Titanic Stout | Titanic Brewery

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Titanic StoutTitanic Stout

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Titanic Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-26-2003

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 36
Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a ruby tinge. Can't see through it its so dark. Topped with a huge whopping 5 fingers of foamy thick beige head.

Chocolate, berries, cocoa powder. Rich and chocolaty.

Chocolaty and very much like cocoa, but not bitter or overly sweet. A hint of bitterness on the end.

Moderate body, but it feels thick and rich. Foamy carbonation. Clean finish.

Very smooth, and rich in taste for 5% ABV. Found and drank in Bangkok, July 27th, 2015.

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Photo of Leeham991
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks perfect for a stout, totally black, couldn't even see my kitchen light through the glass. The head though wasn't so good so I can't say it was totally perfect.

As for smell and taste it is unfortunately a little generic, though certainly not bad. It would be hard to separate the flavour from other stouts on the market, though it is certainly up at the good end with no off flavours or bizarre metallic overtone. It is smooth in the mouth, though a little thinner than stronger stouts.

Overall it is a good stout. Seems like a nice entry level for people moving on from commercial stouts to the higher quality real ale and craft ale brands.

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Photo of gutbucket2
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle, bottle-conditioned. ap: almost black, long-lasting thick head. sm: roasted barley. ta: blackcurrant. mo: fairly light due to high carbonation. Ov: worthy stout, with a tang that is not sweet. Full of flavour. One of the longest-available bottle-conditioned ales in the UK.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ruby-tinged black with pitted, steady, creamy cappuccino head.
Berry sweetness, brown sugar and a bit of ashy roast on the nose.
Tannins, prune, acidic roast, a flash of sweetness the a big EKG hop hit.
IBU + roasty astringent linger.
Medium, very dry, slight chew.

Old school. Dark but not cloying, well-attenuated, no coffee or chocolate notes - just lean black malts. A winner.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2013. Picked up from a supermarket a while back and stored in my garage. A previous winner of CAMRA's Champion bottled beer.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A very dark reddish-brown that appears pitch black in the glass. Yields a large head of creamy light-brown foam with good retention; this slowly subsides to a surface layer. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, burnt grain, dried fruit, molasses, singed cake, earthy yeast and mild stewed hops. Rich and delicious - lovely.

Tastes of intense roasted malt with a strident bitter finish. Notes of burnt grain, coffee, chocolate, molasses, dried fruit, earthy yeast and mild stewed hops. Dry and faintly smoky, followed by a distinctly malty bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and mildly spicy, with great carbonation and good body. Not too thick, not too thin. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter roasted malt, coffee and stewed hops.

Fantastic - an excellent stout with a big flavour. Decidedly malt-driven, with plenty of roasty notes and bitterness. Looks the part, and the body is well-judged. This is exactly what I imagine when I think of the perfect English stout. A sterling effort from the Titanic brewery, and well worth sampling if you come across it.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hand-pulled pint in 'The Cock Hotel', Wellington: Dark, jet black, without any hints of any other colour. The tan head on top does hang around but it wasn't huge at the start.

The smells were of dark chocolate and coffee. Both overiding anything else that might have been in the aromas.

The taste is burnt/toasted malts, again with dark chocolate and coffee to the fore.

Like the bottled version, it is creamy and fullbodied, the flavours stay in the mouth. Really enjoyed it.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Solid black body with tanned head.

Big coffee, treacle, liquorice and treacle aromas, dark and tempting on the nose.

Slightly fruity start with rich buttery treacle toffee tastes spiked with yeasty notes and a clean crisp bitter aftertaste.

good solid mouthfeel though ever so slightly over carbonated.

Benchmark I guess a good standard stout, solid decent and enjoyable if not world class.

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Photo of AEK
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml brown bottle poured into a standard English pint pot.

