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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1030   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles at the Brewery Tap and in the USA. Also available filtered and pasteurised in nitro-kegs at The Brewery Tap.
Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
A beautifully hand crafted beer with an exceptionally smooth palette and a fruity aroma. A dark, ruby-coloured stout, almost black from a distance, with a beautiful creamy head. Fuggles and Goldings hops. 20% Slovenian Goldings added 10 minutes befofe end of boil.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2001
Sweet and smooth. A great oatmeal stout.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2001
Probably one of the weakest stouts in my opinion. Just not a lot of character there. Thick to the hilt though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2001
Very good stout to sit & enjoy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 20, 2001
qaucker oats me foldgers.coffey and oat tatse,good for me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2567) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 27, 2001
Yeasty and with subtle aromatics and flavors of the non-roast variety all too rare for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 20, 2001
Wonderful looks, dark with a rich, creamy head. Disappointing lack of taste. Chocolate and coffee are only faint in the aftertaste. Enjoyable but too bland.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 20, 2001
Beautiful black with a creamy brown head, exuding a coffee and malt aroma with a touch of cocoa. Very smooth and full bodied, however the taste is disappointingly weak, with chocolate, cocoa, and coffee flavors. Bland, but enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 19, 2001
Sweetish aroma. Flavors are extremely mellow, but have tremendous depth: ale-fruitiness, roastiness, smoke. Super smooth body and very easy drinkability. One of the better stouts you can buy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2001
Silky, smooth mouthfeel. Nice color and decent aroma. Hint of flavor somewhere. Not in the same league as Sammy Smiths Oatmeal.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2001
A really poor comparison, especially to Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout. Bitter, but not in the right way.


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