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United Kingdom (Wales)

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This deliciously dark oatmeal stout is brewed with a combination of dark malts, roasted barley and oats to give complex roasted flavours and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Brewed in honour of Jack Black, the mysterious cobbler of Llareggub, this is the latest in our range of Dylan Thomas inspired beers.

Jack Black is part of our Dylan Thomas inspired range which includes Milkwood and Organ Morgan.

Added by CwrwAmByth on 03-01-2013

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

500ml Bottle: BBD the end of Feb 14. Poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 13th Nov 13.

As the name suggests, this is black in colour: on top a full creamy tanned head.

The nose is all about over roasted malts, as is the taste: slightly watery and lacking in depth but not a bad brew even if it comes across a little thin in the body. Mild chocolate and coffee notes within the blend of flavours, the finish is dry and fairly bitter.

Not the greatest Oatmeal Stout I've had, but not the worst either.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2014. Picked up a little while back from a B&M store. Described as an oatmeal stout; named after another Dylan Thomas character.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A dark reddish-brown colour that appears black in the glass. Forms a large head of creamy beige foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before settling as a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of mild roasted malt, grain, fruity ale yeast, a twinge of dried fruit and faint stewed leaves. A hint of sweetness. Quite bland.

Tastes of mild roasted malt with a dry, lingering finish. Notes of roasted grain, faint burnt notes, fruity ale yeast, subtle dried fruit, a twinge of molasses/caramel and stewed leaves. A touch of sweetness, followed by a restrained, malty bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation but a thin, insubstantial body for the style. Could stand to be more creamy. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of weak roasted malt and yeast.

Meh - a bog-standard stout. Looks alright, but that's its best attribute. The aroma and flavour have a mild roasted malt character with hints of grain and yeast. Little depth to hold your interest. So-so body; too thin. Another cheap beer pumped out for the masses. Nothing terrible but I would hesitate to recommend it - no need to seek it out.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a dimpled pint mug.

Pours a clear reddy-brown/black colour with a pretty nice off-white head. Good lacing.

Smells of strong malts - burnt and sweet.

Tastes weaker than it smells, fairly watery and lacking in that creamy sweetness you'd want from an oatmeal stout. That same burnt aspect though, with a slight sweetness and some bitter hops on the finish.

Overall a disappointment but not particularly bad either, especially considering it's cheap and mass made.

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Brains Jack Black from Brains
3.32 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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