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Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') Black Pearl Oyster Stout

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent28 Feb 2024
The Red LionRamsgate, Kent20 Dec 2023
Montefiore ArmsRamsgate, Kent17 Nov 2023
The Hovelling Boat InnRamsgate, Kent03 Nov 2023
The River Ale HouseEast Greenwich, Greater London26 Oct 2023
Furlongs Ale HouseFaversham, Kent27 Sep 2023
Gadds' Beer Shop & TaproomBroadstairs, Kent16 Sep 2023
Little Swift (formerly The Night Swift, The Bottle Shop)Margate, Kent09 Jun 2023
Sonder (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse; The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse)Broadstairs, Kent26 Feb 2023
The New InnCanterbury, Kent26 Oct 2022
The Hoptimist Taproom & BarDover, Kent08 Sep 2022
The UnicornCanterbury, Kent25 Nov 2021
The CockpitChislehurst, Greater London25 Aug 2021
The Boating Pool (formerly Ravensgate Arms By The Sea)Ramsgate, Kent18 Apr 2021
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent23 Feb 2020
Mind the GapBroadstairs, Kent31 Jan 2020
The Conqueror AlehouseRamsgate, Kent04 Jan 2020
Larkins' AlehouseCranbrook, Kent30 Nov 2019
The Black DogWhitstable, Kent10 Aug 2019
This Ancient Boro'Tenterden, Kent30 Jul 2019
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festivals 2019 & 2022Margate, Kent20 Apr 2019
Donna's Ale HouseSittingbourne, Kent14 Feb 2019
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2019Dover, Kent01 Feb 2019
The Tap RoomCliftonville, Kent07 Apr 2018
The LanesDover, Kent14 Dec 2017
The Man of Kent Ale HouseRochester, Kent01 Nov 2017
Yard of AleSt Peter's, Kent06 Jun 2017
The Great TreeRamsgate, Kent03 Jun 2017
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2017Margate, Kent16 Apr 2017
The Goose (formerly The Sovereign)Ramsgate, Kent29 Nov 2016
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London26 Nov 2016
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2016Dover, Kent05 Feb 2016
The Compass AlehouseGravesend, Kent08 Aug 2015
Harbour ArmsMargate, Kent25 May 2015
One Inn The WoodPetts Wood, Greater London19 May 2015
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2015Dover, Kent06 Feb 2015
The Potting ShedHythe, Kent20 Nov 2014
The Bouncing BarrelHerne Bay, Kent05 May 2014
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2014Dover, Kent08 Feb 2014
The Firkin AlehouseFolkestone, Kent31 Dec 2013
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent12 May 2013
The Tankerton ArmsTankerton, Kent01 May 2013
Royal Cinque Ports Yacht ClubDover, Kent02 Mar 2013
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2013Dover, Kent01 Feb 2013
Euston TapEuston, Central London22 Jan 2013
The Just ReproachDeal, Kent11 Dec 2012
Louis ArmstrongDover, Kent22 Sep 2012
The Rose of EnglandRamsgate, Kent21 Sep 2012
The Cock TavernHackney, Greater London06 Sep 2012
East Kent RailwayShepherdswell, Kent25 Aug 2012
Kent Beer Festival 2012Canterbury, Kent19 Jul 2012
The Lifeboat Ale & Cider HouseMargate, Kent22 Mar 2012
Southampton ArmsGospel Oak, Greater London09 Feb 2012
3rd K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2011Tenterden, Kent18 Jun 2011
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2011Dover, Kent04 Feb 2011
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2010Margate, Kent02 Apr 2010

