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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcinG (333) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Czarne z calkiem obfita palona bezowa piana. W zapachu kawa i karmel. W smaku dominuje kawa czekolada ciemne pieczywo. Piwo dobre niezle zbalansowane. Troche malo "kremowe"

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1648) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle(2-Jan-16)Sweet roast choc aroma.Black,low head&suds lace.Sweet choc plum flavour.Plum roast malt finish&vanilla roast aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (3072) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2015
Look; beige skyscraper, ultradark black-ruby beer. Varied lacing. Aroma; roasted malts, black chocolate, dark fruits, coffee latté. Taste; roasted malts, cocoa, nuts, light raisin, cream on coffee - and finishes roasted coffeeish. Feels smooth n nice. Overall; very good stout! [50cl btl, 5.2%abv, BB.08.2016 #226, B@Systembolaget]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5840) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2015
500ml bottle from Alko. Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma of roasty malts, cocoa nibs, vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Taste is smooth, roasty and sweetish with hints of cocoa and coffee. Finish is sweetish, slightly roasty and earthy with hints of cocoa and coffee. Pretty balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Punkero (190) - FINLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Basic roasted stout, but easy. Good to start with. With a strong(ish) body. Not too dry. Mature taste with a hint of licorice, which is great.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nurmis (183) - FINLAND - DEC 22, 2015
White creamy head with thick black body. Soft carbonation, roasted malts, nice smooth bitter ashy finish. What I compare other stout’s to.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ionutsalex (11) - ROMANIA - DEC 16, 2015
Very good Chocolate smoke taste Smooth flavour and very good silky after taste One of my top ten best beers in world In porter or stout top 5 definitely Well done sheperd neame

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4832) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s 081215. This beer is everything that a well brewed English stout should be- heavy and hearty with an impenetrable blackness with waves off vanilla, chocolate and burnt toffee coming off it.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Justin666 (119) - - DEC 10, 2015
Lovely aroma of milk chocolate and coffee, which gave a great impression. However, the taste is disappointly different. There is a strange citrusy feel to this stout (maybe not that strange as the brewer states that pale ale is added), but this combination does not work well for me. I couldn’t taste any significant notes of chocolate, coffee or much malt as the citrus feel is too overpowering. This is a shame, as the aroma was very promising.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (368) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 7, 2015
It is a good stout. The carbonation is regular and the foam is strong and more white than the St-Peters cream stout. The taste is toasted coffee and bitter and the malt is present.


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