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Call a cab and head for a supermarket....

Added: Saturday, March 3rd 2012

You wait hours for one to come along and then two arrive in quick succession...following the successful launch on draught of its Black Cab Stout, Fuller’s has now bottled the beer and it will be in major supermarkets this month, including Waitrose.

The 4.5% beer hit the streets before Christmas as part of the West London brewery’s seasonal ales range. It left skid marks on the tarmac as drinkers rushed to Fuller’s pubs to sample the beer and now it’s being made more widely available in bottled format.

The brewery says the beer “salutes one of the most iconic images of its home town – the London taxi. Beneath its dark exterior the beer features luxurious red berry notes, toasty aromas on the nose and it culminates in a dry, bitter finish.”

Fuller’s head brewer John Keeling says: “Black Cab is the first stout I’ve brewed at Chiswick for a long time and I was very pleased with the reaction when it went into pubs late last year. By putting it into bottles, we’re giving lots more people the chance to try this terrific ale. The matt black label is striking and looks great on the shelf and I’m hoping customers won’t spend too long navigating the beer aisles before picking up a bottle.

Fuller's Black Cab