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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Dry Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


HenrikSoegaard's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10556) - Randers, - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Nice roasted. Heavy bitter nice roasted flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Some chocolate notes. Oily palate. Nice dry stout.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pringao_Toribi (248) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 26, 2014
In short: smooth coffee beer. Aroma is light and malty, pours black with creamy foam, taste is to roasted coffee/cocoa, palate is watered down and bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HammerTroll (509) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2014
Pitch black, small tan fast disappearing head. Weak vanilla aroma. Taste of cocoa of epic proportions! Cocoa bomb, with a nice hint of coffee. Medium to heavy bitterness. Thin body, soft carbonation. Texture is creamy and watery. Long cocoa bitter finish. This is like chocolate with 85% of cocoa among beers. Too bad for its thinness.
(0,5l bottle)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4056) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle @ Biskopen, Bergen. Pours a near-black deep brown body with a medium creamy light beige head. Nose is licorice, red fruits, mild leather notes, black currants, hints of dark chocolate. Taste is burnt toast, bready malts, nuts, hints of biscuits, grains and coffee. Medium body, medium to soft carbonation. Quite nice and straightforward stout in the British tradition.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rockana (249) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 23, 2014
Pourd dark brown with medium tan head. Strong cocoa aroma. A bit oily. Bitter chocolate taste. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
debello (1) - Köln, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014 does not count
schokoladig, röstig, ordentliche portion süßholz, deutliche bittere, die gegen die geschmackstiefe halten kann. ein stil in perfektion

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10856) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
bottle from superbrugsen enghavevej. pitch dark, smooth brown head. malty aroma, some roasted malts, also an almost sourish note, that probably is from just a lot of malts. very english, but also kind of nice aroma. flavor is chocolate, roasted malts, almost sour notes, not much hops, but a very dry stout. quite nice. Better than guinness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (155) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Nõmme Comarket in Tallinn (€ 3,11) in Sept 2014. Pours black with some mahagony round the edges; head is very dense, tan, retains and laces well. It has a very good, roasty chocolate and cocoa aroma, a bit smoky, with some nice bitter hops as well. Tastes sugary sweet and chocolaty, roasty and bitter. Body’s quite light though still around medium, carbonation low, palate thick and a bit oily. Dry, roasty, slightly bitter finish. Overall a very decent sweet and dry one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loco_gallego (68) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Stout noire avec une teinte brune. Belle mousse marron claire persistante. Carbonation moyenne-faible. Arôme prédominant de café, puis de toastage. Cacao peut-être aussi... En bouche très bien balancée et légèrement crémeuse, riche en café, toastage puis caramel et cacao. Fin de bouche sèche. Puissante stout, et aromatique. Magnifique stout

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Jet black with thick tan head. Aroma of roast grain and bitter chocolate. Taste medium bitter, light sweetness. Oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (246) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2014
50cl bottle from tescos aroma is rich roast grain and chocolate and coffee taste is malt with dry chocolate overall a nice beer but not brilliant


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