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 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 This is one of my favourite oatmeal stouts, essentially on par with Samuel Smith’s. I’ve been drinking stouts as long as I’ve been drinking beer (Watney’s cream stout was one of the first beers I drank regularly), but it took me a number of tries to like oatmeal stouts. This one is incredible. It’s dark, opaque, almost black brown with a thick light brown head that lasts long and leaves pretty good lacing. The aroma is of yeast dough, heavy & toasty. The taste is of thick malt, fresh toast, dark chocolate fudge sauce, fading to a mild coffee hint. It is fairly sweet with only the faintest bitterness. The palaet is thick and full. The result: great, full, satisfying flavour and drinkability.

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Like a blackhole it's so dark. Had a head like lambs wool. Malty, earthy and chocolatey aroma. Heavy, mmm, velvety, mmm. Yum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CodyChaos (1) - Graham, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2005 does not count
Of the four or five stouts that I have tried in the last six months, this is by far my favorite. It has a delicate sweetnes that is not overpowered by the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2003
This was a kick ass oatmeal stout! Very refreshing and quite smooth. Nice creamy head with a very flavorfull palate, I almost like this one better than the Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout. I enjoyed the lightness to this stout and I will drink it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Dark chocolate brown with a thick tan head and cascading carbonation. Smell of coffee and caramel and very mild hops. t Tastes of caramel, smoke, chocolate, licorice(spelling?), vanilla, roasted malt, slight hop. Finishes dry with a good aftertaste. This I would take over a Guiness anyday. Very good full flavor stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
weeicemon (126) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 6, 2001
Soft and smooth. Coffee aroma and flavor makes it almost dessert like. The more you have the better it gets. Enjoy this slowly in front of a fire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2002
Enjoyed this beer while eating a hearty chicken-pot pie. Doesn’t get much better than that. Enjoyed the balance of dry malts with its sweet taste and mild aroma, and was extremely impressed by the color; dark black.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Deep dark brown, with a huge fluuy beige head. Hints of grain, roasted malts, chocolate, and toffee all present in the smell. The full bodies beer taste smooth and taste of coffeee, toffee, and grains. Another good brew by Youngs

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