A. Deep brown with a mountainous tanned head, it took five pours to empty the bottle due to the pillowy head.

S. Coffee notes and roasted malts.

T. Bitter chocolate, black coffee, charred wood smoke, slightly carbonated.

M. Medium bodied, oily.

D. Not a bad stout at all but there are better versions to be had out there.

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Photo of dartfulavenger
1.52/5  rDev -61%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Titanic beer used to be one of the best beers out there in my opinion.

They have recently started mass-producing Titanic Stout especially for the large supermarkets. This has resulted in them lowering the quality of their product by substituting real hops for synthetic chemical essences. The result of this is immediately obvious especially in its poor taste with a false sweetness lingering behind the after-taste.

I have brought in new bottles from many different supermarkets and the taste is still the same. I have kept the old bottles from the same supermarkets from three months ago as proof of how this beer has being ruined.

Real beer should be really real,
not pretend real!

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Photo of FreshHawk
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark root beer color with chestnut color on the edges. Full, thick, creamy, meringue like head that is sticky and has very good retention. Finally (and I do mean finally) settles into a thick creamy layer of lace.

S - Nice stout aroma with coffee initially with some dark and milk chocolate. Then roasted malt, along with an earthy woody aroma. Subtle nuttly smell and just a hint of hops.

T - Starts out with a mix of dark and milk chocolate and some strong black coffee. Then a strong roasted malt bitterness comes in. Mid sip has some earthy hops come out and some roasted nut and woodiness. Finishes with just a hint of tartness and a fair amount of roasted bitterness and earthy flavors with the chocolate and coffee in the background again (a bit more coffee than chocolate).

M - Between medium and light (a little on the thin side but that's expected with the ABV). Low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and drying but not as creamy as I was hoping.

D - Pretty easy to drink stout with very well balanced and ever changing flavors. The flavors have different strengths each sip and so each flavor is represented well throughout the bottle.

Notes: Best before 09/05/11. Solid example of a nice sessionable stout. Plenty of flavor especially given the ABV and flavor. This helps put away the myth that beers need a high ABV for high flavor. Well balanced and good integration of all the typical stout flavors. Really enjoyable stout, it's unfortunate that it doesn't get exported. Definitely worth grabbing although I'm not sure if it's quite good enough to go to a lot of trouble for.

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Photo of bobsy
4.71/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Probably one of those beers that will dwell in obscurity because its not made by an American brewery and isn't available in the States. Too bad, because this is an absolute gem, and deserves some recognition.

Pours as black as Rasputin's heart with a prodigious tan head that leaves sheets of lacing to complete the perfect appearance. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate smoke and coffee. The taste is a wonderful melange of coffee bitterness, countered by chocolate sweetness and firmly supported by an oatmeal smoothness and wafts of smoke. The body is full and creamy in a fashion that completely belies its lower ABV.

Fan-freaking-tastic stuff.

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Photo of ADZA
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a jet black colour with nice carbonation that leaves a one finger creamy head,it has aromas of dark roasted coffee,chocolate and blackcurrants,it has an above average mouthfeel that feels full at the start and finishes a little light with notes of roasted expresso coming thru with a watery hop finish not bad but definately no world beater by any means.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Picked this up at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

Bottle into a pint glass.

APPEARANCE: Larger tan head looks thin and somewhat bubbly. Head pops and sets pretty bumpy and uneven. It's pretty persistent and a thick film sticks around. Laces nicely as well. Pitch black with a decent amount of carbonation.

SMELL: Roasted barley malt and coffee on the first nose. Some dark fruits and hops. Decent smell and decent strength as well.

TASTE: Strong on the coffee and some pure chocolate as well. Chocolate sticks around in the aftertaste. Nothing overwhelming and tastes nice.

PALATE: Thin body and lots of carbonation. Finishes pretty dry and goes down pretty smooth as well. Too thin and carbonated for this style, but is still smooth with no real bite.

