Marston's - Pearl Jet Stout
Updated: Nov 19, 2020
Stout from the UK 🇬🇧
Brewed by the Marston's Brewery
Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom.
A bit about the beer
Ingredients - Water, English Aroma Hops, Fuggles and Goldings, roasted Malts, Marston’s strain of yeast
Stout beer is a dark, top-fermented beer and there are a number of varieties, including milk stout, oyster stout, oatmeal stout and imperial stout. The history and development of Porters and Stouts are intertwined. Porter was first used dating back to 1721 to describe dark brown beer made from roasted malts. It became very popular and brewers started making them in a variety of strengths. The stronger ones became known as Stout Porters. Over some time the term Stout has become associated with dark beer, rather than just strong beer.
English Oyster Stouts are dark and semi-sweet beers and are brewed using actual oyster shells. They are classified as “sweet stouts” , alongside milk stouts as well as cream stouts.
The Pearl Jet Stout is a nod to the classic English stouts and is often complimented by (but does not contain) oysters.
The official description from the website is of hints of chocolate, coffee and sweet treacle flavours and yet quite smooth and clean-tasting.
For me, it pours a jet black colour (suppose where the name comes from) and has a decent amount of light brown head which disappears fairly quickly. It has aromas of coffee and chocolate and the taste has a fair amount of bitterness with hints of caramel and roasted malt. The downside, compared to other Stouts I have had before it is a bit watery and lacks a bit of body and flavours.
Still a decent beer, but was hoping for more from this one.