Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1029   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 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown color, almost black, with ruby / pale brown head. Nose is leaning towards brown, with notes of smoke and tar, chocolate, coffee, liquorice and some hops in the background. Taste is roasted, fairly dry, with dark chocolate and liquorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
From tap at Charlies. Pours pitch black with a huge creamy tan head. Light roasted malt aroma with a light oatmeal note. Smoth mouthfeel. Flavour is light roasted and mild chocolate flavoured. Light roasted finish with a very nice smoothness. Light sweetness and mild alcohol note in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2003
A black beer with a beutiful light brown head. The aroma is with notes of smoke. The flavor is very light with a dryness and notes of smoke. Too thin for a stout especially for an oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2006
Bottle. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma with notes of liquorice and chocolate. Roasted flavour with notes of liquorice and dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2005
Draught. Black opaque, huge lightbrown creamy head. Sweetish malty, a bit roasted, aroma with hints of caramel and old coffee. Sweet malty caramellish flavour with hints of old coffee in aftertaste. Pleasant palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark brown with a tint of red and a rich, light brown head. Some hints of both coffee and chocolate with a vague metallic edge. Soft, smooth and pleasant. 120700

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23725) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2003
Bottled. Black with rich, creamy, stable head. Licorice aroma. Surprisingly dry nose with a hint of coffee. Clean and bold mouthfeel, sweeter finish with some tar and medium bitterness. Pretty good, but not really as firm as I remembered it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a big tan head. Roasted malty notes in the aroma, also some hints of chocolate. Smooth and slighty roasted malty flavor, some hints of chocolate. Finish is slighty roasted with some bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
Black color. Nice aroma of roasted malts, but vanishing quickly. Dry flavor, of roasted malt, but really too watery, leaving just some bitterness at the end, and a terrible lack of flavors and complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2004
Black, with a brownish lasting head. Aroma is sweet, with some chocolate. Flavor is sweet and fruity, a quite nice stout.

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