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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Dry Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This magnificent example of a classic double stout delivers a velvety-smooth palate of dry, burnt flavours - complemented by roast, cocoa and coffee notes. Black, creamy and delicious; it is a Shepherd Neame masterpiece.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (542) - LATVIA - MAR 10, 2014
Quite roasted malty, thou definitely cant call this “double stout”, pleasant choco, bit bread, weird fruity, some hops. Sweet with bittersweet finish. Really not bad, but too watery for me. I am starting to think, that I am not fan of dry stouts.. Quite unpleasant dry roasted finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1159) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Pleasant burnt malt taste with coffee coming through but it felt a bit weak in the palate. Fine but slightly unsatisfying and surprised to see it rated so highly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (1050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose. Black body with a thin beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of rich chocolate cake, blackcurrants and burnt toast. Lovely flavour of fig, burnt wood and ash. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Rich and tasty, but a bit on the thin side.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndrewC (317) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
This was not bad. Nice roasted malt, bit too carbonated and a hint too much alcohol on the initial hit. Still, nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4176) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Black beer with a strong brown frothy head. The aroma is deeply roasted, and the flavour is bitter and deeply roasted with a slight espresso coffee hit. Overall a very good strongly flavoured stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2964) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Swietne wytrawne dry stout. Gozkie, palone czekoladowo kawowe. Wszystko to mocno intensywnie i pachnace i zwlaszcza w smaku. Kolor czarny jak smola, oleiste i ciezkie. Tresciwe i bardzo wytrawne. Kremowa konsystencja brazowawej piany, ktora jest spora oblepia szklo i jest sztywna jak ubita piana na ciasto w mikserze. finisz bogaty i bardzo, bardzo dlugi wyrazisty i wytrawny. Nic prawie nie mozna zarzucic temu piwu. Do tego fajna elegandzka etykieta stylizowana na stare piwo. Arcy tradycyjne jest to piwo, godne poleceniu.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zenkis (497) - Ogre, LATVIA - FEB 17, 2014
Pours blackish with reddish tones, beige bubbly top. On nose it comes mild dark malt and dominant but not overwhealming roast, even a bit burnt notes. Highly carbonated so a bit ruined mouthfeel, light to medium body. Flavor reminds mix between dunkel and stout, not so dry for dry stout. Nothing to remember.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marcius (142) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Appearance with black color and beige and high head of foam. Aroma of roasting (coffee, chocolate, etc..) In the mouth the roasted malt is strong, as well as its carbonation. An excellent double stout!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2084) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
Black with a lasting tan head, aromas of roasted coffee and a little treacle, dry and roasty body, with lots of burnt bitterness, plus toasted bitter cocoa, a little smoky coffee, just a touch of soy umami, and a hint of salt liquorice in the finish. Lovely!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Case (150) - GERMANY - FEB 11, 2014
Pours pitch black with medium-sized light brown head. Lovely nose with lots of nuts and milk chocolate. Taste is even more milk chocolate, a bit of roasted coffee, ends dry. Body is thin, watery. Very tasty stout, sessionable and should go great with food.


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