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Nutfield Black 47 Stout - Old Nutfield Brewing Company, Ltd.

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Nutfield Black 47 StoutNutfield Black 47 Stout

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43 Ratings

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Nutfield Brewing Company, Ltd.
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-17-2001)
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Reviews by littlebibs:
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New Hampshire

2.2/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I bought a mixed pack from Nutfield and this was the first one
I opened after enjoying an especially delicious Magic Hat
Ravel and this Stout was so unappealing and disapointing that
my bud and I ditched it in the garden, where I hope the hostas
and ferns appreciated it. I went on to taste their red ale and was
much more impressed. Nutfield is a local brewery, just a few
mile west of where I live, this is not a recommendation, I usually
love stouts and porters but not this one? Earthy, yeah, some
kind of ringwood yeasts or whatever spoiled? This is just not
what I like to taste in this style beer?

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2004 01:15:36 | More by littlebibs
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

11-22-2012 22:10:10 | More by djrn2
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3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Black 47 stout is a really nice stout to drink. The appearance is very dark. Really, black. Light does not pass through it. Yet surprisingly, it doesn't have a really strong aroma. The taste is very balanced. It is not overpowered by the malt. Definitely roasted malt with very little to no hop bitterness. Just, not very strong and the finish is short. This is probably aided by the slight carbonation. A nice touch. I really like this brew and would definitely order one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 23:07:12 | More by fostwal
Photo of UncleJimbo


4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle that had been in my refrigerator for 4-5 years. Held up nicely.

Poured a deep brown (almost black) with a good half inch head of brown foam that settled in a few minuts, but clung to the glass in places. The smell was dark malt with notes of cocoa and molasses. The taste was a good malty flavor with dark malt, some dark chocolate, a hint of vinous fruit and prunes, and finishing with cocoa and a hint of hops. Not bad at all, and quite a bit of flavor for a "dry, Irish stout", though perhaps some of these flavors developed with age. The mouthfeel was smooth and dry with modest carbonation. The dry, malty flavors lingered pleasantly. This was quite an enjoyable beer after an unplanned aging.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2008 00:04:54 | More by UncleJimbo
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3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice deep brown (read black) with a tinge of ruby at the edges. Nice tan head that left lacing down the glass.

S - Roasty coffee smell with a touch of tart sweetness

T - Nice taste here, with a great geal of roasted malt flavor. This one verges more on the coffee side of iraiash drys. Nice dose of hops also lending a nice bitter note.

M - Medium slicker mouthfeel. Less thick than it looks, but well carbonated.

D - Easy drinking stout, slightly different than the norm but still very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2008 03:41:17 | More by BravoTwo
Photo of changeup45


3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a thick black color topped with a fairly thick tan head. Some staying power for spotty lacing. The aroma is a pretty strong coffee scent which I enjoyed. The flavor is pretty good with a lot of coffee with some chocolate and slight bitter hops mixed in.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 22:16:14 | More by changeup45
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3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a deep dark brown, about as "dark brown" as dark brown could be.
A thick, creamy tan head formed that was about 3 fingers thick. The head stayed on the scene for quite some time. There was a pretty good amount of lacing left in the glass.

Aroma was not quite that strong but carried some dark roasted notes and an unsweetened cocoa or dark chocolate quality. As the beer warmed a bit, you got a more assertive roasted aroma.

The taste was a bit more on the coffee side, while the aroma reminded me more of chocolate. Either way, there was a deep roasted malt flavor that was reminiscent of coffee or perhaps the unsweetened cocoa again. The finish was where I was slightly let down. It was a bit dry or slightly astringent. The roasted malt taste is what lingered the most and this was almost too dry by itself.

The mouth feel was medium in body. It was drinkable and nice.

A nice stout but not one to search for.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2008 01:23:24 | More by Reagan1984
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3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious cocoa and roasted malt smell. Pours to an opaque black with a tan head that quickly dissipates. Taste is unsweetened chocolate and very roasted malt that finishes sweet and slightly bitter almost like a scotch ale. For a stout the taste is amazingly light and dry, not heavy and thick like usual. Carbonation might seem high but appears to compliment the different flavor of this stout. This is a very flavorful and smooth beer. Drinkability is very high.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2008 02:07:12 | More by mooseisloose
Photo of electrified


3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black, not much head. Kinda cool how black it is. Chocolate aroma. Taste is heavy on the roasted side and rather bitter for a stout, both aspects I like. Hints of dark chocolate. It's medium bodied and well-carbonated. Very nice overall. I don't drink a lot of stout and this one has me wondering, why not?

