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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


oppear's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oppear (91) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (99) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a mostly lasting light brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits. Taste is more bitter chocolate, smokey, dark fruits, liquorice. Silky smooth oily mouthfeel. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervezadrinker (38) - MEXICO - APR 9, 2015
bottle 500 mL. pour in mug. black pitch color with medium tanned head, aroma are roasted coffee malts, chocolate and caramel, very nice. its taste are coffee, chocolate, caramel, nuts with a low-moderate bitterness, very nice, although its abv is quite low for a stout, so "double stout" aint accurate, maybe a porter... very tasty beer anyway, a new top pick for me

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (206) - SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2015
500ml bottle. Dark dark dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is coffee and dried fruit. Instant Shepherd Neame favourite

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (1891) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2015
Flaska @ Bishops Arms GA, Malmö. Svart öl med ett kolossalt och långvarigt beigt skum. Dofter av rostad malt, kaffe och choklad. Smaker av desamma plus en nötighet. Torr avslutning, där en lätt sälta anas. Medel mot liten beska.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1019) - SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2015
500ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours a dark brown to black color forming a big and creamy beige head with excellent retention and lots of soapy and lingering lacings left in the glass. S: Intense roastiness. Strong notes of dark chocolate, coffee beans, roasted malts, roasted almonds, dry plums. Flowery hops and earthy hints. T: Slightly sweet upfront that becomes quickly, quite dry and bitter. Strong notes of dark chocolate, coffee beans, roasted malts, roasted almonds, dry plums and grassy hops. Intense and persistent bitterness: excellent! M: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Dark chocolate and grassy hops in the aftertaste. O: Excellent drinkability. Excellent British Stout. Review #2001!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomasjoberg (46) - FINLAND - APR 1, 2015
50cl bottle 7 months from expiration. Aroma of of light coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla and smooth roastiness. Pours pitch black with thin espresso-like head. Taste of roastiness, earthy, coffee and bit creamy mouthfeel but dry. Bit of hop bitterness on the backbone. After taste is coffee with dark chocolate. Palate is smooth medium carbonation. First mouthfeel is more creamy and finishes pretty dry. Very nice beer and very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (245) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2015
Schwarz mit grobporigem cremefarbenem Schaum. Geruch: Röstmalz, etwas Schokolade, geröstete Nüsse. Geschmack: sehr starke Röstaromen, Brotkruste, etwas Kaffee. Es folgt ein bitteres, trockenes Finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zwiebel88 (442) - GERMANY - MAR 22, 2015
Schokolade, Kakao, leichte Hopfennoten. Am Gaumen leichte Schokolade, rehct hopfig, ziemlich bitter und sehr trocken, relativ dünnes und flaches Bier.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Robybusta (7) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
Una stout dal sapore forte di caffè. Ha un aspetto perfetto ed un gusto strepitoso. Ha un solo grande difetto: 5,2 gradi. Per renderla perfetta mancano 3/4 gradi alcolici

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (1296) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
26.6.2014. Chocolate aroma with roasted malts. Taste has some british bitter style along with roasted malts and slight chocolate. Why it says double stout? It’s rather light and not a porter of my taste in general.


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