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

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RATINGS: 785   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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle from Tesco. Very dark brown, almost black with an attractive beige head; decent lacing. Roasted and chocolate malt aroma. Sweetish taste with bitter roast malt finish. Too thin bodied for my taste. Marstons brew worse beers, though, to be fair.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AVLarsen (129) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Can. An OK stout. Not as rich and full bodied as I had expected. Nice bitter finish. Good with food.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkseduction (730) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2017
50cl. Tiefdunkel, malzig, fast kein Hopfen. Besonders hervorzuheben die extreme Weichheit, keine Spur von kratziger, röstmalziger Bitterness. Sehr gelungen!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (2698) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle. Black in colour, Reddish against light. Malty; roasty malts, espresso coffee, bitter chocolate, caramel. Hoppy; light hops. Roasty sweet malty with slight sour/bitter hop/fruit edge. OK. Easy drinking. (2010-06)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (2605) - Hagen, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2017
0.5 l bottle from ’Kiosk Em Veedel’, best before November 2017. Opaque, black with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, light brown head. Faint, sweetish-malty, a bit roasty and slightly grassy aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice and a touch of grass. Slightly sweetish, malty, moderately roasty and a bit grassy taste of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice and hints of hazelnut, followed by a short, medium roasty-bitter, rather dry and a bit grassy finish. Thin to medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Quite okay, easily drinkable, not too much flavour though.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wolfcarnival (286) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
old one, had during windermere trip.. pours dark brown with medium tan head. aroma of choco & faint coffee. malty, powdered choco taste, faint mint leaves. overall really thin and watery. pretty shiteeeeeee

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
minihame2 (552) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2016
Pours black, head disappears quickly. Faint malty aroma. Mild taste, slightly bitter malts. Light body, watery mouthfeel, soft low carbonation. Pretty disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oleg85 (177) - Yaroslavl, RUSSIA - NOV 3, 2016
Ещё один безлики& стаут из Англии (и опять из Ашана). В принцип& ничего, кроме жжёнки. Может кто-то с неё фанатее&

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattChiasson (70) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2016
Out of the bottle, poured a deep black, opaque with a persistent mocha head. I got aromas of chocolate, coffee, along with some salinity and some subtle dried fruit. You could call it silky, but the palate felt a bit thin/watery for my taste - I got repeats of chocolate, along with cola, and some lingering roast bitterness. Made for a really nice pairing with a molasses based desert, but not sure I would have enjoyed this as much on its own.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jyrsa (678) - - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with medium tan head. Malty nose with some metal, chocolate. Metallic mouth with malt, chocolate, molasses. Sweet with light somewhat watery palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3386) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown body, brown head, some soapy lacing. Sweet malty dried fruit aroma, a touch of black markers, and anise. Taste is again quite sweet, but a somewhat watery finish and medium palate. An alright stout. Not too robust, and on the sweet side, but quaffable.


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