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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


hens' rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hens (736) - Tallinn, Estonia, - APR 25, 2013
0,5L bottle. Tofee hops aroma. Bitter coffee bean to be remembered. Unusual taste for me. Interesting cappuccino, dark chocolate. Bitter end lasting few moment. Nice one.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
torejh (61) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle. Almost black beer. Aroma of coffee, toast and dark chocolate. Taste is of roasted malts and coffee. Medium bodied and a bit too carbonated. The end is very coffee bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fombe89 (1403) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2016
Botella. @El Cabanón, Avilés 06/01/2016 Color negro, espuma beige, sabor dulce, torrefacto, cuerpo medio.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mudfly (34) - - FEB 2, 2016
Bottiglia 500 ml. Marrone scuro con bellissimo cappello di schiuma beige persistente. Aroma di caffè, malto tostato, cioccolato. In bocca malto tostato, caffè, sentori di liquirizia, finale asciutto e amaro. Allaccio al bicchiere, corpo medio, bassa carbonazione. Squisita!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nephirem (62) - CROATIA - FEB 2, 2016
Pours black colour with small brown head. Beautiful smell of coffee and chocolate. Surprisingly high carbonation for a stout. Mouthfeel is a bit light at first but it turns into creamy soon enough. Taste is mostly burnt, roasted coffee with a very bitter and dry finish. Overall, quality stout and well worth a try but I’m a bit disappointed with it lacking some flavour other then burnt. Not for everyone.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Toomio (412) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Keskiverto Stout. Tavallinen Shepherd neamen maku. Vähän outo. Ei niin hyvä kuin voisi.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2016) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
500ml bottle from Ken Warne grocery store, Darlington. Black colour, beige foam head leaving some lacing and aroma of ash, coffee, roast malt, dark chocolate. Taste is smokey, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, liquorice and lingering bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasted dark chocolate bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6406) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle. Chocolate aroma. Dark brown, lacing offwhite head. Smoked and roasted chocolate and coffee. Licorice on the back of the palate, dry roast and herb finish. Medium full dry body. spicy dry roasted finish, licorice aftertaste. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malrider69 (115) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2016
Pours an opaque black colour with a disappointingly thin tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is of caramel, burnt toffee and roasted malt. The flavour is similar with a slight hint of coffee. Overall and excellent stout, possibly the best English stout I have tried.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (961) - Århus, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2016
0.5 bottle. Very dark brown color with an enormous, creamy, brownish head. Aroma of dark malts, bread, metal, and wet dog. Taste is malty, sweet, somewhat grainy and bready. A medium body, a creamy texture, and a flat carbonation. Finish is medium long and sourer than the rest. Overall nothing special, it has a distinctly English character but also a distinctly watery body.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
digopossobon (372) - MACAE, BRAZIL - JAN 8, 2016
A: Some alcohol, lots of chocolate, liqueurice. Delicious!!! A: Dark black, opaque. Creamy head. Tan, T: Heavy bitter. Medium sour. Lots of roastiness. Some coffea. A bit of blue cheese!!! P: Full body. Creamy. Average carbonation. Long bitter finish. O: One of the new favourites!!!!


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