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserExcellent28 Feb 2024 Outstanding stout
Philip PirripGood13 Feb 2024 Pity it had to be rushed
DosserExcellent04 Nov 2023 Top stout
DosserExcellent10 Mar 2023 Superb stout
DosserExcellent01 Mar 2023 Lovely pint at £4.20.
DosserExcellent26 Sep 2022 Quality pint
DosserExceptional23 Sep 2022 This pint was outstanding. Up to £4.20 now.
DosserExceptional13 Jan 2022 Doesnt get any better and £3.70 a pint.
ChrisENot Tried04 Jan 2022
DosserExcellent01 Jan 2022 Excellent pint at £3.80.
DosserExcellent23 Dec 2021
DosserExcellent19 Dec 2021 Quality ale and at £3.80 excellent value
Jack WilliamNot Tried22 Sep 2021
DosserExcellent22 Sep 2021 Superb
DosserGood13 Sep 2021
AndrewNot Tried29 Aug 2021
DosserExcellent26 Aug 2021
DosserExcellent22 Aug 2021 Fab and £3.80.
DosserExcellent04 Nov 2020 Lovely pint
DosserExcellent14 Mar 2020 Another quality beer
DosserGood06 Mar 2020 A tad warm
DosserExcellent14 Feb 2020 Superb
DosserExcellent10 Jan 2020 Quality
DosserGood31 Dec 2019 Good pint but could do with being a tad colder
DosserExcellent22 Sep 2019 In great shape
DosserExcellent23 Aug 2019 Superb quality. They've got a few casks in the cellar. Great!
DosserExcellent21 Aug 2019 Great pint and correct temp.
DosserGood09 Aug 2019 A tad warm
DosserGood01 Aug 2019 Could do with being a tad cooler.
DosserExcellent19 Jul 2019
DosserAcceptable08 Jun 2019 Too warm and it tasted as if it was on its way out.
DosserExcellent05 Apr 2019 Mmmnnnn
DosserExcellent04 Apr 2019 Beautiful pint
DosserExceptional24 Mar 2019 Superb condition.
DosserExcellent17 Feb 2019 Quality
DosserExcellent20 Dec 2018 Great pint
DosserGood14 Dec 2018
ChrisEExcellent25 Aug 2018 A superb beer with which to finish the evening. Delicious dark ale.
PedroExcellent04 Aug 2012
BlairNot Tried08 Jun 2011
ChrisEExceptional07 Jun 2011 Wow, this was fantastic.
BlairExcellent06 Jun 2011 Very rich, very black and very heavy. Lovely stout but I couldn't have a second.

The Red Lion, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserExcellent20 Dec 2023 Just superb. First pint out. And only £3.75. Miles cheaper than the competition. Boss told me the company told him to keep the prices low. My sort of company.
DosserExceptional12 Sep 2023 It really doesn't get better than this. Had to have a second pint to check just how good this is.
DosserExceptional01 Mar 2023 Amazing pint and just £3.70.
DosserGood30 Oct 2022 At £3.75 a pint this was excellent value these days.
DosserNot Tried13 Sep 2021 This beer was off and was changed without fuss. There must have been at least 15 pints left in the cask.
DosserExceptional17 May 2021 6.2 months ago mel told me there were 2 untapped black pearl in the cellar. Was this one of them? Superb. Nice to have room temp beer again.
DosserExcellent02 Nov 2020 Superb
DosserExcellent07 Mar 2020 Very nice though a little colder than usual.

Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserNot Tried17 Nov 2023 At £5.20 a pint this beer is a quid more than other pubs in Ramsgate.
AndrewNot Tried16 Sep 2023
DosserNot Tried01 Jan 2022 £4.50 a pint
DosserExcellent07 Jun 2018 Again the nitro version but lovely and at £3.60 another bargain when compared to the bottle shop.
DosserExcellent23 Oct 2017 Tried the key keg version
DosserExcellent16 Jun 2017 The key keg version
DosserExcellent08 Jun 2017 Drank the key keg version. At £3.60 excellent value.
DosserExcellent10 Jul 2016 Drank the key keg version
DosserExcellent01 Jan 2016 Great as usual. Previous beer was Gadds of course!
DosserExceptional29 Nov 2015 It doesnt come any better than this. To have the genius who brews this serve you only adds to the enjoyment.
DosserExceptional20 Jul 2015 This was why I kept coming back. Just magnificent.
DosserExceptional14 Jun 2015 Just amazing. Excellent value as well
IanNot Tried13 Jun 2015
IanNot Tried07 Mar 2015 On keg

The Hovelling Boat Inn, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserExcellent03 Nov 2023 2 pints here at £4.20 a pint. No beers I fancied in lion unfortunately. Lovely pearl.
DosserExcellent28 Feb 2023 Lovely pint at £4.20.
DosserExcellent25 Sep 2022 4.20 a pint. Copied Artillery.
DosserExcellent26 Aug 2021
DosserExcellent20 May 2021 Quality
DosserExcellent07 Mar 2020 In great nick tonight
DosserGood25 Feb 2020 Not much left in this cask
Jack WilliamNot Tried23 Jan 2020 Superb according to my chum - and just £3.60 a pint.
DosserGood18 Nov 2019 Nice but not as good as it can be
DosserExcellent17 Jul 2019 Superb pint
DosserExcellent12 Jul 2019 Superb quality and temperature
DosserExcellent15 Jul 2018 Superb
beery steveExcellent08 Jan 2018
DosserExceptional07 Nov 2017 Outstanding
ChrisEExceptional06 Nov 2017 Delicious
DosserExcellent14 Jun 2017 Quality
DosserExceptional17 Apr 2017 Quality
DosserExceptional18 Feb 2017 Outstanding
DosserGood04 Jan 2017 Not as fan as normal
DosserExceptional10 Jul 2016 Outstanding
DosserExceptional12 Jul 2015 Amazing. By far the best beer tried this weekend

