Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Stout
London, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle & Keg; Filtered & pasteurised.

Brewed with a combination of five different malts, some heavily roasted for a near jet black appearance, and beneath its dark exterior features luxurious red berry notes, toasty aromas on the nose and culminates in a dry, bitter finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (2440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2015 Great quaffing stout. Dryish but not enough to make it a dry stout, medium levels of roasted flavor and malt, thin body but it works as it is a session ale. Good, nice minerals too. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
emincems (61) - - MAR 28, 2017
bottle. foam goes away quickly for a stout. taste is dark chocolate and roasted malts. body is medium. easy to drink, but it should have more abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
19Oracolo78 (159) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2017
Birra dal colore marrone scurissimo. Schiuma color caffellatte fine e persistente. Al palato ben strutturata con note di malto torrefatto, cioccolato amaro e caffè. Finale amaro e lievemente secco. Una birra molto particolare e piacevole.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vulgaris (21) - POLAND - MAR 2, 2017
Nalewa się czarne, z obfitą beżową pianą. W zapachu czuć palone słody i czarną kawę. Zdecydowanie kawowe, z nutami gorzkiej czekolady, lekko dymne, goryczka niewielka, przyjemna. Piwo wodniste, piję się szybko, smak ucieka, jednak pozostawia przyjemny posmak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nicke80 (643) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2017
50 cl bottle. Pours black with little head. Sweet spicy aroma with sweet roasted coffee and raisin taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cokemonkey11 (746) - - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a thin rim. Scent is medium notes of toasted malt and some slightly undesirable notes like rubber. Taste is fairly plain Stout notes with some spices almost reminiscent of Christmas spices. Finish is peppery. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pallleon (275) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 6, 2017
Étcsokoládés, pörkölt malátás könnyed száraz stout. Nem rossz, de ittam már sokkal jobbat is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1860) - ISRAEL - FEB 3, 2017
On-tap at Porter&Sons. Nitro. Pours deep brown black with a thick tan head, creamy and stable. Aroma of coffee, roasted grains, ash and dark chocolate. Moderately sweet, roasted, ash, coffee, a bit dry and bitter finish. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, silky smooth. Great stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (3358) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 3, 2017
Draught at Porter& Sons, stable long lasting creamy head, opaque black color with some deep reddish taints, aroma of coffee with toasty and charred notes, flavor of chocolate and coffee with some charred notes, light bitterness, smooth and very nicely balanced. Very good and highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1772) - BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2017
Stout avec 5 malts d’orge différents, dont certains très grillés, et de l’avoine. Niveau abv de 4,5 %, et extraits secs à 11,5 %. Mon exemplaire était à 6 mois après sa date. Couleur noir violacée profonde, à l’opacité quasi totale. Mousse brun moyen, en nappage soyeux de surface. Arômes de café, chocolat, cappuccino, tabac brun, ganache. 1ère bouche souple à la très belle entame malt torréfié, charbon de bois. Arrière-bouche avec chocolat noir, tabac, et une pointe fumée très délicate. 2ème bouche très prégnante avec de superbes nuances, groseilles noires entre autre. Arrière-bouche longue, complexe. La longueur va travailler une intégration quasi parfaite de ces valeurs. Jambes lisses, longues. Levure boisée, belle ligne. Alcool correct, il travaille bien l’ensemble. Finale qui résume le tout. CONCLUSION : pour un stout basique, c’est exceptionnel, parce que tout y est : boisé, fumé, torréfié, tabac, café, chocolat, amertume .. et même le taxi noir de Londres !! Fuller is a winner !!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sumo234 (94) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - JAN 31, 2017
0,5l bottle. Dark amber color with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste of light smoked roasted malt. Low carbonation and light bitternes at the finish.

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