Brewed by Whitstable
Style: Stout
Maidstone, England


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle: Filtered. Cask: Unfiltered.
Rich, dry, chocolate and mocha flavours. This is great chilled and served with oysters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2009
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to pitch black with a small tan head. Roasted, slight burned and bredish aroma. Smoked and roasted malt flavoured with a light bitterness coming through. Lasting smoked and dry flavoured into the far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2008
Cask at the White Horse Parsons Green. Full flavoured stout, lots of smoke, rather sweet, but the finish is dry. Interesting, but a bit too much burned/smoky malt to give total balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1947) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2008
33cl bottle. A pitch black stout with a foamy, medium-sized beige head that dissipates reasonably quickly leaving a thin layer of carbonation. Aromas of roasted malts, plenty of sweet milk chocolate and a certain degree of perfume. The flavours are based around dark chocolates, coffee and a thick toffee maltiness. The finish produces a dry, lasting smokiness as well as some chocolate and more subtle perfuminess in the aftertaste. A dry body with a thickish, soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9843) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
Cask, Newark Fest 08. Black with a beige head. Aromas are dry and earthy with coffee. Flavours are sweet, earthy coffee with some chocolate. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2008
Cask handpull at The King & Queen, East Malling. Good fullness, richness in the mouth, hinting at the richness of oysters. Sharpness on finish. bit too much burnt malt maybe, but actually a very good half. Maybe even a bit too rich for me. Tasty and well put together. Some blackberry fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2008
Rate from May ’07.
Bottle from Uto. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Light roasted malts, cocoa and some coffee in the aroma and taste. The roasted malts are nice, but it’s lacking in taste elsewhere. Not very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5655) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2008
On cask at Market Porter, London. Very plain flavour, then kicks into high-gear with full on oyster taste. Tart. Ends smooth and creamy, reminiscent of vanilla ice cream. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2007
330ml bottle from Waitrose, Hythe. Black with a milk chocolate head; intense aroma of bitter chocolate and coffee; thick and oily and intesely bitter chocolate flavour; dry finish with some underlying sweetness. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2007
Another good drop from the Whitstable Brewery. I thought this had that chocolate-coffeeness that makes a good stout and had a nice bitter taste too. Very smooth and palatable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2007
June 2007Filtered 330ml bottle Well, to put it simply, this is ordinary stuff. This is not the bottle conditioned Swale brewery glory. This is a stout sure enough - nice flavours, sure enough. But that edge, that freshness, that glory, is missing. The flavours are muted, thin, metallic. Some watery chocolate. Some indifferent roast. Artificial carbonation buzzing away. Blah! Not the same beer at all.

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