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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Dry Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 200   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padchenko (76) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 15, 2014
500ml bottle, 5.2%. Black with dark brown head. A very tasty dry stout - very smooth, not particularly creamy. Roasted hops - hint of light burnt flavour. Not strong or heavy. A good beer!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melkart (269) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUN 12, 2014
Coffee at the smell and taste. Almost no chocolate. Dry and medium body. Balanced.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SilverfoX (220) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
chocolate, roasty (roasted chocolate?) aromas from a mahogany coloured muddy body massive white head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, very smooth bitter chocolate flavour with a little carbonation on the tongue, exceedingly good and better than i expected from this brewer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle from Tesco Extra, Aylesbury, Bucks, Tuesday 3rd June 2014 consumed the same day. Dark chestnut, actually I’m wrong it is much darker, nearer mahogany but with ruby glints and light tan head. A little burnt malt and some coffee, with a bit of bonfire toffee. Really roasty, smooth, full flavoured, toasty and with a little seam if bitterness running through. A little creamy cappucino. I like this its a great stout. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (988) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Chris. Black with a tan head. Notes of burnt toast, coffee and chocolate. Pretty tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andriesradu (461) - ROMANIA - MAY 30, 2014
50cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a fast diminishing brown head. Roasted malt, light chocolate aroma. Flavor is moderate bitter, dry with notes of roasted malt, light chocolate. Roasted aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (1970) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAY 20, 2014
Pours very dark with a light tan, lingering head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, cocoa powder. Medium body, though I was expecting it a tad thicker. Flavor is dominated by the roasted/burnt malt profile. It fills in the rest with coffee, light cocoa powder, and light earthy hops. Finish is dry and bittersweet. I wish the flavor stood up to the great aroma but it is still quite a nice stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3240) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
0.5l bottle. This is a deep dark brown looking one with a medium sized quite lacing khaki colored head. On the nose, at first I get a little bit of licorice and sweet leather. Then after a while it turns more on the light roasted and coffee path. Some faint chocolate ice cream in the back. Smells nice. It tastes quite nice also. It’s not a heavy thick imperial this, but a delicate not to subtle stout. Soft roasted dryness with hints of dry cocoa powder and dark chocolate. It feels oily in the mouth and the carbonation level is about average. Roasted almost light burned finish and aftertaste in this one. A good amount of flavor and class in this beer. Nice! 28.12.2013

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, caramel, dried fruits. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (300) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Burnt malt aroma, with a good coffee hop dry finish . Very decent supermarket stout.


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