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


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
A creamy Cork-style dry stout with all the roasted malt character that defines this classic style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5372) - 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
ManVsBeer (8766) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2834) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 16, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014
Keg @ Druid’s Chair, Mullingar [071114]
Little on the nose. Taste of soft cocoa, soft toffee malt, quite creamy, very mellow roast, not as rich as it used to be, sweet candy puff, vague dark fruit...much blander now. What a shame. It’s macro not craft now. Down from 3.7 to 3.1

Keg @ Hargadons Bros, Sligo [160813] 6/4/8/4/15 3.7
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 (1102) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3558) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 3, 2013
Cask at WJ Kavanagh. Jet black with a solid stout head. Aroma is light roasted malt. Flavour is toasted malt, nice dry stout base with a long roasted peat finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
Draught at Porterhouse Cork. Pours a lovely dark cloudy brown with a thinnish tan head that remains for duration of pint. Aroma is quite prominent for a nitroed stout, with strong chocolate and coffee hints. Taste is a nice medium sweetness followed by a medium roasty bitterness - roasted malts, coffee and a hint of chocolate are present. Palate is quite dry, full bodied, and offers a lingering roasty bitterness. Quite a good deal better than I remembered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (948) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2013
On tap at the cobblestone in Dublin. Strong roasted coffee flavour. Deep black with a thick white head. Nice irish stout with a strong taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Pours flat black with a medium creamy tan head that recedes slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt and coffee. Light-bodied with a roasty character of coffee and malt, plus a touch of dark chocolate. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Decent all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23713) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
Draught at Cobblestone, Dublin. Black with creamy head. Heavily roasty coffee aroma. Mid dry with creamy mouthfeel. Licorice and coffee with cream. Long resiny bitterness. A full flavoured Irish stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2912) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 12, 2012
Appearance: Great nitro pour, pitch black, medium off white head. Aroma: a little chocolate, tiny amount of coffee, cream. Flavour: milky, quite a good amount of chocolate, lots of coffee & cream, quite malty. Lovely tangy bitter finish. Quite lovely!

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