Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 394   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1270) - 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 don’t find it very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (650) - 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 (311) - - 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 (7654) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (1347) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 10, 2016
Bottle (500ml, heavy glassed). Matt black beer with a rocky and lasting latte-coloured head. Nose has all the required elements of a decent stout (roasty malts, dark chocolate, espresso coffee) with some earthy dry English hops. Palate is deliciously smooth and creamy with a medium body and soft carbonation. Flavour is roasted malts with a light bitterness and a dry hop finish. A touch of ash in there as well. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 9, 2016
Bottle. Clear, black, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (932) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2016
500ml bottle into pint glass. Dark opaque beer (backlit, it is actually deep mahogany) with frothy tan-coloured head. Aroma of iced coffee, chocolate and cocoa. Full-bodied and bitter in the mouth. The finish is much more coffee-bitter. Touches of burnt wood and aspirin late on. A very adult type of stout, good for winter nights and log fires.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratto (128) - - APR 5, 2016
Bottle bbe 10/2016. Aroma buttery. Taste strange combination of butter, fruity sourness and acrid roasted malt. Finishes with strong minty bitterness and some coffee, a bit unbalanced. Don't really know if I like it or not. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (2098) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 20, 2016
dark brown colour, moderate sized creamy beige head; aroma of chocolate, roastedness, maybe some dark berries; taste of roasted rye bread, coffee, some chocolate and minimal fruitiness; good stout

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