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England, United Kingdom
English Stout
Ranked #47
Ranked #20,450
3.81 | pDev: 11.81%
Dec 28, 2022
Nov 20, 2011
Very Good
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Notes: Brewed with the knowledge of London’s oldest family brewer, Fuller’s Black Cab is a rich, dark stout that transports you to a time gone by. London was famous for stouts in the 19th century - and we’re on a journey to make that the case again.
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Best before 2023/10/01
Pours a large frothy 2 finger tan head with great retention, frothy thick lacing, very dark just about black color

Nose nice dark roasted malt up front, some coffee, little dark chocolate, baking spices, touch toasted biscuits,

Taste brings more roasted malts, not char like but a heavy roast, extra dark coffee, dark chocolate and cocoa, extra toasted biscuits, coffee cream with a bit of a creamy oatmeal note, some bitterness from roast and mild spicy earthy hops

Mouth is med bod, creamy, med creamy carb

Overall solid English stout, somewhere between oatmeal stout and porter, nice all around, as expected from Fuller's
Dec 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
500ml bottle.
L: Black with one finger of tan head that reduces to a ring and leaves some spotty lacing.
S&T: Smoky roasted malt and chocolate.
F: Lightweight.
O: A restrained, lightly dry, English stout. Tidy and enjoyable but not memorable.
Dec 19, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by MBrinzo

Nov 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Sample from bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Very dark brown, nearly black colour, tan head. Aroma and flavour have mild roasty notes, mild coffee, chocolate. Silky smooth flavour, very pleasant to drink. Sure, there are "bigger" stouts out there, but this one is impossible to dislike.
May 15, 2021
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Reviewed by James94 from England

4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Pitch black with a slight hint of brown towards the bottom, little head even on the initial pour
S: Well done toast, toffee, wheat
T: Chocolate, well done buttered toast, dark fruits, brown sugar
F: Medium-well bodied, slight too much carbonation

O: 4.25
Apr 23, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

Jan 27, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by alesinwales from Wales

Nov 06, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by eldoctorador from Chile

Jul 15, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by insouciantx from New York

Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Dec 29, 2019
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Reviewed by TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Medium: Capped, nonic glass.
Opacity: Almost opaque.
Color: Black with a soft copper hue.
Head: Creamy and foamy light brown 2-3 finger.
Legs: Decent overall.
Smell: Cherries/Light smoke/Toffee.
Taste: Dark malts/Coffee/Cocoa/Walnuts.
Feel: Roasted/Toasty/Earthy/Wood.
Body: Medium slick and creamy, okay roundness.
Carbonation: Slightly crispy but long lasting.
Overall: Moderately dry and chalky. Very good quality dry stout.

Visual 8/10 - Flavors 7/10 - Sensations 7/10 - Balance 7.5/10 -
Freshness 4/10 - Intensity 6/10 - Complexity 7.5/10 - Appreciation 7.5/10
Dec 10, 2019
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Reviewed by KooVee from Finland

4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
50cl bottle, 3m bb.

Very dark brown with a ruby hue when illuminated. Medium thick dark beige head thins out quickly but leaves a nice creamy film.

Aroma is predominantly dark chocolate with a hint of herbal/spicy hops at the end. Appetizing.

Mouthfeel starts with just the right amount of carbonation, with sweet and creamy oats riding at the front. The chocolate takes on some espresso notes, but this is not very roasted at all. Subtle bitterness on the tongue. At the very end the roasted notes finally arrive, a bit hollow at this point.

Understated, but very well balanced. Not really dry, chocolate being the dominant flavour. Eminently quaffable. For those who appreciate a sense of proportion and design.
Nov 09, 2019
Rated: 3.13 by Lanas from Greece

Oct 23, 2019
Rated: 4.42 by Rymish from Colorado

Jun 01, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by arzt from Germany

Feb 24, 2019
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

2.94/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
L- Effectively black, except at margins of the glass when held up right by a light. Pours with thin head that swiftly clears to smallest amount of lacing.
S- Roasted toasty grains, what you expect.
T- Toasty, quite dry, smokey-toasted grains at the end.
F- It does feel like a 4.5%, relatively light for a beer with this depth of flavour. It is refreshing.
O- I'm not a born stout/porter drinker. The few I've enjoyed have been at the heavier end of the ABV% scale, perhaps German Schwarzbiers? This is highly rated here so stout/porter fans might wish to overlook my rating.
Nov 16, 2018
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
From Labirratorium. 2 months after bbf date. In Teku glass. Watching X-Men 2. Really strong bitterness with herb grass notes. Starts sweet and light but ends up being fairly bitter, with some artificial note
Mar 05, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by igl from Russian Federation

Feb 24, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Feb 01, 2018
Rated: 3.66 by Exeter from Canada (AB)

Dec 22, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by Martine from England

Dec 06, 2017
Rated: 3.95 by Nrod from Argentina

Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 4.22 by beer_bottle from Colorado

Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 4.53 by Frankgabriel2383 from Dominican Republic

Aug 04, 2017
Rated: 4.17 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jul 14, 2017
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Reviewed by schavuytje from Netherlands

4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice pot, half a bottle of beer, and another maltic naughty 5 kinds of malt that indeed color black like a London cab, full of dry dry but full bowl, just tap
Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 4.48 by BVGDrug from Russian Federation

Jun 03, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Mar 27, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by Beerasaurus from Virginia

Mar 20, 2017
Rated: 4 by bmaggot from Lithuania

Jan 15, 2017
Rated: 3 by peerialo from Finland

Jan 07, 2017
Rated: 3.33 by Robertas from Lithuania

Jan 06, 2017
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
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.
Dec 12, 2016
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Reviewed by retry4z from California

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
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.
Oct 19, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Oct 04, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

Oct 03, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by andyjeigh from Oklahoma

Sep 26, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by KStark from Canada (BC)

Sep 23, 2016
Rated: 4.41 by TonyTwins from Nebraska

Sep 16, 2016
Black Cab from Fuller's
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 288 ratings