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


on tap

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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
"Dark - Rich - Smooth"
Pasteurised bottle containing: Water, malt, hops and co2.
Sometimes available in the cask.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dervock (1272) - - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle - pours black with a deep ran head. Hints of smoky chocolate and caramel malt in the nose. Not a lot on the taste, dryness across the palate, again something in there registering as smokey. Nice full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tmdaines (34) - Stretford, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Hmm, a little disappointing this one. Classic stout appearance in the glass, but only a very mild aroma of note. Quite milky on the palate. Milky chocolate notes as an aftertaste, but not much else. Forgettable, sadly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickel (1092) - UKRAINE - MAY 22, 2017
Aroma: caramel, sweet malt Taste: sweet malt from the start, caramel somewhere in the middle with notes of roasted malt. Long creamy aftertaste of coffee. Interesting stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gripweed57 (2160) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2017
From old tasting notes. Opaque brown black color. Thick, rocky tan head. Soft roasted malt aroma. Smooth, dryish toasted malt flavor lacks complexity and intensity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tjeerd (505) - GERMANY - MAY 13, 2017
From the three Marston’s I have bought this is the one i consider most drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zarrach76 (238) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 23, 2017
"Noir c’est noir, il n’y a plus d’espoir !" Faut pas déconner non plus, il ne s’agit que d’une bière après tout ! Versée noire donc, mousse beige, c’est un Stout. Le nez est moins porté sur le café et le chocolat que sur le fruit. On trouve de belles notes de fruits rouges (fraise, framboise) et noirs (cassis, mûre, myrtille). Au delà, de grosses notes fumées (bacon) et enfin ces notes de café et de cacao qu’on aime retrouver dans n’importe quelle bière (avis 100% objectif et pas du tout personnel). En bouche, texture trop sur l’eau avec un manque criant de corps pour un Stout. Dommage, car les arômes sont là. La carbonatation n’est étonnamment pas mauvaise car on a carrément du pétillant sur la langue. L’alcool est maigre avec un 4.5% qui ne contribue pas du tout au corps. On retrouve le fumé, le cacao et le café mais la bête est maigre. La longueur est anecdotique, les levures sont mortes (bière pasteurisée hein...), le final et l’amertume sont quelconques. Attention, cette bière n’est pas mauvaise, aucune faute de goût mais ce n’est pas bien difficile quand il n’y a pas grand chose à proposer. On ne se plante que quand on a quelque chose à faire n’est ce pas ? Et là on peut dire que cette Oyster Stout est feignante ! Bouteille 50cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrève.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PilsnerDoctor32 (207) - madrid, SPAIN - APR 13, 2017
Botella 0,5L Color marron oscuro-negro.Espuma fina,pero no alta, media resistente, color beige. Aroma cafe, cereales, frutas. Sabor- cafe,cereales, algo ahumado,un dulzor suave con equilibrado amargor.El trigo le quita cuerpo y dencidad de sabor, esta acuosa, medio cuerpo. En la boca se queda amargor suave y sabor estraño que le da trigo, creo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jasonbenali (195) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
Pours dark black with a brown fading head and good lacing. Looks nice. Aroma has coffee, mint, roasted grain, oats and hint of the oysters. Taste is sweet, cloying, with bitterness in a medium finish with reasonable body for the ABV. Balanced, but not very exciting and too subtle for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Edmis (25) - LITHUANIA - MAR 10, 2017
Tastefull and smooth beer with thick foam. Great with meat, cheese and desert.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kaserov (605) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 5, 2017
Aspecto decente. Sin cuerpo. Acuosa. Sin olor. Sin sabor. Bebible si no hay otra cosa. Solo si no hay otra cosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
klukas (254) - Rijeka, CROATIA - MAR 1, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into English pint glass. Appearance: Black colour; creamy brownish head. Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt – very nice. Palate: Light body, watery, gentle carbonation. Taste: Chocolate, roasted malt, gentle coffee and cookies; light bitter aftertaste. Overall impression: Very tasty and enjoyable.

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