Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oppear (97) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (1003) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle from Blackrock cellar. Pours deep black with tan creamy lasting head. Chocolate, roasted malt, burnt toast, nut, some dark berry on nose. Flavour follows nose with a dry burnt caramel finish. Quite dry finish. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fantti (824) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2015
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu lasiin mustana, muhkealla noin kolmen sormen paksuisella ja hyvää pitsiä jättävällä vaahdolla. Tuoksussa on todella vahvaa paahteisuutta, joka kääntyy enemmän leipäiseen kuin kahviseen suuntaan. Yrttistä humalointia ja maitosuklaisuutta on myös selvästi joukossa, vaikka ne jäävätkin paahteen jalkoihin. Maussa taas kahvisuus ottaa vallan, yrttinen humalointi pyrkii tukemaan, mutta jää jalkoihin. Suklaatakin on hieman alkupuolella ennen kuin paahteisuus ottaa niskalenkin. Suutuntuma on kuiva ja keskitäyteläinen. Kuiva ja paahteinen, oppikirjamainen stout, mutta moniulotteisuutta puuttuu, jotta tästä nauttisi enemmän.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablopearljam (5) - La Plata, ARGENTINA - NOV 22, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Dark appearence. Medium carbonation. Aroma chocolate, tobacco, coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jyrsa (278) - - NOV 20, 2015
Pours dark brown with strong light brown head. Malty aroma with hints of chocolate. Mouth has loads of roasted malt and some coffee. Bitter and not too sweet. Smooth palate and an after taste reminiscent of oyster stouts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ippopodio (49) - ITALY - NOV 18, 2015
Birra mogano dalla schiuma cappuccino abbondante con grana media. Al naso una discreta intensità di caffè torrefatto e cioccolato amaro. In bocca ritorna il tostato e il cacao ed il finale è quasi astringente.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1808) - FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Pours black with tan head. Aroma is roasted and coffee. Flavor is roasted bitter and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (234) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours oily dark with medium tanned head. Aroma is malts, tobacco, dark chocolate, anise and licorice. Taste is dry and bitter, tobacco and smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
justpeatit (4) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2015 does not count
Well balanced stout. On the nose some sweet chocolate, coffee and even tobacco.Little bitterness in the end separate this from the best stouts i have tasted. Still very good indeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (3233) - FINLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Black in color with a tan head. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate in aroma. Quite smooth one. Same nice roasted coffee and nice cocoa notes in taste. Dry and chocolatey bitter finish. Tasty. Bit too roasted finish perhaps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1937) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 8, 2015
Cervesa molt correcte, on destaquen tocs torrats, pel meu gust és massa aigualida. Cerveza muy correcta, dónde destacan toques tostados, para mi gusto es demasiado aguada.

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