Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Dry Stout
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 217   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oppear (79) - Tallinn, - JUL 3, 2013
Normal appearance for a stout and the smell and taste are good. Ash, roast, some hops, drie. Perhaps a small negative would be the aftertaste developing eventually into a wet old rag in the mouth, but this is still one of the better stouts out there to buy.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10846) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (135) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loco_gallego (62) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (323) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (240) - 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 (28) - 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 (89) - 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 (477) - 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 (4100) - 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.

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