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Brewed by Wagtail
Style: Stout
Attleborough, England

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle conditioned; Regular. Previoulsy available in cask.
The Black Shuck has roamed East Anglia since Viking times, regular sightings of this red eyed dog help keep the legend alive.Brewed using Branthills legendary malt. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle at home ... Thanks to FIn for pointing me at this one ... Deep solid black with short lived head ... roast coffee with hint of tobacco ... Ohh bitter roast coffee malts ... bit too bitter for me ... Very solid stout ... behind the bitterness is lots of smooth roast malts ... good body ... and a simple but rounded stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7484) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle picked up from the Dodgií Delií, Cowley Road, Oxford, 13-03-08 Very dark brown pour with a small tan head. Wonderful aroma, Loz pointed out that there was rolling tobacco how right she was it smelt quite sublime and I donít even smoke and never had done, there were also some gentle woody notes. The taste is simplicity itself wonderful gentle roasted flavourís nice coffee touches, this isnít laden down with sweet malts, it just tastes very good, down to earth proper stout. Iím sure this sort of stout is very much in keeping with how stouts used to be, itís simple, honest and bloody marvellous.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Bottle.As Black Shuck.Black as the elusive sh-a-a-a-dow with a small head,smells smokey dark and deep,taste is similar with some bitterness,dark chocolate,tobacco,wood and coal fire smoke.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4836) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2008
Bottle, branded Black Shuck Stout. Very dark, almost completely black with a small, beige, creamy head. Smokey coffee aroma, vague meat note, quite uncompromising. Full smokey flavours with hints of coffee. Despite some malty sweetness, this is a rough and honest manís beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1758) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle from the Little Beer Shop. Pours a thick black with a medium sized but dense looking beige head that scatters along the wall of the glass. Fairly upfront aromas, this stout boasts a smoky quality also with coffee and dark chocolate alongside roasted malt notes and perhaps the slighted hint of raisin. Full flavours from the beginning; the roasted malt comes through in the flavour, as does some of the coffee element, with an ocassional sweetness from somewhere. The bitterness is rather pronounced and thereís good hoppy finish, even if a touch short. Quite thick and smooth on the palate - this stout goes down very nicely indeed. Gorgeous, and local to boot!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2007
500ml bottle from BeersOfEurope. O yes! From first sip this is splendid. A good, thick nourishing stout, smooth and velvety, yet full of life and rough edges. packed with roasty flavour - good dark bitterness and thrilling smooth sweetness. A harmony of flavours poised and balanced like a clean shaved ballerina posing on a tightrope. There is nothing wrong with this. Full bodied, dark, lactic notes adding sparkle and interest. Mmmm. Best bloody stout Iíve had in a long, long time - probably since Swale Oyster Stout. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8729) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2007
Bottled. A black coloured stout with a decent but short-lived tan coloured head. The aroma is very burnt and smoky, oily and fishy. A very roasted, burnt flavour with good coffee notes. A very good Stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8102) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2007
Bottle conditioned. Black with a small beige head. Aromas are smoky, oaty roast malts with hints of winter fruit. Flavours are sweet roast coffee with smoky peat. Quite earthy with plain chocolate bitterness. Hoppy, floral and some metal on the finish. A decent bottled beer.


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