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Brewed by Marston’s
Style: Stout
Burton-on-Trent, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 804   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Dark - Rich - Smooth"
Pasteurised bottle containing: Water, malt, hops and co2.
Sometimes available in the cask.

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3.4
gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2011
Uber dark pour, tan head. Weak smell. Mocha, caramel, smokey. Nice Coffee after taste. Warm at first with a cold finish. Not a bad beer, I don’t east Oyster but I could see how this would go well with food.

1.8
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2011
This beer looks the part. Not good at all. Pours a nice black with a tan head. Aroma is okay. Caramel with chocalate. Taste blows. Caramel, roasted malts. Palate is non existent. England can have back this weak ass imperial stout

3.4
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2011
nitro draft @ redlight redlight. Creamy milk chocolate and vanilla on the nose. pours black with a very dense off white almost tan head. Dry and roasty very smooth and light. Dark malts and roasted barley upfront with a bitter dry finish. Not picking up on any brine or sign of oysters, its not a bad stout but I was hoping for some brininess.

3.4
rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
500ml bottle, black color, with a tan-colored head, faint chocolate, fruity, datey, raisiny nose with some light mild toasted, biscuity, roasted, chocolate malt, cookie dough notes, with a hint of molasses and some toffee, coffee aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild chocolatey, faint moacha, toasted, roasted malt character with some light burnt woody, dark chocolate, black coffee flavours, with some faint burnt toast, fruity accents, with some hints of roasted coffee beans, molasses, cappuccino and licorice spiciness, leading towards a smooth chocolatey, coffee, lingering dry roasty bitterness finish.

2.4
ALLOVATE (3015) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2011
Musty, dirty liquor, kelp and cocoa powder nose with little else. Shortlived tan head atop a very blackened ruby body that is bright. Tastes of husky black Patent grain, mild mocha - more chocolate than coffee - and water. Very watery. It is not light in body but seems so watery. What have they added to construe this? A sweetness of dextrose upfront is surreal, length has matchstick phenolics which is not warrented. This is a simple beer yet seems so flawed it becomes complex. Leaves a soapy lather in the mouth, some black patent also. Ugh. Not the first time I have tried this ale, but now it is pretty meagre of a stout. Oyster what?! (50cL, BB 15/11/10, Cellarbations Kinross)

3.3
BeerBaboon (2095) - FINLAND - JAN 5, 2011
Ruskea, lähes musta olut, paksulla mocca vaahdolla. Herkullisen näköinen olut on kyseessä. Tuokussa on suklaata, lakritsia, toffeeta ja vaniljaa. Maku on hieman paahtunut, vaniljainen, makeahko ja hieman kahvinen. Hiilihappoja on odotetusti vähän. Kevyt, mutta ei ohut olut. Hyppää todennäköisesti vielä joskus uudelleen kauppakassiin.

2.1
oldgrowler (14) - USA - JAN 2, 2011
The best part is the smell, which is faintly of "Glosettes" (milk chocolate covered raisins) as it warms up. A little disappointing afterwards--thin, acidic and metallic. But the malting is raisiny-pleasant, and not a bad dry beer overall. Likeable, but don’t drink it too cold.

3.2
Borresteijn (7111) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2011
50cl Bottle, Christmas gift, thanks Kerry and Petros! Almost black colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of some sour cream, light salty, coffee, hard roasted malts. Flavour is hard roasted malts, coffee and sour cream, hint of cardboard, coffee bitter finish with a hint of chocolate. Light bodied. OK.

3.4
Travlr (24841) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of weak Starbucks. taste is coffee, chocolate. Medium body. Not bad.

3
drowland (8758) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2010
12/29/10. On tap in a pint glass. Not quite opaque black pour with reds all under a small tan head that fades fast. Mild chocolate aroma with a hint of bubblegum and minerals. Extremely mild chocolate flavor with a small dose of coffee and minerals... Eh, nothing special. Dry, almost Irish stout.


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