Brewed by Spire
Style: Stout
Sutton Scarsdale, England


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Sgt. Pepper Stout is a full-bodied stout laced with black pepper (yes, it really does have freshly ground black pepper!) which is complemented by a generous spicy hop balance. A mixture of Maris Otter pale malt, Amber malt and Pale Chocolate malt are all used along with a traditional addition of Northern Brewer & Fuggle hops which give an assertive hop balance to the brew. What else could it be called other than ‘Sgt. Pepper’… it’s almost as if The Beatles named their song especially for it…. A distinctively different take on stout, this ‘big’ beer is proving to be extremely popular.

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dogbomb (1270) - ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2018
Bottle. Had this sitting around a few years, so hopefully it's ok... Jet black ale with a thick tan head. Agitating it a bit to get the scent and I get a strong whiff of pepper - along with some mild chocolate. In the mouth, there's another blast of pepper. which is mostly dominating. There's a bit of chocolate, and a touch of hoppy citrus - but it'[s really all about that pepper. Should have drank this a bit earlier in its lifespan, but it's still decent.

john44 (3544) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle. Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice. Very peppery and spicy. Hoppy; earthy and spicy hops. Sweet roast malty peppery with assertive spicy hops. Dry roast peppery finish. Enjoyed this. Very drinkable. Nice Stout! (2011-01-30)

madmitch76 (27105) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
13th May 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, few tan bubbles for a head. Palate is light and crisp. Lightly sour Dr Pepper fruits kick off, light seltzer. Some peppery spice. Light dry finish. An odd stout but tasty and pretty drinkable.

PaulW (107) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Pours deep an dark with a thin lacing which is slightly beige. The aroma is wood smoke and dark chocolate. After an initial taste of same the hops come through and are a little astringent but that seems to add to the ashen quality. The finish is a little spicy with a definite warming hint...that’ll be the pepper then. Full bodied even at 5.5% and a sip and savour beer.

Sizzler80 (501) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 2, 2013
[email protected] Jet black pour, decent tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, bitter coffee, chicory, black pepper, smoky bbq. Taste: smoky, meaty, sweet from the malty/fruit sweetness. Pepper in abundance. Hint of "old" coffee. Really good.

garthicus (2973) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 1, 2013
Cask. Appearance: Pitch black, mocha head. Aroma: wow, black pepper, chocolate, coffee that’s sat on the warmer all day, jerky, meat, smokey. Smells great. Flavour:Sour, old coffee, chicory, tangy, lots of spicy black pepper, a little salty with a long coffee finish.

arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Got a small glass of this from a bottle a friend brought back from England. Dark black, standard stout appearance. Smell of strong black pepper and nothing else, not good. The flavor was pure black pepper, overwhelming and disgusting. This was one of the worst beers I have tasted in my life, so bad. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-07-2012 16:19:19

jamesie1857 (1989) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Cask at Three Tuns, Dronfield - a good solid, meaty stout, with a good smoky taste. looks good with the black body and lasting tan head, but not much of the promised pepper. Good. Very good.

ng9beermonkey (43) - ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Peppery obviously, dry, ok at first but had had enough by the end. Not for me I’m afraid

tombyars (1819) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2012
Tasted this at the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in April 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a open white head. Strong overpowering aroma of black pepper. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a vague maltloaf base with beef olive spices to the fore. Hop resins compliment the pepper in the aftertaste surprisingly well. Warm tingling flavour of spice through to the finish. Never a classic session stout though - one is enough.

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