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

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A creamy Cork-style dry stout with all the roasted malt character that defines this classic style.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Draft pint at the brewpub. Picture perfect. Tan topped and stoic. Single word: Excellent. Woody and outdoorsy, smooth and silky too. (#3665, 9/13/2009)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2008
Cask at GBBF ... Deep black ... chocolate malt nose ...light mellow roast good body lots of coffee in linger.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Beige head that was the darkest of any of the dry stout heads that I have encountered. Very, very dark brown colour. Coffee aroma. Hell of roasty and hell of matly as well. A little bit bitter. Coffee and chocolate tastes were very prevalent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mayordenis (18) - USA - MAY 21, 2009
Sweet, Roasted Chocolately borderling coffee malt, Deep Black Colour with a marginally off white head. Very smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (569) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 17, 2012
Pint from the cask at the B&C (dry hopped). Pitch black with bubbled tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, tobacco, ever so slight hop zing from the dry hopping. Taste is full of roasted smokey malt, with coffee, bitter dark chocolate, and earthy hop notes featuring too. Such a powerful tasting stout that the dry hopping doesn’t really get the chance to work its magic fully, but there are flickers of citrus notes here and there, a more pronounced earthy bitterness, and a definite tang in the otherwise dry aftertaste. This is great from the cask no doubt about it.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2592) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (1895) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (588) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2301) - 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.


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