Captain Bill Bartram's Damson Stout | Bartrams Brewery

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Bartrams Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bobsy on 09-09-2009

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3.81/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle conditioned from my dad, and sporting a best before of 2006. Apparently he picked this up at a market. Fortunately its held up impecably.

Pours a very dark red, bordering on black, with a large tan head that showed great retention and lace. Nose of gently roasted malts, chocolate, and rich fruit. Upfront the taste is lightly sour damson (which is a plum-like fruit for those unfamiliar), before giving way to dusty chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, anise and smoke. Slightly dry, bitter finish. Decent body with low carbonation.

Certainly a drinkable beer, and a nicely done stout. Not sure if I'd want more than one in an evening because I've never been overly fond of stouts that have a sour edge, but I would happily have another some other day.

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