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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 393   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4997) - 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 (123) - - 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 (497) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wiedrzensky (730) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 6, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours is dark with thick persistent creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, hazelnuts, chocolate, toast, cereal, light fruity, light plums. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet, cofee mouthfeel. Light body, thick texture, long coffee bitter finish. Aroma was very promising but I was quite dissapointed by pretty mild taste and very watery palate. Overaly good, but not my cup of tea.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Szopeen (283) - Toruñ, POLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Piwo bardzo ciemne, praktycznie czarne. Piana jasno beżowa, dość obfita, bardzo ładnie zdobi szkło. Aromat likierowy, przywodzi na myśl portery, wyczuwalna czekolada i kawa zbożowa. W smaku konkretna goryczka, gorzka czekolada, kakao i odrobina kawy, finish palony.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1372) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Clear dark brown/black, 2 finger brown creamy head, sticky lacing. Lots fo coffee and chocolate, medium roasted, bit ash, mocca. Light to medium body, roasted dry and bitter, soft carbonation, long roasted finish. Bit too dry roasted and bitter for my taste, lacks also nuances. Not bad but not more than ok either.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DraganC (39) - SLOVENIA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours very nice deep black colour. Very nice chocolate taste and caramel finish. Very decent beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (1189) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle from Blackrock cellar. Pours deep black with tan creamy lasting head. Chocolate, roasted malt, burnt toast, nut, some dark berry on nose. Flavour follows nose with a dry burnt caramel finish. Quite dry finish. Pretty decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fantti (910) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2015
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu lasiin mustana, muhkealla noin kolmen sormen paksuisella ja hyvää pitsiä jättävällä vaahdolla. Tuoksussa on todella vahvaa paahteisuutta, joka kääntyy enemmän leipäiseen kuin kahviseen suuntaan. Yrttistä humalointia ja maitosuklaisuutta on myös selvästi joukossa, vaikka ne jäävätkin paahteen jalkoihin. Maussa taas kahvisuus ottaa vallan, yrttinen humalointi pyrkii tukemaan, mutta jää jalkoihin. Suklaatakin on hieman alkupuolella ennen kuin paahteisuus ottaa niskalenkin. Suutuntuma on kuiva ja keskitäyteläinen. Kuiva ja paahteinen, oppikirjamainen stout, mutta moniulotteisuutta puuttuu, jotta tästä nauttisi enemmän.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablopearljam (23) - La Plata, ARGENTINA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. Dark appearence. Medium carbonation. Aroma chocolate, tobacco, coffee.


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