 14, 2014
0,5 l can. Dark brown color, with tiny off white head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Sweet taste, lively carbonation at first but it disappears quickly and you get a bit watery feeling. Anyway, good beer, worth of drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fluxing (287) - POLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Warka 30.04.2015. Kolor czarny, minimalne refleksy pod swiatlo. Piana lekko brunatna, wysoka, ale szybko sie dziurawi i opada do cienkiej warstwy, calkiem niezle oblepia szklo. W aromacie melanoidyny, tyton, popiol, kawa, lekkie mleko i migdaly, lekki diacetyl, ogolnie aromat przyjemny, ale niestety niezbyt intensywny. W smaku bardzo podobne jak w zapachu, jednak pozbawione diacetylu, za to z lekka kwasnoscia i owocowymi estrami. Dodatkowo jest lekko slone, cos jak woda morska, moze to wlasnie te ostrygi. W odczuciu gladkie, jednak zbyt wytrawne, spodziewalem sie troche wiekszej pelni. Goryczka ledwie wyczuwalna, lekko ziolowa. Wysycenie niskie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GuideDogSaint (293) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
500ml bottle at home 3/8/14. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is burnt although more like a black beer. A little thin. Bitter finish.

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