Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1022   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1707) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2011
Draught as London Stout. Black with a creamy beige head. Aroma: chocolate, some licorice. Taste: chocolate, roasted malt, some licorice, some coffee. Medium-bodied and very smooth. Nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1946) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2011
On tap at Sergio’s. Aroma of licorice, milk chocolate, light resiny hops and slight coffee. Appearance was pitch black with well carbonated body and 1/2 inch of foamy mocha head. Flavor of sweet caramel, chocolate and coffee with just a touch of hops as well; the flavor terminates pretty evenly, with not much emphasis on any particular note. Palate is creamy. Very nice English Stout.

   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 (965) - 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 (372) - 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 (925) - 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 (13523) - , 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

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