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

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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerDoctor32 (207) - madrid, SPAIN - MAR 13, 2017
Color marron muy oscuro,casi negro, espuma igualada de color cafe con burbujitas pequeñas.Muy presentable.Aroma-cafe,frutas,nueses.Sabor dulce pero no aburrido,con notas de cafe,cereales y nueses, amargor muy poco, cuerpo fuerte y viscoso. En la boca queda sabor de cafe y frutas con unas notas de amargor. Muy equilibrada, pero algo acuosa por su 5,2%

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (1902) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2017
Bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja. As London Stout. Pours brown with steady yellow-beige head. Lovely roasty aroma, nearing burnt and ashy, some sourish berries and black bread crust. Tastes roasty and mellow sweet with a bitter and sour berry layer. Velvety soft mouthfeel, carbonation with only the tiniest prickliness, body light to medium. Absolutely beautiful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (7504) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 11, 2017
500ml bottle as "London Stout" 5.2% abv. Pitch black color. Medium size, brownish-yellow head, stays. Roast, spicy hops, oatmeal, grainy in aroma. Nice mellow roast, herbal hops, some nuttiness and smooth silky milky tones in taste. Smooth and silky roast with some nuts in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Goes down very easy. Slight metallic hops in late aftertaste. Brilliant stout!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1847) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle as Young’s London Stout (5.2%). Typical dark body with a medium tall creamy head. Pleasant roasty aroma with plenty of oat roast. Smooth oaty taste with some milky sweetness. Nice hoppy/roasty finish. A solid classic stout, not much that needs describing here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eunck (190) - Hamburg, Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2017
Good (but not exceptional) execution of a nice style. So dark and roasty that it tastes more of coal than of coffee or chocolate. I don’t find it as creamy as advertised, body is no more than average for the style. Pleasant to drink!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
tmzl (316) - SLOVENIA - FEB 10, 2017
That was a pleasant surprise. Dry, creamy nature like Guinness, maybe a bit more pronounced roast, but still highly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreenCat (101) - SLOVENIA - DEC 10, 2016
0,5 l bottle. Pours dark ruby red with a good finger of tan, thick lasting head. Aroma of roasted malts, light coffee and chocolate, some dried fruit and a bit of grassy hops. Strong flavor of roasted malts, complemented by coffee, chocolate, sweet caramel. Light bitterness. Body is light to medium, not as creamy as some other oatmeal stouts with average carbonation. Lacing is superb. Nice, very drinkable stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
limbonicartbeer (92) - - SEP 13, 2016
Cerveza negro obscuro a la lejanía y un poco más claro a la cercanía. Con cuerpo ligeramente espeso. Al olfato notas a caramelo, maltas tostadas y un ligero ahumado. Al paladar se perciben notas a tostado con predominio de un amargor sutil y sensación de ahumado, los cuales no permanecen mucho en el paladar. Cerveza muy agradable aunque un poco ligera. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (1078) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle, 500ml. Opaque dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Aromas of caramel, biscuits, spices. Medium to full bodied, moderate to fizzy carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Roasted and spicy flavors into an astringent finish. Very drinkable and pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (764) - MEXICO - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle, 500ml. A dark beer with a red hue and a medium size brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee and oatmeal. Taste is bitter, more than the double chocolate. Acidic finish with a dark chocolate aftertaste (not a very sweet one). Robust bodied with some carbonation. Nice, but I prefer the Double Chocolate.


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