OVERALL: A nice beer, could drink a few, but there are others out there that are more impressive. I won't be looking for this again, but if I came across one by chance I wouldn't hesitate.

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Photo of wl0307
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted at The Capitol, a Wetherspoon’s pub in Forest Hill, SE London. This beer is one of the offerings during the chain’s Full Moon Beer Festival in late October.

A: black colour, with ruby hues when seen against light; good creamy beer head settles to a lasting sheet of foam on the top.
S: sour-fruitiness (e.g. plums and red grapes), hops and roasted barley approach hand in hand, echoed by a deep but not intrusive sour roastiness firmly in the background.
T: the vinous edge of plums and dark malts lead the palate; the milder layer of cocoa and deep-roasted coffee beans follow closely, towards a roast-nutty, soothing, and dryish bitterness mixed well with a touch of dried leafy hops and plenty of sour dark stone-fruits. The finish sees more roastiness, a bit like char, lingering at the back of the tongue.
M&D: superbly balanced on the body and smooth on the mouthfeel, yet retaining a light, even refreshing palate throughout. The sourness and bitterness are tuned to such an extent that every single element is in a harmonious state… A remarkable old-fashioned stout on draught!

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Photo of dwheeler
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a nice looking 500 ml bottle , CAMRA approved. Jet black beer with a nice rocky off white head. Limited carbonation. Aroma is roasty malt, maybe a little bit of earthy English hop deep in the background. This is a beer that needs to be served at the correct temperature, at fridge temp it had a very subdued roasty flavour, with thick mouthful. After it warmed up a little, wow, a wonderful smooth chocolate maltyness came through, lovely. The full mouthful and smooth chocolate flavour developed into a wonderful mocha flavour that was something to savour. I couldn’t detect much hop character, all chocolate and roast malt. Finishes with smooth roasty bitterness. Great beer, one of the smoothest easy drinking stouts that I have tasted, they pull that chocolate thing off so nicely, it never descends into astringent bitterness.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle bought from Sainsburys...

Poured completely black - no hint of colour even when held up to the light... Creamy tan head poured quite thick and faded to a thin layer...

Aroma - Dark chocolate, roast malts, dark fruit, coffee, some smokiness, brown sugar, woody/leather notes...

Taste – Toasted malts, nutty, fruity (raisin, blackcurrent), definite smokey/woody notes, bitter dark chocolate...

Feel - Smooth and dry... full bodied.

Overall - An excellent stout.... Highly recommended !!

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Photo of cypressbob
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle

Pours with a deep dark black body, tan head with pretty good retention, some lacing

Smell, some esters coming off. Slight hint of vanilla and turkish delight, little bit of chocolate

Taste, smooth dry roasted malt, a fair bit of chalkiness in there but not excessive. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish, some hint of dark chocolate too

A solid stout, a little too much of a dry lingering chalkiness but pretty good

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Photo of GreenCard
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 30-06-06...

Appearance: deep dark brown, opaque, medium layer of tan foam with bubbles suspended, good head retention, lots of lace

Aroma: lush roastiness with a hint of soy sauce, malty undercarriage and just a faint trace of diacetyl

Flavor: quite mild malt sweetness rounding off the edges of a full roastiness, passion-fruity hop flavor as the roast trails off, then a finishing bitterness (more from the hops than the grain), finishes dry with chocolate and coffee notes and a touch of iron in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: full body, low carbonation, somewhat rough in texture

Other comments: Definitely a solid, well-crafted stout. And this bottled version definitely deserves the "CAMRA Champion Bottled Beer of Britain 2004" title mentioned on the label; fresh and full-flavored.

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Photo of rastaman
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Really enjoyed it, light and approachable. Roasty, chocolatey, with a slight smoky character, with a touch of acid and citrus from the hops. Mild, yet tasty, nice soft mouthfeel, some chalkyness, medium long roasted finish, loved the texture and the flavour too.

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Titanic Stout from Titanic Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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