Black Cab | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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3.8/5
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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
Ranking:
#21,437
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
273
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
56
Trade:
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Ratings: 273 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of JonnoWillsteed
2.94/5  rDev -22.6%
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.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
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

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Photo of igl
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Exeter
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Martine
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nrod
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beer_bottle
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StormAles
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schavuytje
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
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

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Photo of BVGDrug
4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrfrancis
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmaggot
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of peerialo
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Robertas
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
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 +7.4%
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 -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andyjeigh
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KStark
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TonyTwins
4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Black Cab from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 273 ratings