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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


ianwelby's rating

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (731) - - DEC 27, 2013
Malt and coffee aroma. Malt and hop in the flavour and a mild cocoa taste too. Finish is quite dry.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1417) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle@home. Dark brown. One finger foam. Roasted burnt coffee chocolate notes. Low carbonation. Dry sharp tannin-like mouthfeel. Very tastefull for 5.2%.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DIBBLE (101) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Roasty toasty malt aroma. Pouring produced a mighty fine lacey tanned head over pitch dark beer. Well carbonated. Mouthfeel is full, smooth and well balanced. Roasted malt flavours with some subtle licorice and chocolate angles, pleasant herbal hopped bitterness. Lingering thick malty finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (1366) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
Flaska @ Bishop Arms GA. Svart öl med ett beige lĺnglivat skum. Doft av choklad med lättare toner av rostat kaffe och vanilj. I smaken tillkommer en nötig beska. Torr munkänsla. .

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ruprecht_007 (680) - Cesky Tesin, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 29, 2015
Barva: tmavá,pěna hustá a držící. Vůně: příjemná chlebová a kávová. Chuť: nádherná kávová se stopou čokolády, parádně hořká.Dlouhý kávově chmelový dozvuk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RodrigoPacheco (78) - - MAY 15, 2015
Uma Double Stout de tirar o chapéu!!! Saborosa, encorpada, amargor na medida. Deliciosa!!! Recomendo.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mandaritto (84) - LATVIA - MAY 14, 2015
I was quite disappointed. Average quality, watery, although interesting taste. Could be stronger. It was quite a boring. What should you expect for bottle of beer, which claims to be "best" or "oldest" brewery on planet. Decent and drinkable, nothing more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (579) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 7, 2015
the aroma of caramel, chocolate and toast with hints of licorice, robust and some spices... the taste is caramel and chocolate with notes of toast, dark fruits, coffee and spicy herbs... the aftertaste is sweet, bitter and dry...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2752) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2015
Clear dark ruby red, off-white foam head. Some mentol tones in aroma, does not smell like s stout, but surely taste like one. Bitter coffee tones, also in aftertaste. (Arnhem 201504)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (186) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a mostly lasting light brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits. Taste is more bitter chocolate, smokey, dark fruits, liquorice. Silky smooth oily mouthfeel. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervezadrinker (41) - MEXICO - APR 9, 2015
bottle 500 mL. pour in mug. black pitch color with medium tanned head, aroma are roasted coffee malts, chocolate and caramel, very nice. its taste are coffee, chocolate, caramel, nuts with a low-moderate bitterness, very nice, although its abv is quite low for a stout, so "double stout" aint accurate, maybe a porter... very tasty beer anyway, a new top pick for me


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