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2008 05:36:01 | More by electrified
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3/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A beer-of-the-month selection. Black with very thin, bown head. Not much aroma but flavor is distinctive, dominated by highly roasted malt. Slightly bitter with not much complexity, but the flavor certainly lingers. Slightly fizzy mouth feel. OK stuff, but coupled wikth my tasting of the Old Man ale I don't think I am going to book a flight to the East Coast to visit the brewery.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 03:01:15 | More by nohead02
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3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opaque black color with thick dark head and decent lacing.

Smells a sweet and roasty, a little like burnt toast.

Taste is roasty, which I like, with a little coffee and chocolate in the background. Very little hops to speak of, but the malts are obviously the focus here.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a crisp dryness.

A very tasty beer - the roasty malt is delicious and I would definitely add to my rotation if I could get this locally.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 05:01:04 | More by tmitch75
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3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark pour. Even held up to the light, it's opaque. Head is small but dense, tannish-brown in color. Good roasted-malt aroma, a tad burnt perhaps, with a nice dark chocolate hint. Sweet malt flavor, with a lot of roast. Hop bitterness is low, but the scorched malt offsets the sweetness quite well. A little bit of chocolate rounds things out nicely.

Very well-done Irish style.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 03:41:48 | More by allengarvin
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3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was black as tar and had a really brown head. The smell was slightly nutty and nice. The taste was of rich coffee and toffee notes and was kinda burnt roasted tasting. The head dropped really fast and had minimal lacing.. Slightly bitter but not too bad. I liked and will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 17:32:13 | More by Minkybut
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4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep brown, virtually black color with moderate tannish head.
Smell demonstrates a nice roasty malt character with the presence of coffee and bitter chocolate also noted.
Taste combines the roasted malt with the coffee and chocolate nicely. A firm dry bitterness presents itself at the finish.
A very drinkable stout. The alcohol content would make it nice to session.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 22:51:43 | More by tgbljb
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3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This came from an old beer of the month selection. It's mellowed some since I first tried it over a year ago. Big psst when opened the bottle and it poured the same way. HUGE, thick, foamy, frothy head that settle down in couple of minute. A touch overcarbonated especially for an irish stout, I think. Opaque. Nose was roasty with a bit of vanilla and marshmallow. Taste is more so but also a bit of a tang. Trying to do Guinness or an error? Maybe error 'cause this is much heavier in body and even a tad sweet. Anyway not too bad. I'd have another sometime if able.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2007 04:28:01 | More by drpimento
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3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to SwillBilly for this beer. Your gifts were very generous. As a long time fan of Irish Dry Stouts I was really looking forward to this beer and a time to sit and enjoy it. I was not disappointed.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a big chocolaty brown head. The lacing is impressive as well.

Smell: This beer has an exceptional aroma of toffee leather tobacco cocoa, burnt caramel and coffee.

Taste: The flavors seem to be dominated by a dry astringency. After adjusting to the dry burntness, the flavors of cocoa, toffee, burnt malts, and a bit caramel, milky cream, and roasted grain, come into play and please the palate. This is everything I expect in an Irish Dry Stout. The aftertaste has a nice tobacco earthy hops flavor that lasts and last for quite a while.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is medium full with a slick center and crisp around the edges.

Drinkability: This is a very tasty Irish Dry Stout and at 4% it is quite sessionable if you like them dry.

Hope this is helpful.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2006 02:31:05 | More by Phatz
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2.73/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to beermaninpa for the trade...
Appears a black color with a lush two finger tan head that slowly fades out. Scattered lacing is left around the goblet.
Smell is of creamy cocoa, vanilla, and coffee beans.
Taste is of bitter coffee, and I mean burnt, roasty bitter coffee that has been in the pot for way too long.
Mouthfeel is fizzy, with hints of roasted, burnt coffee sludge like the waitress felt too lazy to make a new pot, or even instant for that matter.
Drinkability...no thanks. Not a fan of this. I wanted to like it and I liked the way it looked and the smell was half decent but it died after that.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2006 00:05:29 | More by weeare138
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2.17/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass

A- uh..i poured it into my glass and as soon as the beer hit the bottom, it foamed up and almost spilt over the side. there was barely any beer in there, and the head was already 3-4 inches long! the damn head didnt disapate at all! i got bored after a few minutes, so i had to drink it from there. it was a carmel brown color, which looked fine but it was the size of the entire glass. i like big heads but this was too big, ridiculously big. the beer itself was BLACK, and that was awesome, but i deducted points from this beer for the size of the head.

