Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.

ianwelby's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (778) - - DEC 27, 2013
Malt and coffee aroma. Malt and hop in the flavour and a mild cocoa taste too. Finish is quite dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2760) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2015
500ml bottle, Imp MHD Feb2016. - Most descriptors on this oldschool dry stout’s commercial label are apt, save "creamy": charred, harsher roasted barley flavours like bitter cocoa and coffee dominate as if in powder form, complemented by an almost mineral mouthfeel and savouriness (burnt chicory root & roasted barley postwar coffee comes to mind). Remains very pleasant and drinkable, just oldschool UK style, as in not really silky or dessert-like, but quenchingly roast-bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2388) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
Dark, liquorice pour. Thin tan head and lace. Roasted malt flavour. Nice texture. Gets better as you drink

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nordic (323) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle 0,5. Dark color, creamy head. Aroma: smoked, oats, coffee. Taste: intense coffee, some bitterness. Medium body. Good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heman (268) - Tychy, POLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Aromat to slodka czekolada i mocno palona kawa. W smaku piwo jest wytrawne z wyrazna popiolowa goryczka. Czekolada troche zanika, na rzecz slabej kawy. Finisz lekko kwaskowaty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baltolomju (17) - POLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Aromat palony, duzó kakao i kawy, barwa czarna piwo nieprzejrzyste, piana gęsta drobnopęcherzykowa redukuje się do około pół cdentymetrowej i pozostaje do samego końca dość ładnie oblepia szkło tworząc koronkę, w smaku wytrawne , kakaowo kawaowe, nak ońcu gorycczkowe, wystarczająco wysycone, jako ciekawostak na kontretykiecie podano iż piwo powstało w ostatnich w UK drewnianych kadziach zariernych....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (6063) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle from a asda drink in a field off coniston water. Opaque black clouded pour with a lasting light tan head. Aroma is robust dirty earthy, tangy roast, farmyard, rustic. Flavour is composed of woody, charred earth, scorched grass, dirty roast, mineral. Palate is medium light bodied, spritzy carbonation, lingering burnt toast and earthy roast. A bit harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1166) - , CYPRUS - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle. Black colour. Well balanced, coffee, dark chocolate, full body, nice stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SangreSani (245) - Głowienka, POLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Dark brown, fully opaque. Medium, quite nice beige head. Bready and chocolate foreground in aroma. Coffee in the back. Low bitterness, medium sweetness, some sourness. Well balanced. Full body, medium to high carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
dita (6) - LATVIA - JUL 30, 2015 does not count
Bottled. Taste of roasted black bread, dark chocolate, coffee. Light bitter. Tastes like really classic stout. Nothing interesting, but in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emandkey (54) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 27, 2015
Very dark brown / black beer, with small brown head. Not for long lasting soft carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, toasted malt, and roasted coffee beans. Strong bitter in the end. Taste samiliar with aroma - dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans.

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