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Black Cab - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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157 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | 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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New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 02:59:23 | More by JohnFatAss
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2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

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3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle $3.99. I've never seen this before so I snapped it right up for four bucks. Dark black color like a stout would. Aroma is muted, bit of malt. Flavor is very nice, chocolate, delicious. Extremely easy to drink, I killed the pint in about ten minutes. Yum.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 05:04:51 | More by ArrogantB
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-26-2013 22:31:41 | More by Mattias
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-25-2013 22:01:06 | More by BeerLover99
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

01-20-2013 00:47:38 | More by ab39z
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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at home - poured black (well, very dark brown) - none of the ruby colouration seen with other stouts - with tan frothy head that dissipated but left tracing on the glass. Aroma - very reminiscent of chocolate (70% cocoa of course - not milk). Flavour is chocolate and espresso coffee - with full, mellow mouthfeel. Good balance of sweetness and bitterness. Same again, please!”

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 22:35:41 | More by triskadekaphobia
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Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: cask

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

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-06-2013 20:18:40 | More by NightINgale
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3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 01:00:46 | More by mscudder
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

12-22-2012 05:00:31 | More by wattoclone
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-17-2012 22:58:28 | More by Polasiuss
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-09-2012 20:31:53 | More by Alex-by
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-09-2012 18:01:59 | More by Pelicanrocks
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

11-14-2012 16:02:42 | More by AdrianMendez
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

10-13-2012 07:35:04 | More by pin
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-12-2012 17:44:30 | More by Evil_Pidde
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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: black deep color a big head with small bubbles that dissipates slowly and leaves behind some traces on the glass. Almost no light can pass through and so carbonation cannot be seen but a permanent layer keeps on top of the beer.

S: a sweet aroma is sensed with some dark barley back body.

T: flavor is good, again some caramel and toasted malts in the back there are some hops.

M: balanced between sweetness and bitterness just a little detail is that body is not bold enough for a stout besides that is a very well done beer with character and excelente sensation in the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 05:48:57 | More by karait95
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-04-2012 12:51:57 | More by Maiacetus
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New York

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very dark red (close to near black) in color. It poured with a short off white head that died down but left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of chocolate in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of chocolate along with notes of roasted malts and hints of lactose. There is a very slight amount of bitterness. The roasted malt flavors become a little stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, smooth and a little airy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a nice light stout that is perfectly sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 23:53:35 | More by metter98
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3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very dark brown, blackish, brew, a tan head leaving very much lacing, and soem lacing.

Burned notes, soy sauce, cold coffee, charcuterie.

Starting with ashes, black bread, cured meat, dark roasted coffee.

Medium high carbonation, a bit fizzy, a medium body, coarse and dry.

A very powerful stout, maximal darkness.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 19:22:03 | More by rarbring
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-10-2012 06:59:08 | More by petluo
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4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a very nice dark brown-black color with about a finger of tanned off-white head!

S: Nice rosty aroma combine with dark chocolate notes! slight fruitiness from the yeast on the back!

T: Super good Chocolaty taste well balance with a nice roastiness and bitterness! You can slightly taste the fruitiness from the yeast!

M: Full Body,medium carbonation, super nice coating body!

O: a Superb dry stout, excelent for any occasion.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 01:16:05 | More by joecalderoni
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a dark black colour with a nice creamy off white head.

Smells dark and roasty, very stout-like.

Tastes very much of dark roasty malts with a slight coffee bitterness, very smooth and drinkable.

Overall a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 22:23:16 | More by CwrwAmByth
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opaque black with oxblood edges and creamy, honeycombed cafe-au-lait head that trails instantly. Nose is smoked sausage with soil and black currant underneath.
Acidic black malts, cold espresso, blackberry, slight roasty bite, and gentle woody hops.
Hot cocoa finish and bitter baker's chocolate linger. Soft, creamy, round, the lighter side of medium.

Nose got me excited, but this is a pretty understated stout. The flavors could be bigger (Fuggles and Goldings get lost), and it's smooth (that'd be the oats) but a bit thin, which tells me drinkability is the aim here.

Nice, but I'd expect more from the makers of the prototypical London Porter.

Note: labeled 4.5% in bottles

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 18:25:11 | More by StJamesGate
Black Cab from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
85 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.