S- it smelt like a hardware store. i know that's strange but that's really what i thought of smelling this beer.

T- eeh. not roasted, not malty, just like drinking rum or something like that. not carbonated at all, ew.

M- superthin! at the least, i would have expected a beer this dense to be thick, but not at all. as i noted before there was no carbonation here either. like drinking motor oil.

D- no thanks!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2006 06:03:22 | More by acarroll413
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3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a dark black leaving a sudsy tan head that disappears slowly. The aroma of this brew is some what sweet with a "fluff"(marshmallow) like aroma. There is also a nice spicy sense of vanilla, cinnamon, allspice. The taste starts sour with a little bitter hop kick. There is a suttle coffee burnt feel on the palate and finishes watery in texture and body. Overall decent beer with some positive chocolate malt aromas.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2006 20:14:11 | More by Franchise
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3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received this from Mr. Doyle's beer of the month collection late last year.

Poured black with a very strong head initially but is now reduced to floating bubbles. Aroma was wonderful with the pour, strong coffee and chocolate notes. Taste is of sweet chocolate malts with a slight coffee and bittering hop finish. Mouthfeel is OK but a litte thinner than I had hoped. Drinkability is good with a lower than average abv and a good taste. Worth a shot if you can buy it.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2006 23:51:39 | More by arizcards
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2.7/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Aroma – I could smell the roasted malts while the beer was still being poured. When I took my first whiff there was still the strong smell of roasted malt, and a smooth sweetness with light chocolate and coffee notes. As time goes on and I got use to the roasted aroma and the beer warmed up the smell became sweeter while maintaining light coffee notes.

Appearance – This is a black beer. I took the lamp shade off and held the glass in front of the exposed light bulb and the light was completely blocked out without the beer even seeming to get lighter. The head is thin and dark tan with small densely packed bubbles with good stability. Leaves some really nice lace.

Flavor – The roasted malts team up with the hops to give this beer as strong bitter flavor. The bitterness comes very close to completely overpowering the moderate chocolate/coffee malt side of the taste characteristics. It finishes with a lingering bitterness and coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel – Has a medium body with a watery texture. The carbonation seems unusually lively for a stout. The finish has a light astringent feel to it.

Drinkability - The astringency of this beer makes me think that I couldn’t drink a lot of this at one time. Ultimately, I wish it had been more balanced and smother.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2005 01:35:26 | More by Countpopeula
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4.63/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pure black with a nice full creamy brown head. Roasty malt aroma with subtle dark chocolate underneath. Strong roasty malt flavors; robust for an Irish Dry Stout ... Thank God for American versions !! Medium bodied and lightly creamy (considering the low ABV) with a very dry roasty bitter finish.

Per ONBC website: OG 1.043 & 4.0 ABV.

Per BOM club notes:
40 IBU & 4.8% ABV
Malts: Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Black, Wheat.
Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Tettnang, East Kent Goldings.

Best Before: July 06 (notched on label)
Tasted: 09/23/05

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2005 19:09:18 | More by RBorsato
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New York

3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First rating from the Beer o' the Month club. W00T.

Pours dark, dark brown, very opaque. Has a short creamy brown head that has moderate retention. Moderate lacing, as well. Nose consists of some nice toasty malts, chocolates, caramel, hops, and alcohol. Taste follows, rather strong toasted malt flavor, very mildly sweet cocoa, more bitter than anything else. Good moderately heavy stout, not too thick, but not too thin either. Pretty decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2005 04:12:41 | More by aquatonex
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New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Completely opaque black body with a two-finger tan head that leaves a thin but creamy lacing. Nose is chocolate coffee and roasted malt though not well-pronounced. Light and pleasing carbonation, body is a little too thin and not at all creamy. Tastes like full-on roasted malt resulting in a nicely balanced and bittered flavor, though a little too subtle. There's a slight acridity, oatmealish, more evident in the finish. Goes down smooth and easy. Sessionable but not too notable.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2005 02:40:52 | More by ism
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pure black, topped with a two finger frothy khaki head, leaves webs of lacing.
Coffee, earthy aroma, "dirt", dark roasted malt.
Rich malty taste, "darkly floral", acrid, coffee grinds, some dark fruit and apple.
Medium-full bodied, an ok stout but nothing to write home about.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2004 17:42:57 | More by mschofield
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Nutfield Black 47 Stout from Old Nutfield Brewing Company, Ltd.
81 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.