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Black Cab - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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very good

199 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 8
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ferrari29 on 11-20-2011

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77th Review
Served in half pint glass

Enjoyed at Churchill Arms on Christmas Eve while visiting London.

A: Medium brown. No visible head, but a few soapy, tan bubbles appear after I take the first sip.

S: Coffee, dark chocolate, and burnt/well-toasted dark roasted malt. Hint of candied pecans and molasses. Coffee notes come thru more than anything else though.

T: Bold, dark roasted coffee start to finish. Not too much else going on here and that is kind of boring to me. I get a little dark roasted malt and chocolate, but these subtle flavours are overshadowed by coffee.

M: Medium bodied and almost no carbonation.

O: A somewhat enjoyable english stout served on cask; however, I personally think it smells better than it tastes as there is just nothing going on for me other than coffee. I'd be curious to try this on draft and a little colder to see if the profile of the beer changes as temp changes.

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3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Black with a slight orange hue in the light not much of a head but a little bit of lacing.
S- Very sweet, but in a great way. roasted malt up front, chocolate all throughout adn some anise at the very end.
T- Cocoa, roast malt, not very sweet, pretty dry in fact. Bitter coffee flavor without the nice roast coffee flavors. the bitterness stays with you in the aftertaste.
M- Cask so it's nice and smooth with a lighter body than I would have expected, easy drinking none the less.
O- Not bad but I was let down by the taste. It just could have been a bit maltier and if it had the chocolate undertones the aroma delivered I would have been very happy with it. I guess I can't be too critical though as it is a Dry Stout. maybe just not my style of stout.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is lacking for sure. A dark brown color from the bottle, black in the glass, but with an almost clear brown watery look held to the light. Carbonation is poor and has non retention.

The aromas gives off chocolate and coffee, a lack of sugars and deep sweetness give the impression of a lighter beer, but by NO means would one think this is under 6% in the nose.

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The smell was brown sugar and Hersey Kisses.

The taste was nutty with some cocoa. Not too sweet. Very well balanced and very drinkable.

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Beer poured into a Nonic shaped pint glass at the Melton Mowbray. 300th review.

A - Beer poured with a dark and deep black colored body; no lacing formed on the edge of the glass; head formed a thin bubbly and soapy caramel colored head; one finger in size

S - Coffee; deep espresso; dry jerky; mostly straight coffee, some dark chocolate notes, but not much

T - The website says it "delivers a rich full flavour from the chocolate malts" but I didnt really get that in my beer; dark roasted malt flavor; burnt toast; coffee; some bitter-hop taste, but very light

M - Rough coffee bean aftertaste; liquid mouth feel and not much body; could have been a lot fuller; dry roasted taste

D - Not bad; looks very watery; could use more body; still looking for those chocolate notes; otherwise, it makes a good stout and after dinner or bar time drink

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Black Cab from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
86 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.