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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Stout
Bedford, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 1035   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (4466) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brnandersen (3770) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (3100) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
Smak och doft humle, malt toner av kaffe, chocklad och russin. Krämig och len i gommen. God beska.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2012
(Bottle). Aroma of roasted malt with a smooth and creamy taste of roasted malt with hints of coffee and chocolate. Tasty but a bit thin in body!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (6149) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
500ml bottle pours almost black, but when held to the light it reveals some reddish highlights and pours with a finger of light beige head which leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and roasted grains with some aromatic hops. Taste is chocolate malt sweetness with an English type hop bitterness. As far as oatmeal stouts go, this one rivals St. Ambroise oatmeal stout. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (14228) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
Bottled, 500ml, a present, cheers Stu. Very dark brown, ruby hint with cream head. Full bodied, rich, smooth, some liquorice and a grainy sweetness. There is a wine like back flavour mixed with the chocolate malts. Very decent indeed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewdrinks (11) - - JUN 6, 2012
Tasted in Riga, Draught, chocolate, coffee ice cream, nuts, on aroma, black on color, tastes medium bitterness, full body,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1958) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Tasted from bottle into nonic pint glass. Poured an opaque dark brown color with dense, creamy tan foam, persistent with good lacing. Roasty aromas of coffee, burnt toast, husky grains, mellow malt, refined English hops, fruity fermentation. Malty-sweet balanced by tart hops and roasted barley, flavors of café au lait, black bread, caramelized brown sugar, baking chocolate, dried dark fruit. Medium body, average carbonation. Very creamy, full mouthfeel, lingering bittersweet aftertaste. Extremely tasty and surprisingly refreshing for such a dark beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (4227) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 24, 2012
chocolate, nuts, floral, basement aromas, earthy, leather, smoke, soy sauce, cough drop, black, sparkling, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, long finish, lively,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2011
On keg at S.Brevinga Alus, Riga. A black beer with a thick, light tan head. Aroma of coffee, caramel and oats. Flavours of chocolate, caramel, coffee and oats. A foamy mouth-feel with mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. A little thin.


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