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Brewed by Whitstable
Style: Stout
Maidstone, England

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle: Filtered. Cask: Unfiltered.
Rich, dry, chocolate and mocha flavours. This is great chilled and served with oysters.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Papastone (1) - - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
first taste was in george & dragon swanscombe came as recommendation from the bar man, very nice pitch black stout, great smell and really tasty, to my mind exactly how a stout should be! Want more!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10467) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Kent Beer Fest, Canterbury. Black with cream head. Rich chocolatey flavours with a darkly roasted body, plenty of fruity notes, with coffee and a salty background. Really very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2266) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Black. Light tan head. Lacing is present. It sticks to side of glass. Coffee. Roasted grains. Sweet-jesusness. Roasted coffee, mixed with a bit of sweetness. Probably the Jesus. Very good flavor. Velvety. Bit of a bitterness from the roastedness lingers. But is expected. Very good beer. Although a bit dry, it is labeled as a style that is such. For the style it is very much the example. And very good on it’s own.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19659) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2006
[Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm] Very black with small beige head. Dry with light body and soft mouthfeel. Lightly salty and discretely flavourful. There’s roasty malt and tobacco. The hop rate is fairly low, so the lightly salty finish has less than medium bitterness. An excellently balanced session stout. The antipode to US microbrews.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
this gets the big 10/10 for aroma, it’s great, MJ says tar but i don’t agree otherwise i would have been licking the roof of our family shed! surprisingly light body went well with the movie i was watching....possibly the worst James Bond movie ever...A view to a kill....very light stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14688) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2009
Cask at GBBF 09 ... deep black ... chocolate malt nose ... sweet roasty malts ... little toffee ... little dry

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2012
On cask at The Live and Let Live. Pours a very dark brown colour with a decent light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Quite dry to finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1766) - Northern Beaches, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2006
Cask@Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Dark ruby red colour, brown mediumsized head. Aroma roasted malts as well as coffee. Smoked and roasted flavour with sweet toffeeish hints. Some chocolate also noteable, but no coffee at all in the flavour. Tnx to omhper, for recomending this before leaving for the OMH-rating session.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoser (368) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2007
Definitely one of the most interesting labels I ever seen. Bought this at Toppers in Helana Montana and drank this in the car driving to Vegas. Rich with a bit of sourness and an interesting beer I would like to revisit some day. Page 448 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 241 of his Classic 500 Brews to go.


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