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Black Cab - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
85
very good

166 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ferrari29 on 11-20-2011)
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Reviews by FLima:
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FLima

Brazil

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Deep black color with some red beams when exposed to light and a thin caramel head with short retention, but leaving some laces.
Light aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and nuts.
Flavor of roasted malts, earthy hops, strong coffee, a bit of licorice, nuts and cocoa, yeast and some muffled citrusy. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering roasted note. Lightly acid and spicy sensation.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Very good stout, dry and relatively unsweetened with nice roasted notes. Assertive, but not boring.

04-07-2014 02:30:15 | More by FLima
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oberon

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -1.3%

Poured a deep dark chocolate brown with some ruby highlights showing thru,a half finger lighter beige head head atop.Big dry roastiness in the nose and not much more than that,it's nice but really one sided.Big dry roastiness on the palate,earthy with some woodiness with underlying bitter chocolate that off sets the roast just enough.This is old school with its big roast and dryer tones.

02-27-2013 22:08:32 | More by oberon
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-18-2014 23:01:26 | More by FadetoBock
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chip26

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-13-2014 23:39:28 | More by chip26
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-20-2013 23:17:26 | More by Jason
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +9%

On cask draught at Kickoff in Waterloo.

Poured into a Fuller's ale glass. Dark as coffee, thick-looking brew, with a half inch of sturdy, creamy foam. Sheets of lacing. Fine looking brew.

Nose is coffee, dry roasted malt, a bit of chocolate (dry), perhaps some molasses as well.

Fine English stout that has a good dryness without being oppressively dry, if that makes any sense. Easy to drink - this became my go-to for the rest of the evening. Nice roasted flavour, dry grain and finish, but with some coffee and chocolate lingering in the back.

Creamy, nice thickness to this. Carb on the cask pump is mild - since the brew is on the dry side, I don't mind the lower carb.

It's hard to put any stout or porter against Fuller's London Porter and expect to win, and I don't think this one does that, but a brew's job isn't to be "better" than something else. Each style has their own positive attributes, and this one has those in spades. This is a drier brew, and a damned sessionable one at that, and I likes it fine.

01-12-2013 00:06:56 | More by JohnnyBarman
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.9%

12-22-2012 05:00:31 | More by wattoclone
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rawknrall

Uruguay

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

09-26-2013 20:24:11 | More by rawknrall
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%

500 ml bottle with a stamped BB date of 6 Jan. 2014.

Clear, very dark red-brown; opaque in the pint glass.

Aroma: fine but faint.

Feel: Medium body; medium+ (slightly too high?) carbonation.

Flavor: mild and light up front; some richness, mainly from dark malts, in the finish and aftertaste. A hint of coffee.

O: do not serve too cold: a richer and more complex flavor unfolds at warmer temps.

04-18-2014 03:36:08 | More by chinchill
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AdrianMendez

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

11-14-2012 16:02:42 | More by AdrianMendez
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-14-2013 21:24:01 | More by acurtis
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

16oz glass at Beer Revolution YEGDT.

This beer appears a solid black, with prominent cola highlights, and one finger of loosely foamy, and generally wispy beige head, which leaves some unraveling webbed lace around the glass as things duly drop away.

It smells of roasted bready pale malt, a bit of dried stone fruit, wet ash, and leafy, earthy hops. The taste is more toasty pale and caramel malt, a touch of bittersweet chocolate, cold cinders, a soft pithy nuttiness, mild dry coffee notes, and earthy, dusty hops.

The carbonation is light, and plainly pleasant, the body a so-so medium weight, and a bit too edgy to be deemed all that smooth, though a hint of creaminess seems to punch through. It finishes just off-dry, the struggling malt sweetness giving it one last feeble hurrah.

A decent Irish Dry, the roastedness and fuller (hah!), rounder mouthfeel (when compared to you know who) making for an enjoyable tipple. It is nice to sip on a stout and not feel the heat, as well. Worthy of this convivial yuletide pub atmosphere, I must say!

12-18-2013 22:49:17 | More by biboergosum
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KristijanG

Slovenia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-21-2014 12:45:59 | More by KristijanG
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reaganrvltn

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-10-2014 19:15:15 | More by reaganrvltn
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-03-2013 21:39:37 | More by Ciocanelu
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

A really nice stout. I loved the bottle with Rolls Royce looking black cab on the label.
As for the beer, it looks like a stout.
Black in color with a tan head.
Roasted malt smell.
Taste is of roasted malts. Very dry.
Black Cab is a little on the heavy side, very filling and enjoyable.

01-30-2013 02:59:23 | More by JohnFatAss
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-23-2013 02:26:38 | More by hooliganlife
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-21-2013 17:09:13 | More by aztraz
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Mbpike

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-26-2014 13:56:05 | More by Mbpike
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

An import with a discernible freshness date, huzzah! BBD of 06 Jan 14

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 2 fingers of tan head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Carob & roastyness

T: Follows the nose, slight figgyness & licorice notes, but roastyness dominates, plus dryness up front. Faint cocoa notes mix with roastyness, faint figgyness woody & leafy hops as this warms. Finishes dry, roasty, & a whisper of figgyness

MF: Medium body with slight carbonation, becomes fairly creamy

Easy drinker, spot on for the style would to try this on cask or nitro

10-03-2013 04:22:32 | More by russpowell
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GregaR


4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-20-2014 20:08:27 | More by GregaR
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-21-2013 04:26:59 | More by ohiobeer29
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leinie13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-26-2014 03:16:14 | More by leinie13
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-25-2014 22:47:14 | More by GRG1313
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mscudder

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -5%

Really was excited to be able to acquire one of these! My favorite from this brewery has been their porter, which I would deem world class. Let us see how this goes...

Into a pint.

A - Black hue with a good sized milk-chocolate head. Good retention with some good, big-bubbled, lacing left behind.

S - Soft and subtle chocolate. Pinch of iced coffee.

T - Not a ton of flavor to speak of in this one. A blend of iced coffee, cocoa powder, dark malts and a pinch of bitterness on the finish. All the flavors are nice, yet none of them jump off the palette yielding a big smile across my face.

M - Medium body, low carbonation with a bit of fizzyness. Bolder than I expected in a 4.5% ABV (then again this is the lowest I have encountered in a stout)

O - Really wanted to love it; just fell short of the porter I am so very fond of.

12-25-2012 01:00:46 | More by mscudder
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Black Cab from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
85 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.