Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 (1105) - - 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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gueuze (814) - - OCT 10, 2016
Schwarz. Geruch Karamell und Röstaromen. Geschmack leicht wässrig. Zu wenig Substanz für ein Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2016 Bottle 500ml. Served at room temperature. Pours a deep, dark brown with a slight haze and a ruby tint. Head is medium sized, dense, tanned, and lasts wonderfully. Aroma is of earthy hops, roasted barley, brown bread crusts, toasted raw sugar, dried currants, blueberries (light), milk chocolate bullets and faint notes of weak black coffee. Flavour is a light earthy hop bitterness with notes of toasted rye bread; soft liquorice, weak/watery coffee, coco powder (light), horse blanket (light), dried currants, blueberries (light), a touch of treacle, and notes of burnt toast/charcoal in the finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation, watery texture and a long, dry, toasty finish. A VERY pleasant and easy drinking British stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (1028) - - SEP 21, 2016
Pours black, clear with creamy long lasting beige light. Aroma: intense roasted malt aroma, with notes of burnt, intense roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate. Practically the same are flavors, supported with spicy hop flavor, which steps forward before finish. Finish is dry, sligtly bitter. Body medium, texture is soft, carbonation is medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angelkostvo (1164) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 8, 2016
Almost black colour, beige head. Aroma of coffee, bitter chocolate, a bit of roasted malts. Taste is light sweet, light bitter. Light body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Pretty good for 5,2% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnG_BrgNor (532) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle, black with nice lasting head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and malt. Taste is also wellbalanced between coffee, chocolate, malt, but with hints of metallic. A good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmet (822) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUL 17, 2016
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a medium to big,frothy,beige head S: -coffee,nutty,grassy,pine,licorice,grain chocolate T: -prunes upfront,espresso,nutty,spicy,dark chocolate,coffee bitterniss F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body O: A damn good Stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rostetti (201) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Tap at Public House Pivo. Pours black with tan head. Aroma and taste have licorice, coffee, caramel and dark bread. Very good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
L_Lovecraft (263) - - JUN 26, 2016
Principally coffee, a bit of caramel, hints of meat, dark brown with a creamy and persistant tan head, light/medium body,soft carbonation, coffee and caramel, dry...an old and simple rediscovered recipe that satisfies today.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (1800) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2016
How: bottle Appearance: almost black with a small creamy khaki head. Aroma: liquorice, dark caramel, toast, wood, prunes and rye bread. Palate: medium to light body, smooth carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OllieBBommel (1464) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle@home. Appearance: clear black with dark beige head. Aroma: coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Taste: coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, bitter. Palate: smooth, lasting bitter body, moderate carbonation. Overall: nice.

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