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Beer – #749 – Fuller’s – Black Cab Stout

Fuller’s Black Cab Stout, a beer that I’ve seen being enjoyed by some of my connections on the inter tubes and I have FOMO, and that ends now.

Named in honour of that icon of the Capital, the famous London taxi

This is a beer that is 4.5% ABV, 40 IBU,  and 138 calories a serve, and 1.78 standard drinks in NZ

Brewed by Fuller’s brewed in the style: Stout and that was done in London, England

Black Cab is a brilliant new Fuller’s 4.2% ABV Stout. Named in honour of that icon of the

Been in a few, drunk, never drank one though

Been in a few, drunk, never drank one though

Capital, the famous London taxi, this tasty dark beer, from London’s only traditional brewery, will transport you to the days when porters and stouts were Londoners’ drink of choice. Now being rediscovered by today’s discerning drinker, this style of stout delivers a rich full flavour from the chocolate malts in the brew, giving way to a satisfying creamy finish.

Brewed with a combination of five different malts, some heavily roasted for a near jet black appearance, and beneath its dark exterior features luxurious red berry notes, toasty aromas on the nose and culminates in a dry, bitter finish.

So, what could possibly go wrong?

That has a lovely rich chocolate smooth aroma on opening, as it did with a lively hiss  Promising start.

Pour is a pitch blackness with a big white fluff, almost milk coffee colour, head, which settles to a smaller manageable layer quite quickly

Aroma in the glass is a fainter chocolate/coffee with an underlying bitter note like cold coffee perhaps.

Fuller’s Black Cab StoutTaste is quite large, with a lot of burnt rich upfront toasted flavours that washes over to a sharp and pointed finish.

The disappointment in this is that, for me , it lacks punch in the middle bit where you might like a bit of body.

On the upside it is a beer with a lower/lowish ABV that makes it something you could enjoy a couple of, and this is beer that is quite enjoyable, I noticed as I noticed that quite a lot has been drunk in the purposes of thinking about it.

In drinking this I’m enjoying the nice lingering tastes that this leaves, slightly sweet and sugary and lip smacking if you will.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. It is jolly nice drinking a cold and flavoursome beer that refreshes and makes you smile. It has an abundance of flavour and aromas but is slightly short in the body part where you might like a bit more of that soft fluffy taste to full your taste senses out. Other than that I wish I’d brought two.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? It is everywhere to be honest.
  • Am I enjoying it? I am, I now know what I’ve been missing out on. This is an honest to goodness decent stout.
  • Would I have another? I wold and will
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? I often drink a Guinness and I think next up I might swap that for this and see if my buddy thinks the same, I’m sure they might.

Music for this: ” Hey Marseilles ” have a selfie, I’m listening on Spotify 

Hey Marseilles is an Indie folk and Chamber Pop band from Seattle,


Many stouts do not fit the classic “Irish” definition as exemplified by Guinness, either due to their hop or roast rates, or higher gravity (in the case of many American stouts). They are still basic stouts, however, not falling into any of the subclasses.


2 comments on “Beer – #749 – Fuller’s – Black Cab Stout

  1. Paul ballarin
    March 12, 2016

    You need to try the Fullers Imperial Stout much better I think, and it comes in a box.


    • Philip Walter
      March 12, 2016

      I made the mistake of buying the Batemans bottle in a box, I shall however look for the Fuller version on my travels. I did like this though.


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