Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Dry Stout
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10508) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (226) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
eastkenttom (19) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
A very good stout. Drunk from bottle. Very toasty, burnt and rich. Drink this when I can find it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lobs_ols (79) - LATVIA - AUG 29, 2014
Black, strong light brown head. Coffee and maybe some cocoa on the nose - lovely. Definite roasted malt, coffee and some hints of caramel, with and underlying layer of bitter loveliness. Nice roasty-bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (447) - POLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Barwa: czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana beżowa, dość obfita, ładnie oblepiająca szkło. [5/5] Aromat: czekolada, paloność, może lekki chmiel oraz melanoidyny. Smak: słodowy, dość wytrawny, umiarkowanie pełny, niemal aksamitny. Paloność, kawa, czekolada gorzka. Wyczuwalna goryczka oraz lekka nuta alkoholowa. Całkiem nieźle zbalansowane, do ideału niewiele brakuje.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (3959) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle bought at Tesco in Eastbourne. The stout pours out in a deep black colour with low steady head and medium body. Aroma of coffee and torf. Taste of light sour malt, torf, sour mash, roasted coffee beans, chocolate, woods. Dry and medium bitter finsih. Expected more of ot but it definately lacks body and taste. Far too thin and watery with a minimum of body. Drinkable but wouldn’t buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (3958) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Upfront this one is a bit too thin and watery but offering a big touch of chocolate in the nose following some really dark chocholate. Well balanced, medium carbo, thick dark chocolate and roasted malt aftertaste and a slightly bitter finish. Not bad but not really impressing, too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex_alkis (269) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
An almost perfect stout that has all the flavors in it that you want. A good example of that England can produce amazing dry stouts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ejr (150) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Svart med et beige skum. Aroma av røstet malt, sjokolade og kaffe. Smaken følger aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jultsu (159) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Mustaa, niukkaasti vaahtoavaa. Stouttimainen tummahko tuoksu, liukas, raikas, paahteinen suuntuntuma, maltainen, kuivahko. Liukkaahko jälkimaku, kuiva. Stoutiksi sata kertaa parempaa kuin se perus Guinnes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4439) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2014
Appearance: Black color with a big frothy tan head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Rich coffee and some roasted malt.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation. Dry ending.
Taste: Rich coffee, roasted and some chocolate .
Overall impression: Powerful and tasty stout.
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