Black Cab | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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261 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
England, United Kingdom
fullers.co.uk

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ferrari29 on 11-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
261
Reviews:
71
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
52
For Trade:
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Photo of mrfrancis
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmaggot
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of peerialo
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Robertas
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle at Heathrow. Almost black pour with tiny beige head, barely more than a ring. Roast grain, burnt toast and a touch of sweetness for the aroma. Body seems a tad light. Taste had the roasty bitterness up front, minor sweet flavors. Not bad, but on target.

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Photo of retry4z
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served at slightly below room temperature from a bottle.

Medium high malt intensity characterized by predominantly bittersweet chocolate and roasted grain, with secondary moderate burnt bread crust and burnt caramel notes. No esters detected. Medium low earthy hop aroma. A hint of smokiness and peat that may come from both the hops and the roasted grain.

Deep brown with ruby highlights when brought up to light. Clear, with frothy tan persistent head.

Moderate high roasted malt character with moderate cocoa and burnt crust flavor. Low earthy hop flavor with moderate bitterness intensified by the roasted grain. Well-balanced between the hop bitterness and malt roastiness. Finish is dry with a slightly lingering bitterness.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. No alcohol warmth detected. Slightly creamy, and slight astringency stemming from the roasted malt.

Overall a black beer with a high roasted grain and cocoa character. I would prefer more coffee note, otherwise it is a dry, quite simple beer.

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Photo of Mack
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andyjeigh
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KStark
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TonyTwins
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of windowside
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hmeljko
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My girlfriend bought this beer by random choice and she nailed it. Very drinkable creamy stout with great taste. Pure pleasure, highly recommended.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Everydayoff
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on nitro-tap in a Fuller’s Black Cab pint glass at W District, Bangkok.

The showcase is almost jet black with very dark brown tinge. Thick tan head is silky and creamy from that nitro effect while everlastingly withstands with exceptional retention and generates lots of sticky patch and web of nice lacing. There are also lots of bubbles from carbonation appeared on the glass-side.

The aroma is that all what you can expect from Stout; chocolate, creamy, coffee, and roasted malt. Hops are also there exhibiting a big note of citrus and red-berries.

Sweet in the flavor sensation with its robust malty goodness, roasted malt nicely paves the way with a note of burnt biscuit, chocolate, coffee, and some astringency. Hops come into play if you carefully notice with a citrusy and little bitter taste.

The body is light with low carbonation and some crisp while mouthfeel is velvety smooth with a wave of soft effervescence and finish with dryness on the palate.

Very straightforward Stout, you can’t go wrong with it, a big quaffable and very drinkable one.

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Photo of clarknova
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of toscanoigor
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPadilla
1/5  rDev -74%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Slongie
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisCage
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- This one pours the typically dark dark brown/black color and looks to be rather clear when put up against light, especially around the top ring of the liquid. Carbonation appears to be fine in nature and the head was not as impressive as I was hoping for, that being a patchwork of thin film over the brew, however, what is there retains rather well and looks creamy! The lacing is not overly impressive either, with the foam quickly sliding back into the brew!....ok overall....

S- Rather mild aromas in general with black malts, dark chocolate, black coffee being the dominant smells. Slightly sweet caramel/toffee fills the body and the finish is dry and Earthy....perhaps slightly spicy and/or of fruit pits and hints of hop leaf.

T- This is rather mild on the palate flavor wise, however again, there is plenty happening here....the cocoa notes are definitely there, but they take on a dark chocolate covered cherry flavor, along with background flavors of espresso and licorice root....as this warms up, everything becomes more bold and the bitterness of the black malts used show more prominently, but the flavors don't stick inside my mouth like a traditional stout would perhaps....it's nice!

M/O- Light in body and the carbonation is creamy smooth, with wee tight bubbles popping ever so delicately on my palate! Overall, this is quite drinkable and everything balances well, providing a well crafted dry stout that is easy on the palate yet has all of the characteristics one would expect....will buy again and I recommend this especially to those who are perhaps breaking into this style!

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Photo of Shadman
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hdtrice
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thryptamine
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Simple yet nice tasting stout, not much aroma, bitter chocolate and dark coffee combination that delivers decent bitterness but does not stick around too long. Not much foam retention.

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Black Cab from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
3.84 out of 5 based on 261 ratings.
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