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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Dry Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


oppear's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oppear (78) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (445) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (3919) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (3919) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex_alkis (247) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ejr (136) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Svart med et beige skum. Aroma av røstet malt, sjokolade og kaffe. Smaken følger aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jultsu (155) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4438) - 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.
Personal stats: Bottle Vinmonopolet nett order, Norway

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHSRanders (1763) - Tjele, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. Black colour with large creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Spicy dry flavor wit lots of chocolate. Bitter finish. Watery palate.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerkenstock (37) - - AUG 8, 2014
Drink cold (8-10°C) Eye: pours dark brownish-black colour with a small beige-brown head; molasses. Nose: coffee, roasted malts and dark fruits. Mouth: smoke, caramel, dark chocolate, roasted malts, maybe banana and dark dried fruits. Palate: toffee, coffee and roasted malts Overall: very good stout i’d prefer to a Guinness actually

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (370) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle - pours deep dark red, almost black, with a light brown foamy head. Light lacing and pretty good retention. Aroma of caramel, roast malt and some hints of vanilla. Taste is roasted malts, smoke, hints of vanilla and brown sugar and a medium lingering bitterness to finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.


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