Brewed by Brains
Style: Stout
Cardiff, Wales


on tap

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Available on keg and in cans (from Tesco stores in Wales)
Brains Black is an exciting new stout from Brains. This finest Welsh stout has a bitterness and a distinctive dark malt flavour that is instantly recognisable as a true reflection of this style of beer. It has already proven extremely popular in consumer taste tests appealing to both new and established stout drinkers, and combined with its distinctive and contemporary identity, Brains Black is set to become a classic stout.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beikes (162) - Aarhus, - DEC 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 On cask at Sherlock Holmes in Aarhus. Good Guinness like stout, but like most it doesnt measure up to the mother of all stouts. It is one of the better ones out there though. A little lighter and thinner than beforementioned queen of the blacks, with more bitterness in the heart of it, and quite buttery in the head. The carbonation is very soft even for this type of beer and the main noteable touch is one of liqourice on both the back of the tongue and in the roof of the mouth. It was quite interesting, and I may be coming back for another round one of these days.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karstenborg (878) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2017
Light black with a thin beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, nuts and coffee. Taste is toffee, toasted bread and coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1924) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2016
On tap @ Bishop Arms, Hornsgatan. Black body wit a medium long lasting head. Chocolate & coffee along with a pleasant lactose touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (1153) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Pours like a guinness thick creamy head smooth texture milk chocolate taste easy drinking stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoestring (373) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Can. Widget? Thin mush end to it all but okay . Not much bitterness coming through . Easy supped but nothing special. Looks ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turtles (2342) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2016
Keg @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Pitch black, creamy and long lasting tanned head. Roasted and creamy aroma, ash, milk chocolate, whipped cream and coffee. Thin, almost watery mouthfeel, soft carbonated. Very British taste, floral and earthy, roasted barley, coffee and chocolate. Mid-dry and chalky finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
andrepintado (3079) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 29, 2016
50cl can from ales by mail. Dark color. Medium brown head. Medium sweetness. Thin body. High roasted, coffee, vegetables.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Echon (448) - rhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2016
Black. Nice roasted barley and chocolate aroma. Dryish taste with light acidity and light bitterness. Fairly mild flavour. Full body with a soft mouthfeel. Overall, a decent stout. Better than Guinness, which is rather similar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (1366) - rhus, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2016

0.5 draft.
A clear, very dark brown color with a large, lasting, cream-colored, nitro head. A sweet, fruity aroma with an obvious dose of dark malts and some Guinness-like properties - must be the nitrogen. A malty, chocolate flavor with coffee and some lactose on the side; simple. A medium body, a creamy as hell texture, and a flat carbonation. Finish is medium long and bittersweet, overall not a bad beer but not recommended either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skarecrow (496) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2016
440ml can BB 8/8/16 Lovely roasted malt aroma. Poured black with widget surge and cream head and nice lacing. For a stout this has minimal bitterness and a smooth finish. Bit thin at the back end though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13835) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2016
Tin, 500ml from Tesco in Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Wales. Black with cream head, short lived. This was quite a creamy, fizzed beer, some bitterness, some charcoal hints but also quite a CO2 hit. Just okay for me.

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