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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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.


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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (992) - - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angelkostvo (1156) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnG_BrgNor (509) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmet (809) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rostetti (179) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
L_Lovecraft (243) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (1759) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1537) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2016
Poured an opaque black with a slight mahogany edge tint with a one-finger tan dense foam head that diminished to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation low. Aroma of sweet dark chocolate and roasted coffee with an earthiness about it. Taste of strong roasted malt with hints of sweet dark chocolate and coffee that developed into a smoky/burnt flavour; moderate bitterness. Light to medium body, a bit thin for a stout. Finishes with a moderately strong burnt bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (730) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2016
Aroma: vanilla, little smoke, tobacco and malt App: black with a red heart, tan head and sudsy lacing Flavour: molasses and vanilla Palate: thin with a lingering carbon and bitter hop ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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