Brewed by Sadlerís
Style: Foreign Stout
Lye, England


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Cask and bottle conditioned; Regular.
Brewed with raw cocoa, vanilla pods, flaked oats, wheat and a complex blend of beautifully dark malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Connor66 (73) - - DEC 14, 2013
I love this beer, it is all I want deep black colour is matched by itís taste and smell. The head vanishes quick but thatís of little consequence. Bought a number of these from B&M hope they get some more in

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vapootha21 (2) - worcester, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2008 does not count
A world class stout, i real suprise find! i shall hunt this stout down. top notch

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
A good full bodied, creamy stout. A touch sweet and boozy. A delicious offering of dried fruit, chocolate and molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Badger85 (5) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
Very nice stout. Chocolate, vanilla and oats. Tasty. Had it on from the cask. Creamy head with a rich chocolate Hit. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoestring (360) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 If a beer looks better then ive yet to see it. Black black black with slightest ruby tinge when held against light. Thick chocolate with faint vanilla cream in mouth. Impressive. Not too much aroma. Head thick for couple of minutes then slight lacing..thinner in mouth than expected from look and the abv. Nice one. Oily feel left in mouth. Cracker

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown, with cm thick tan head. Aroma: Chocolate, note of dried fruit/malt loaf, treacle and liquorice. Taste: Medium sourness, low/medium bitter and sweetness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, prickly carbonation, abrupt liquorice, dried fruit (prune), malty finish, with a slight sourness. Comments: Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle b+m. Black red colour tan head. Aroma is chocolate. Taste is v nice sweet chocolate coffee bitterness. Good body low carbonation. A very good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1156) - SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle, B&M. Another surprise find in B&M, lovely dark colour, thin head but lasts well. Good fresh malty nose, not as complex as Iíd expected. Lovely, well balanced palate, smooth and malty but with lots going on in the background, the finish is long lasting. Lovely brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerViking (4205) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle from B&M. Deep dark brown with a lacing head. Cocoa, vanilla and a touch of old wine on the nose. Rich and chocolatey, slightly sweet and plummy, and with a burnt-bitter edge. An excellent modern twist on a classic 19th century English Stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattyDTD (2) - Ormskirk, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016 does not count
Pour - Pours a very dark brown almost black appearence, 1 finger head which decipates withing a minute or so. Aroma - Rather boozy for a 6.6% beer compared to others but that smell is carried by dark roasted malts accompanied by dark coffee notes with vanilla on the back end. Taste - Creamy, Frui and nut chocolate, vanilla pod finished with the malts that stick to the roof of your mouth. Overall - Probably the best stout ive tried. Has everything a stout lover wants. Big bold flavours and smells. A heavy stout that sticks to your mouth and dances on your tongue. If only it had the guinness type head it would be perfect. 10/10

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50