Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
First brewed in the late 19th Century, this is a dark, ruby coloured stout with a beautiful creamy head.

Jamedra's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamedra (722) - Hostivice, - JUN 23, 2013
Láhev 500 ml. Chlebové aroma doprovázené kávou a hořkou čokoládou. Pěna je krémově hnědá, extra vysoká a držící, krásně příjemná na rtech. Barva samotného piva je temně černá proti světlu téměř neprůsvitná kalená rudá. Chuťově je pivo znát po třešních v čokoládě, doprovázené bílou slazenou kávou, celkově je pivo jen lehce hořké opravdu příjemně se pije. Jedná se o velmi kvalitní stout, který dělá opravdu dobrý, celkový dojem.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (2448) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
Beutiful creamy brown head. Dark roasted malt aroma with much coffey. Big malty taste that is well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (10182) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
Bouteille: Very deep ruby-amber coloured, mid-sized and very slowly collapsing loose tanned head; sweetish coffeeish fruity and toasty nose with a light dry ashy Background; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied and pretty smooth;ashes, bitter chocolate and cacao in the drier vinous-fruity finish, accompanied by a very delicate acidity. Nice stuff...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9448) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
(bottle) Black coloured hue with a beige and firm mid-sized foamy head. Moderately roasty and slightly earthy malty aroma with notes of liquorice, dark chocolate and traces of cocos. Roasty bitter and slightly sweet flavour, rather light bodied with a soft carbonation. Slim roasty malty start with notes of liquorice, cacao, crusty oat bread and shades of vanilla; a tad slim roasty malty finish. Could have had a bit more body. 15.VIII.14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (17284) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit leicht rötlichem Schimmer, ordentliche bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Kaffee und Schokolade. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, erdig, trocken schokoladig, Kaffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2014
bottle, from base camp in prague. pretty simple stuff - almost black, quite flat, aroma of coffee and caramel, lightly dry, low on flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (6530) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2014
500ml bottle. Dark brown colour with small to average, thick, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Dark malty aroma with a roasty touch, hints of chocolate, instant coffee, coffee surrogate, sugary hints of artificiality. Taste is roasty dark malty, hints of cold coffee, instant coffee, a herbal/spicy touch of chicory, coffee surrogate, coffee-bitterness. Unsatisfactory, encourages to reconsider one’s criteria about artificiality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5734) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at home, Oulu. Originally rated 25022012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (5018) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Aroma mostly roasted, cocoa, coffee, light chocolate. Almost black colour, brown head. Taste is lightly burnt, cocoa, coffee. Overall mostly roasted. Mouthfeel is quite smooth. Too roasted for my taste. Really dry, lack of sweet balance. Otherwise fine stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (1544) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Flasa. Cierna tamva farba, krasna kremova a husta pena. Vona horka cokolada, kakao, kava. V chuti prazdne telo, horka cokolada, kapucino, prazene slady. Velmi pitny stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7817) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle kindly donated by fajry, many thanks. Very dark brown color with huge beige head. Roasted malt, coffee in aroma. Coffee, dark chocolate in taste together with licorice, dark fruits. Good.

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