Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1026   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles at the Brewery Tap and in the USA. Also available filtered and pasteurised in nitro-kegs at The Brewery Tap.
Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
A beautifully hand crafted beer with an exceptionally smooth palette and a fruity aroma. A dark, ruby-coloured stout, almost black from a distance, with a beautiful creamy head. Fuggles and Goldings hops. 20% Slovenian Goldings added 10 minutes befofe end of boil.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (1219) - BELARUS - FEB 14, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2015 Almost black, one finger thick creamy head. Aroma of roast acids, port wine and coffee. Medium body. The taste is dry with notes of coffee, chocolate, some earth. a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3803) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
16.9oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and sweetness. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (8870) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Keg at the riverside. Opaque black coloured pour with a steadfast creamy head. Aroma is soft roast, choc and light berry. Palate is smooth and somewhat creamy. Flavour is milky choc, lactose sugar, soft roast. OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9932) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"i’m grading this half way between what i’d give the bottle (better) and the can (worse). the flavor is nice, but like a Guiness, when it’s on nitro, it’s too unassuming. kinda boring, but smooth. the flavor comes out a little more in the bottle. the double chocolate, on the other hand, is better in the can...and better period."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4429) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Typical representative of the oatmeal stout style revived by Samuel Smith in the seventies. Loose, irregular, yellowish beige head, colour near black with reddish hue, clear. Strong malty aroma, roasted grains, caramel, coffee, toasted bread, dried plums, candied dates, raisins, subtle spicy hops. Mellow, creamy and velvety palate, very soft, fruity with a gentle, not too sharp roasted bitterness, dryish but not so much as an actual dry stout, long finish with elegant spicy hoppiness, subtle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (1181) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 13, 2014
11/7/14 Keg on tap at Moscow Airport, TGI Fridays. Labelled as Youngs London stout 5.2%. Almost black with a creamy white head. Aroma of chocolate and burnt malt. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8898) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted and sweet malts, chocolate, decent flavor, mild bitterness with good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
Backlog. On tap at Green Lion Inn. Subtle with the regular hints of coffee and chocolate. A fine beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsurkan_sergey (68) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - DEC 19, 2013
Draught, Celtic Dolmen - Irish pub in Novosibirsk. Color - dark brown, almost black, is opaque. Foam - abundant, delicate cream ( light beige ) color, fine-grained, dense and very resistant, stick to the walls of the glass. Aroma - cocoa beans, chocolate, coffee and light refreshments grassy notes. Body is not very dense, carbonation is weak, soft carbonation. The taste is very mild, delicate, all the classic ingredients for stout - light black patent malt, dark chocolate, coffee. The aftertaste is long, coffee- burning, somewhat dry. No bitterness and kislosti sweets also virtually none. Taste reminded me Youngs Double Chocolate Stout. Now I am puzzled - how to make a comparative tasting. Understand what is the difference. Just gorgeous Stout! Highly recommended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xo4upoku6at (10) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 30, 2013
coffee, chocolate, wonderful for a autumn evening. rich taste. makes u feel cozy

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