The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried26 Oct 2023 Must be fatigued by now
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Oct 2023 Must be tiring now
Philip PirripGood22 Oct 2023 In fine form but have had better
Philip PirripExcellent08 Mar 2023 Holding up superbly after a few days
Philip PirripExcellent07 Mar 2023 Gorgeous nourishing black stout
Philip PirripExcellent06 Mar 2023 4½* Fresh on and superb nick
Philip PirripGood18 Sep 2022
Philip PirripExcellent18 Dec 2018
Philip PirripExcellent16 Dec 2018 Superb head, condition and strength hit

Furlongs Ale House, Faversham, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried27 Sep 2023
Archie14Not Tried05 Jun 2021

Gadds' Beer Shop & Taproom, Broadstairs, Kent

DosserGood16 Sep 2023 Quality nitro keg. New green hop put out under similar dispence. Cooler beer.
DosserGood29 Jul 2023 This was on nitro keg. Very cool so stuck with this.
DosserGood20 Mar 2020 Too cold for a higher score.
DosserExcellent09 Nov 2019 This was on KeyKeg.

Little Swift (formerly The Night Swift, The Bottle Shop), Margate, Kent

Magnus GreelExcellent09 Jun 2023 Not as effervescent as I was expecting for this rich dark chocolate coffee and nuts treat..
DosserGood07 Jun 2018 £4.50 a pint but it went down well

Sonder (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse; The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse), Broadstairs, Kent

DosserExcellent26 Feb 2023 A very nice drop of stout.

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried26 Oct 2022

The Hoptimist Taproom & Bar, Dover, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried08 Sep 2022 Selling well at £4 a pint.

The Unicorn, Canterbury, Kent

Magnus GreelExcellent25 Nov 2021 Smooth creamy nectar with roasted coffee bean on the palate.

The Cockpit, Chislehurst, Greater London

ChrisENot Tried25 Aug 2021

The Boating Pool (formerly Ravensgate Arms By The Sea), Ramsgate, Kent

DosserGood18 Apr 2021 Nice even in a solid plastic glass. £3.50 for a very full measure.

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

ChrisENot Tried23 Feb 2020
Philip PirripExcellent13 Feb 2020 Glorious, albeit I was rather rushed to finish it

Mind the Gap, Broadstairs, Kent

DosserExceptional31 Jan 2020 Superb
DosserGood17 Sep 2019 New entry to gbg. Good pint that needed a top up.
Magnus GreelNot Tried09 Aug 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Aug 2019
DosserExcellent17 Jul 2019 Superb quality just at the right temperature.
DosserExcellent13 Aug 2018 Excellent pearl but doesn't taste the same in plastic.
Philip PirripExcellent28 Jul 2018 Full bodied, really too good to start a session on!
Philip PirripExcellent17 Feb 2018
DosserExcellent06 May 2017 Again missing a 5* coz its too cold.
DosserExcellent02 May 2017 Would have been 5* if it hadnt been so cold.
DosserExcellent11 Feb 2017 Great value at £3
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Jul 2016 Ran out
ChrisEExcellent19 Jul 2016
DosserExcellent19 Jul 2016 Lovely cool pint, just right for such a warm day.

The Conqueror Alehouse, Ramsgate, Kent

Philip PirripGood04 Jan 2020 Slow drinking, perhaps the wrong choice for first of the evening but enjoyed nevertheless
DosserGood25 Feb 2018 Good pint. Ran out
Philip PirripExcellent01 Apr 2017 Third superb Gadds' beer of the evening. Fast becoming the best brewer in Kent
DosserExceptional17 Feb 2017 Superb
DosserExcellent14 Feb 2016 Wonderful, even the last one out..

Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

WittendenNot Tried30 Nov 2019

The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

WittendenExceptional10 Aug 2019 Inspirational,good for body and soul.Apricots.

This Ancient Boro', Tenterden, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried30 Jul 2019

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festivals 2019 & 2022, Margate, Kent

DosserExcellent20 Apr 2019

Donna's Ale House, Sittingbourne, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried14 Feb 2019

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2019, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried01 Feb 2019

The Tap Room, Cliftonville, Kent

Philip PirripGood07 Apr 2018 KeyKeg dispense, Gadds' quality came through. On this cooled dispense came through rather like a Draught Guinness

The Lanes, Dover, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent14 Dec 2017 Opulent indeed.
Philip PirripGood09 Jun 2017
ChrisEExcellent09 Jun 2017 Superb dark ale.
Philip PirripExcellent17 Dec 2016 4½* and nourishing

