Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle: Filtered.
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OllieBBommel (1472) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle@home. Appearance: clear black with dark beige head. Aroma: coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Taste: coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, bitter. Palate: smooth, lasting bitter body, moderate carbonation. Overall: nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1565) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2016
Poured an opaque black with a slight mahogany edge tint with a one-finger tan dense foam head that diminished to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation low. Aroma of sweet dark chocolate and roasted coffee with an earthiness about it. Taste of strong roasted malt with hints of sweet dark chocolate and coffee that developed into a smoky/burnt flavour; moderate bitterness. Light to medium body, a bit thin for a stout. Finishes with a moderately strong burnt bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (732) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2016
Aroma: vanilla, little smoke, tobacco and malt App: black with a red heart, tan head and sudsy lacing Flavour: molasses and vanilla Palate: thin with a lingering carbon and bitter hop ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (3352) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2016
50 cl bottle poured in to a Snifter. Pitch black with a thin, tanned head. Roasted aroma with dark malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel malts, brown cookies. Some cocoa. A herbal bitterness. Taste is bitter-roasted. Medium body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and roasted bitter with liquorice and dark malts. Lovely Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gehbe (268) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAY 21, 2016
Look: Black, clear, with a thick tanned head. Aroma: Coffee on top note, some chocolate, hints of dark bread, dried plum. Taste: Well balanced sweetness vs roastiness, aftertaste roasty bitter. Palate: Medium body, quite smooth, perfect carbonation, no excess alcohol. Overall a very drinkable stout, nice aroma and balance. Apparently the whole bottle got emptied while writing this review...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1315) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2016
Black with a very nice tan head. Nice aroma of dark toasted malts with almost smokey hints, plus coffee hints. Medium body, medium carbonation. Sweet malty start with chocolate hints quickly thins to a sour and smokey burnt taste which develops into a long bitter and burnt finish. I guess it is good for the style, but I donít find it very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (791) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2016
Pours black with medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, toasted bread, dark chocolate, fresh cooked bread. Taste is bitter, a bit watery, some sourness, coffee, cocoa, dark bitter chocolate. After taste is quite long and sourish bitter like medium roasted coffee. Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cilvekspagaisu (6) - - MAY 9, 2016 does not count
Rugta stipra garsa ka melna piededzin?ta rupjmaize, tumsa sokolade, kafija. Atbilst pudeles aprakstam. :) otru nepirktu

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AaronTDubs (351) - - MAY 4, 2016
Black color. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Balanced flavor, but closer to the bitter end. Tastes of coffee, ash, dark chocolate, and an herbal hop flavor that builds over time. Very nice stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cuso (7828) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 10, 2016
Bottle from Honza Lucky Bastard, many thanks. Very dark brown color with medium beige head. Coffee aroma with dark chocolate, caramel, light plums. Taste, strong coffee, over roasted, light plums. Not very drinkable beer.

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