Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1020   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2011
Black color with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Tastes: roasted malt, coffee. Dry and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2011
On tap. Pours black with a steady head, looks pretty much like a guinness. Chocolate malts, lightly roasted coffee beans and slight oatmeal flavours. A little thin in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mad_Ferret (838) - SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2011
Tap. Black with ruby red tints, lovely brown smooth head that leaves lacings. Aroma is roasted with a chocolate note. Taste is roasted, smoky, dark chocolate with a pinch of hops. Body is medium and creamy. Great beer and drinkability is very high.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2010
bottle. nice head, disappears after a couple minutes, no lacing. pretty classic oatmeal stout. reminds me of a samuel smith and countless others. i prefer the double chocolate stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (796) - Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Picked it up for 99 cents in a bargain bin. Looks like a stout. Taste is good, nutty.. a little thin. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ajbender (4) - USA - JUL 2, 2010 does not count
A perfect beer. Sweet and nutty with a smooth and creamy finish. Subtle aromas and flavors of chocolate and oatmeal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Nice black/brownish pour in glass. Nose is strong coffee and chocolate malts. Taste is mostly coffee and chocolate malt, some slight grains and oatmeal. Rated 1/8/01

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
A- Perfect. Deep ominous black body with thick creamy dark tan head. The head retention is excellent and a coating of lacing is left all the way down the glass. S- Deep robustmalty smell. Some dark chocolate and coffee. T- Good balance. Oatmeal can be detected. Some robust coffee and dark chocolate. Finish is clean. Taste is suprisingly light. P- Thick syrupy body and low carbonation. Incredibly smooth and goes down easy. O- This is a very drinkable stout. I would not hesitate to have this one again. Quite enjoyable. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-19-2007 16:08:08

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Oatmeal Stout--16.9 oz. Bottle. 6% ABV. 1997-1999 (3.0 / 5.0) Dark black color with light milk chocolate head. Light on aroma and flavor in front but body boasts a rich thick sweet port cherry caramel flavor minus toasted chocolate. Light spice finish. Sampled 6/6/1999. 1999--12 oz. Bottle. (4.0 / 5.0) Clear deep dark red color. Medium lace and rich chocolate head. Sweet floral licorice toffee body with light chocolate flavor and fruit accents. Medium body. Light hop profile. Clean sweet finish. Sampled 10/5/1999.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Too bad this isn’t available in the US anymore...or the Winter Warmer, 2 of my favorite from Youngs. Almost opaque, poured into a Sammy Smiths pint glass, with an unusually silky texture and complex, medium-dry silky palate. Bittersweet smoke finish, this and Sammy Smiths Oatmeal stout are exceptional Stouts. Is anyone out there able to trade either one of these Beers? Serving type: bottle

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