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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Dry Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 196   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 (10367) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2575) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
50cl bottle in Tallinn. Pours clear mahogany with a lightly tanned head. Aroma of roasted malt with cocoa, coffee and hints of burnt wood. Moderate to medium sweet with balanced and lovely roasty flavours and a light bitterness in the finish. Quite delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zztopt5 (9) - fonzaso, ITALY - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
Ottimo il profumo. La tostatura è persistente piacevole perché non eccessiva. Buono il retrogusto. Nell’insieme è completa in tutte le sue componenti.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kpoterlo (4) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
Bought in local Tesco and I like this one. Pour with a good sized brownish head and you can see a deep defined black color in your glass. Smells like a morning roasted coffee maybe cappuccino (not sure). Finish medium dry, bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (768) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
Botella de 50 cl en el cabanon de Avilés en el momento el 29-06-2014. Color negro brillante con espuma beige oscura persistente. Sabores y aromas ligeros de maltas tostadas con toques de café y sobretodo de chocolate y cacao (sobretodo al coger temperatura ), con algunas especias suaves, vainilla, combinados con un amargo final, bastante ligero, pero bueno. Para repetir sin problemas, bastante ligera y fácil de beber con sus 5.2 vol, lo mejor esta de la mitad al final. No esta mal.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (683) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 23, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL from dcmchew. Thanks! Look: almost black with red highlights, beige frothy head. Aroma: chocolate, roasted. Taste: dry, chocolate, coffee, roast, hop bitterness, ashy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikkellund42 (534) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque brownish black with small white to light brown head. Aroma is sweet malt, roasted malt, caramel, sweet licorice, grain, straw and gravy. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter and faint sour. Body is smooth and creamy with soft carbonation. Finish is long and light sweet with notes of roasted malt, coffee, licorice, gravy, syrup, brown sugar, licorice mints and red berries cordial.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padchenko (66) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 15, 2014
500ml bottle, 5.2%. Black with dark brown head. A very tasty dry stout - very smooth, not particularly creamy. Roasted hops - hint of light burnt flavour. Not strong or heavy. A good beer!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melkart (261) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUN 12, 2014
Coffee at the smell and taste. Almost no chocolate. Dry and medium body. Balanced.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SilverfoX (191) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
chocolate, roasty (roasted chocolate?) aromas from a mahogany coloured muddy body massive white head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, very smooth bitter chocolate flavour with a little carbonation on the tongue, exceedingly good and better than i expected from this brewer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7247) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle from Tesco Extra, Aylesbury, Bucks, Tuesday 3rd June 2014 consumed the same day. Dark chestnut, actually I’m wrong it is much darker, nearer mahogany but with ruby glints and light tan head. A little burnt malt and some coffee, with a bit of bonfire toffee. Really roasty, smooth, full flavoured, toasty and with a little seam if bitterness running through. A little creamy cappucino. I like this its a great stout. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8


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