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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Dry Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
Bouteille 50cl, no BB date. Brune foncée, col beige léger. Arôme est malté, grillé, chocolaté sur un bouquet restant essentiellement dominé par les malts, le tout très enivrant. Léger café arrivant en rétro-nasal. Palais est malté assez léger, chocolaté pointe de chocolat noir amer. Houblon reste discret et procure juste une fine note d’amertume en fin de bouche. Le tout reste très léger même en tenant compte du terme ’double’, reste très anglais dans l’approche, sec presque sur une pointe de fumé.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
danilh (4) - DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014 Rigtig god stout med en dejlig choko og kaffe smag. Meget mørk med en tæt lille skumkrone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (639) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
DWG; Pours black with a creamy, lacing off-white to tan head. Roasted malty, chocolate, coffee and fruity aroma. Taste adds burned caramell. Medium body, oily, watery texture. Soft carbonation with a dry, lasting roasted finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GirlFriend (37) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
DWS Deep brown colour, nice longlasting offwhite foam. Rich aroma of dried fruits, caramell and chocolate. Bitter taste of coffee and dried fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
triskaideka (127) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 13, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Bottle @ home. Pours black with tan head. coffee notes in aroma. Medium to full mouthfeel - roasted barley with chocolate and coffee notes in the flavour. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Opaque Black in colour. Very Malty; burnt roasty malts, espresso coffee, liquorice, some dark chocolate. Hoppy; grassy hops. Very dry. Quite bitter, dry burnt roast malty and hoppy throughout. Very dry bitter finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1132) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 11, 2014
large creamy frothy light brown head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick brownish-black body. aroma: moderate burnt malt, caramel, dark chocolate, mild coffee, citrus lime, light alcohol, acorn. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: moderate sweet bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Aroma metálico mesmo deixando 20 minutos fora. Espuma cremosa após estabilizar. Aroma avelã. Sabor bem metalizado. Amargor de café. Dulçor maltado.55 s

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2014
Sort. Aroma: kaffe. Ristet, brændt malt og karamel. God fylde, cremet carb. Bitterhed, som træder frem i eftersmagen.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1359) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Some light tan head. Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, slight coffee. Taste: Dark malt, slightly roasted, some coffee and chocolate. Info: 500ml bottle, 25/12-2013, BB: 31/10-2014

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (627) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle at home to see is 2014 with the missus and BBC1. colour is extremely dark brown and almost opaque. Gorgeous nose of chili chocolate, cherry and burnt espresso. Taste is bitter and dry, like drinking pure thirst. An excellent stout which goes some way to restore my faith in Shepherd Neame.


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