Black Cab | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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263 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ferrari29 on 11-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
263
Reviews:
72
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.69%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
52
For Trade:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled and thankfully not clear glass and becoming more and more available, not only at Asda supermarket but also through all of the big national off licence chains

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Photo of chinchill
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle with a stamped BB date of 6 Jan. 2014.

Clear, very dark red-brown; opaque in the pint glass.

Aroma: fine but faint.

Feel: Medium body; medium+ (slightly too high?) carbonation.

Flavor: mild and light up front; some richness, mainly from dark malts, in the finish and aftertaste. A hint of coffee.

O: do not serve too cold: a richer and more complex flavor unfolds at warmer temps.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of FLima
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep black color with some red beams when exposed to light and a thin caramel head with short retention, but leaving some laces.
Light aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and nuts.
Flavor of roasted malts, earthy hops, strong coffee, a bit of licorice, nuts and cocoa, yeast and some muffled citrusy. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering roasted note. Lightly acid and spicy sensation.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Very good stout, dry and relatively unsweetened with nice roasted notes. Assertive, but not boring.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of puboflyons
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on March 8, 2014 and served around 45 degrees.

The pour is mainly dark mahogany brown but it does hovers around jet black, opaque look too. There is a long-lasting cream colored head that leaves a nice does of lacing as it fades and I drink it.

Subtle but in interesting aromas. Dark roasted malts, some black licorice, moderate sweetness, a little smoke, and water minerals.

Light to medium body makes it rather drinkable.

The taste also brings out the dark malts, sweetness, and caramel while the hop bitterness at the finish is a but more muted but definitely there. There is a dry lingering finish. Great pub beer! Bring it on!

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of tmzl
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Lightly pours with a large, beautiful brown, thick, bubbly head. Slow retention, mostly diminishing, thin layer stays on top. Leaves good amount of lacing. Colour is clear black (with light red hue). Definitely a good looker.

Smell: Mostly milk chocolate malt, also some light sweet roast, biscuit, nut and some yeasty, herbal earthiness. Light and smooth.

Taste: Smooth light/medium chocolate roast, caramel, nutty middle which goes into light spike of roast, maybe hop bitterness that lingers with you in the after taste - enjoyable. Light acidity present, keeps if fresh yet that dusty fillings remains.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium, yet creamy body. Soft carbonation, kinda dry, you want another sip. Maybe a bit more body would do it good.

Overall: Easy chocolaty, roasty sipper. Nice balance - good stuff.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of heygeebee
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From Leura. BB July 14.

A - black, tan one finger short lived head, some lace.

S - muted, doughy malts, choc.

T - wow! Good and well balanced, so much more appealing than the London Porter. Choc everywhere, balanced, amazing long lingering aftertaste of choc n nut. Hint licorice.

M - nicely carbonated but not overdone, dances on tongue. Light medium weight.

O - a real surprise. Sweeter than I expected, but the balance is just wonderful. And a blast of flavour for a 4.5% beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

At 4.5% ABV and 500 ml, this is a beer which shouldn't require you to call a cab after a bottle. But if you choose to do so anyway, call Fullers Black Cab. On to the beer:

The beer is black with ruby red hues along places as it sits in a glass. A decent head sits on top, okay retention and a few squirts of lacing. The aroma is soft, and at first is hard to get. The nose has a little molasses and a touch sweet. However, the beer is not as shy regarding its taste. It has a good overall flavor, complimented with molasses, unsweetened chocolate, raisins, and soft yeast. Furthering the joy is its light body and gentle carbonation.

No Black Cab for me to take me home after one of these, but I would tackle another bottle. A good lighter, easier drinking alternative to the brewery's London Porter.

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Black Cab from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
3.85 out of 5 based on 263 ratings.
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