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Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston’s)
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 1020   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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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3.3
mR_fr0g (13475) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Keg at the riverside. Opaque black coloured pour with a steadfast creamy head. Aroma is soft roast, choc and light berry. Palate is smooth and somewhat creamy. Flavour is milky choc, lactose sugar, soft roast. OK

3.5
slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"i’m grading this half way between what i’d give the bottle (better) and the can (worse). the flavor is nice, but like a Guiness, when it’s on nitro, it’s too unassuming. kinda boring, but smooth. the flavor comes out a little more in the bottle. the double chocolate, on the other hand, is better in the can...and better period."

3.5
Alengrin (5718) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Typical representative of the oatmeal stout style revived by Samuel Smith in the seventies. Loose, irregular, yellowish beige head, colour near black with reddish hue, clear. Strong malty aroma, roasted grains, caramel, coffee, toasted bread, dried plums, candied dates, raisins, subtle spicy hops. Mellow, creamy and velvety palate, very soft, fruity with a gentle, not too sharp roasted bitterness, dryish but not so much as an actual dry stout, long finish with elegant spicy hoppiness, subtle.

3.8
GuideDogSaint (1748) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 13, 2014
11/7/14 Keg on tap at Moscow Airport, TGI Fridays. Labelled as Youngs London stout 5.2%. Almost black with a creamy white head. Aroma of chocolate and burnt malt. Very smooth.

3.6
alexsdad06 (10784) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted and sweet malts, chocolate, decent flavor, mild bitterness with good mouthfeel.

3.6
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
Backlog. On tap at Green Lion Inn. Subtle with the regular hints of coffee and chocolate. A fine beer.

4.8
tsurkan_sergey (68) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - DEC 19, 2013
Draught, Celtic Dolmen - Irish pub in Novosibirsk. Color - dark brown, almost black, is opaque. Foam - abundant, delicate cream ( light beige ) color, fine-grained, dense and very resistant, stick to the walls of the glass. Aroma - cocoa beans, chocolate, coffee and light refreshments grassy notes. Body is not very dense, carbonation is weak, soft carbonation. The taste is very mild, delicate, all the classic ingredients for stout - light black patent malt, dark chocolate, coffee. The aftertaste is long, coffee- burning, somewhat dry. No bitterness and kislosti sweets also virtually none. Taste reminded me Youngs Double Chocolate Stout. Now I am puzzled - how to make a comparative tasting. Understand what is the difference. Just gorgeous Stout! Highly recommended!

4.4
xo4upoku6at (10) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 30, 2013
coffee, chocolate, wonderful for a autumn evening. rich taste. makes u feel cozy

4
ads135 (5021) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 4, 2013
A very decent oatmeal stout. Smooth body and mouthfeel with a sweet character, chocolate with a bit of sourness.

3.1
brnandersen (4109) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2013
Sample from 50 cl. bottle, B.B. August 2007. Near black with ruby hues. Small, creamy tan head. Roasted aroma with fruits, chocolate, faint smoke and coffee. Diacetyl - basement aroma. Medium body, creamy texture. Finishes bitter with roasted notes. Some bitterness after all! Does not age with grace, drink it fresh.


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