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Franciscan Well Shandon Stout

Franciscan Well Shandon Stout
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Brewed by Franciscan Well (MolsonCoors)
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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A creamy Cork-style dry stout with all the roasted malt character that defines this classic style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebeertourist (4815) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
On tap at Coach & Horses, Norwich. Almost black, thick beige head. Roasted malts flavours. A bit watery. A bit boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SilverfoX (266) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
watery caramel aromas, looks like a guiness, rich and smooth quite well rounded with caramel flavours. a bit watery but alright...... but it didnt end there oh no, you get further down the pint and all the flavour vanishes and i could have been drinking black evian for all i knew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (2973) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 1, 2014
keg during#EBBC14
Dark brown,slightly thin, dry, roastiness, chocolate, moderate carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2468) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Tap at EBBC14, black with a lasting cream head and aromas of roasty coffee. Dry, roasty palate, watery or maybe milky in the middle, then a dry burnt bitterness with a touch of dark cocoa. Intriguing variation on the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
(draught) pours black in colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of heavy butter and toffee, with notes of cherries, sugar icing and marshmallow. flavour is more marshmallow, toffee and butter, with a hint of caffé latte and vanilla in the tangy finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (745) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2014
Dry stout body with some fruity character and a touch of hops I believe. Good but prefer the traditional dry stout taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2014
On tap at the Red Squirrel. Appearance - opaque black with a nice creamy head. It’s a stout. Nose - cream a hint of chocolate but generally a bit elusive. Taste - dried fruits going into cherries. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry finish. Overall - interesting fruity notes. I was expecting their traditional Irish dry stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (3889) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Cask @ Cobblestones, Dublin. Black with a creamy head and a light roasted aroma. Has a fuller flavour including chocolates.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 16, 2013
Keg @ Hargadons Bros, Sligo [160813]
Very dark brown, ruby edges, tan dense nitro head
Aroma - Touch of dry roasted malt, not getting much here
Taste - Soft roasted malts, chocolate, dark quite sweet malts, dab of chocolate ice cream(!)
Palate - soft carb, medium body, very creamy texture, quite sweet dark malts with some bitter roast. Finish as main flavour, smooth. little dry, fairly rapid finish, cleans off palate
Overall - Very smooth, really nice chocolately sweet dark malts, great alternative to Guinness

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (875) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2013
Pint, Nitro, Farringtons, Dublin. Jet black, huge lasting cream coloured head. Can’t get much aroma through the bishops collar. Flavour is medium, dry roast malt, balanced with a good dose of English hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, smooth, smooth. Not much carbonation. Hints of coffee in the finish. Would like to try from the cask.

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