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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Dry Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Pasteurised bottle.
NOTE: The cask version has a separate listing. In November 2012 a new 5.2% bottled version was introduced. This will be a different entry on RateBeer - please do NOT place any ratings for that version under this entry.
A classic stout combining the flavours and characteristics of three coloured malts and additional roasted barley. Generously bittered with choicest East Kent hops.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2011
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Almost opaque black color. The aromas of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and dark caramel. Dry coffeish, chocolatey and minerally taste with burnt sugar. Good stout, feels stronger than it is.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3163) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2011
50cl bottle from K-Kamppi, Helsinki. Poured black with a nice beige lacing head. Aroma has coffee, roasted malt and some chocolate. Flavor similar, coffee and roasted malt, hops quite noticeable towards finish. Smooth palate. Thin, but very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7834) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2011
50 cl bottle from K-Supermarket Kamppi, Helsinki, on July 22, 2011.
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty, chocolate, roasted scent. Malty, sweet, roasted taste. Malty and metallic aftertaste. A bit thin mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2984) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown, small to average and fully diminishing brown head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some roasted malt, faint coffee and toffee. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, roasted malt and licorice, some coffee. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some roasted malt with coffee and licorice, faint hoppyness. Lightly sweetish stout with roastiness and coffee – OK but nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 13, 2011
500ml bottle (K Supermarket, Kamppi)
6 Nice dry roasty toasty aroma, but a little muted.
3 Lovely deep reddy brown, tan head. And then the idiots put it in a clear glass bottle, so punishing them a point for that mistake.
7 Rather a simple dry stout, but definitely does the ’dry’ bit well. Certainly well attenuated, and with hints of dark chocolate occasionally.
4 Smooth, but refreshing palate, pleasant carbonation. Finish lovely and burnt roastiness, and with a gently tingle of noble hops.
13 For a bottled beer, this is very tasty. Shame about the horrific clear glass bottle, there’s a good beer inside.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tlind2 (1130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2011
500 ml bottle. Black color, tan head. Smooth roasted flavor, dry finish with unsweetened chocolate. Slightly tart mouthfeel. Medium-light body, medium carbonation. It’s ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and breadish. Dark roasted and slight liqourice. Lingering dark roasted and bitter. Dark roasted malty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and grain. Light roasted flavour of caramel, hay, grain and dark chocolate. Roasted finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (10796) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
clear dark brown, smooth light brown head. dark malty, caramellly. aroma. flavor is roasted malts, faint charcoal, faint caramelly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of butterscotch, malt, roasted malt, and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of nuts, roasted malt, and wood, leading to dry roasted finish.


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