The Man of Kent Ale House, Rochester, Kent

ChrisEExceptional01 Nov 2017

Yard of Ale, St Peter's, Kent

DosserExcellent06 Jun 2017 Took 4 pints home.
AndrewNot Tried03 Jun 2017
DosserExceptional29 Jul 2016 Sooo good we had to have a take out.
DosserExcellent07 Jan 2016 Last one out

The Great Tree, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserExcellent03 Jun 2017 Served at room temperature on a warm day. Most expensive pint ive had in thanet at £4 a pint.
HSBExcellent18 Apr 2013

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2017, Margate, Kent

DosserExceptional16 Apr 2017 Outstanding

The Goose (formerly The Sovereign), Ramsgate, Kent

ChrisEExceptional29 Nov 2016 Superb dark beer, absolutely delicious and exceptionally good value today at £2.25 per pint but £1.55 per half.

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripExcellent26 Nov 2016 Nourishingly nourishing, went well with The Talisker 10 year old chaser

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2016, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried05 Feb 2016

The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent08 Aug 2015 A meal to feast on

Harbour Arms, Margate, Kent

ChrisENot Tried25 May 2015 Excellent value at £3 per pint.
ChrisENot Tried24 Mar 2014

One Inn The Wood, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried19 May 2015

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2015, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried06 Feb 2015

The Potting Shed, Hythe, Kent

ChrisEExcellent20 Nov 2014 One of my favourite beers, a bit strong for lunchtime but I had one anyway.

The Bouncing Barrel, Herne Bay, Kent

TobesNot Tried05 May 2014

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2014, Dover, Kent

IanExceptional08 Feb 2014 Smoked sausage. Dark chocolate the only truly outstanding beer of the festival.
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Feb 2014

The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

IanExcellent31 Dec 2013 Love this beer. Even after 4 days on it's good. Great malts
IanExceptional28 Dec 2013 Beautiful dark intense beer.

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

BullsNot Tried12 May 2013
oz11Excellent10 May 2013
PedroNot Tried09 May 2013
DosserNot Tried04 Dec 2012
PedroNot Tried02 Dec 2012
DosserExceptional02 Dec 2012 Amazing. Surely Eddie is kents best brewer.
PedroExcellent01 Dec 2012

The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent

ChrisENot Tried01 May 2013

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent02 Mar 2013 Full flavoured which lived through the pickled eggs
ChrisEExceptional02 Mar 2013 My favourite of Gadds' regular beers, absolutely delicious, and in very good condition.
PedroNot Tried02 Mar 2013

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2013, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripGood01 Feb 2013

Euston Tap, Euston, Central London

Philip PirripExcellent22 Jan 2013 Only £3.80 pp

The Just Reproach, Deal, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent11 Dec 2012 Very oily and full bodied

Louis Armstrong, Dover, Kent

AlenomoreExceptional22 Sep 2012 On the stillage, and top class too.
ChrisEExcellent20 Sep 2012 On gravity dispense and very tasty indeed.

The Rose of England, Ramsgate, Kent

ChrisEExcellent21 Sep 2012 Delicious and selling very well. Good value at £3 per pint for a 6.2% ale.
ChrisEExceptional01 Aug 2012 Fantastic, at 6.2% I decided to only have a half of this but it was so good that I quickly followed it up with a second half. Very good value at £3 per pint.

The Cock Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Sep 2012

East Kent Railway, Shepherdswell, Kent

AlenomoreExceptional25 Aug 2012 Top Class. True 5* Stout.

Kent Beer Festival 2012, Canterbury, Kent

MickExceptional19 Jul 2012 Superb, rich and dark with hints of coffee toast and caramel, lovely.

The Lifeboat Ale & Cider House, Margate, Kent

BlairExcellent22 Mar 2012 Beautiful. Rich and smoky stout. Had a few of these, left me a little wobbly.
PedroExcellent22 Jan 2011

Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, Greater London

Stephen HarrisExcellent09 Feb 2012 Very nice, smooth, thick, Oyster Stout with a bit of a tang.

3rd K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2011, Tenterden, Kent

Martin the MildmanNot Tried18 Jun 2011

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2011, Dover, Kent

BlairExceptional04 Feb 2011 Turned out to be my beer of the festival. Much improved from previous years, incredibly rich and full of flavour. In stunning condition as well, pretty much perfect.

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2010, Margate, Kent

AndrewAcceptable02 Apr 2010 Sour with harsh dark chocolate flavours which failed to hide the alcohol flavours. I suspect that this is actually a superb beer if left to develop over a few days in a pub's cellar. I'll be looking out for it.
AlenomoreExceptional02 Apr 2010 Excellant. Big, dark, tasty and strong?

Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') Black Pearl Oyster Stout

6.20% ABV.

We have tried this beer 148 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Excellent to Exceptional.

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