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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Black Sheep

Style: Stout
Holborn, England

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in 500ml bottles at Sainsburys supermarkets as part of their Taste The Difference range.

A dark, velvety stout with a complex chocolate and spice finish. Beautifully balanced with sweet raisin notes. The brewers use Challenger and Fuggles hops along with chocolate malt to give a distinctive aroma to complement the warming spice.

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3.8
Pudding (257) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
500ml. Pours dark brown with diminishing white head. Aroma is chocolate and vinous. Taste: quite bitter, treacly mouthfeel. Overall: a complex dark beer. Many flavours. Impressive.

3.6
mR_fr0g (12110) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle shared with Sarah at home picked up from Watford Sainsburys. A dark brown coloured pour with ruby red hues and a loose light tan head. Aroma is nutty roast, toasted malts, black malts, dried fruits, apple and a hint of liquorice. Palate is medium bodied, highish carbonation, dry woody finish. Flavour is composed of woody roast, bitter liquorice, black malts, burnt toast, dried fruits. Lingering bitter black roast, charred wood. Decent. ,

3.6
Davros IX (359) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
A nice dark, strong bitter and ideal for winter. Plenty of malt and a good flavour of alcohol coming through. A definite flavour of coffee and dried fruits.

3.2
Dervock (1347) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle - pours ruby with a brown tinge. Aroma is roast malt and dried fruit. Taste is coffe bitter with a hint of chocolate.

3
dchad56 (500) - - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle - dark reddy brown - only small tan head. Chocolate - raison aroma. Slight ting on tongue. Chocolate - vanilla tasting, slight smoke - decent.

1.8
Camrakipah (19) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Disappointing. The label makes it sound much better than it actually is. It is thin with a bitter aftertaste. For a dark ale at 6% this is pretty poor brewing. It is marketed under Sainsbury’s "Taste the Difference" label. Well you can certainly taste the difference between the way it is described on the label and the actual taste, or lack of!

2
jasonbenali (202) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Pours a dark brown with yellow slight head which quickly faded. Aroma of coffee, liquorice, raisin, touch of clove & cinnamon spice but unfortunately also a strong whiff of chlorine and metal. Flavour is bitter, salty, surprisingly thin and, ew, chlorinated. Classic off-flavours from phenols. Maybe a bad bottle from a change in the water from rain which affected the water treatment? Surely they’re not all like this...

3.3
uckelman (799) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Pours dark brown, still clear when held up to light. Thick tan head. Aroma is darkly roasted malt, very faint hint of smoke, and something like boiled vegetables. Full body. Ashy finish, with an odd metallic aftertaste.

3.4
sarauckelman (540) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Dark brown with tan head of varying sized bubbles. Aroma of malt, molasses, and coffee. A lot of bitter coffee and chocolate on the palatte, ending with tannins and raisin notes. Complex and satisfying.

3.5
MrTipple (4968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Aroma: intense chocolate, light milk coffee and toasted malts. Appearance: black, medium, beige, frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light bitters continue, toasted malts coming up, chocolate and coffee again, not too strong though, bitters starting up, getting quite intense, dry finish. Overall: quite a nice Stout, excellent palate. Bottle from Sainsburys, Pimlico.


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