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Franciscan Well Shandon Century Extra Stout


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Formerly brewed at Franciscan Well (MolsonCoors)
Style: Stout
Cork, Ireland


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
“Shandon Century Extra Stout is the first in a series of limited edition bottling by the brewers at Franciscan Well Brewery, Cork. Our research into historical brewing records indicate that stouts brewed a century ago were brewed to a much higher concentration of flavour and character. In addition, two of the hop varieties used in the brewing of this special bottle conditioned Stout East Kent Goldings and Fuggles, have been continuously cultivated since the 1800s and further impart an ‘old world’ character” limited to 1000 bottles

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Pulled one of the first bottles at the pub. I bought a bunch of these as much to reuse the bottles for homebrew as to drink the beer inside. A high octane Irish stout. Dry with a touch of sweetness, roasty, chocolate, thin body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5065) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 28, 2012
851 of 1000 Pours dark brown with tan head that soon collapses. Slightly meaty nose, not much else. Dry with roasted barley, vanilla and coffee. Astringent chicory finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Velkyal (320) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Pours a rich unctuous inky black topped with a brown head which lingers for the duration. The aroma is heft with chocolate and coffee, in the background is the funky aroma that I always associate with Fuggles. Taste is again chocolate and coffee, but with a nice touch of booze and enough hop bite to make it not too cloying. A seriously delicious brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2011
Decent offering from The Franciscan Well, impressively flavoursome and full bodied for its ABV. Very pretty, pours deep black with a large smooth brown head. Coffee and oak aroma that is only slightly sweet. Rounded dry flavour, burnt coffee and long oak finish. Big body and soft texture.

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