Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.

SilkTork's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5415) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, - MAR 17, 2013
500ml dark bottle from Morrisons. Retro label. I do like the retro beers that some of the older breweries are doing. They are not authentic recreations - these are older recipes brewed on modern equipment, with modern ingredients and yeasts, and in a modern style, but I like the idea. This, of course, doesn’t taste any different from any modern stout brewed at around this strength. The thing with stouts is that like espresso coffee, the ingredients and recipe tend to make beers that don’t leave much room for individuality or character. This is a typical roasted malts dark beer. All the flavours and mouthfeel that you’d expect are here - like drinking raspberry jam on burnt toast. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2367) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
Dark, liquorice pour. Thin tan head and lace. Roasted malt flavour. Nice texture. Gets better as you drink

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nordic (303) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle 0,5. Dark color, creamy head. Aroma: smoked, oats, coffee. Taste: intense coffee, some bitterness. Medium body. Good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heman (217) - Tychy, POLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Aromat to slodka czekolada i mocno palona kawa. W smaku piwo jest wytrawne z wyrazna popiolowa goryczka. Czekolada troche zanika, na rzecz slabej kawy. Finisz lekko kwaskowaty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baltolomju (13) - POLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Aromat palony, duzó kakao i kawy, barwa czarna piwo nieprzejrzyste, piana gęsta drobnopęcherzykowa redukuje się do około pół cdentymetrowej i pozostaje do samego końca dość ładnie oblepia szkło tworząc koronkę, w smaku wytrawne , kakaowo kawaowe, nak ońcu gorycczkowe, wystarczająco wysycone, jako ciekawostak na kontretykiecie podano iż piwo powstało w ostatnich w UK drewnianych kadziach zariernych....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (5839) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle from a asda drink in a field off coniston water. Opaque black clouded pour with a lasting light tan head. Aroma is robust dirty earthy, tangy roast, farmyard, rustic. Flavour is composed of woody, charred earth, scorched grass, dirty roast, mineral. Palate is medium light bodied, spritzy carbonation, lingering burnt toast and earthy roast. A bit harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1157) - , CYPRUS - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle. Black colour. Well balanced, coffee, dark chocolate, full body, nice stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SangreSani (219) - Głowienka, POLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Dark brown, fully opaque. Medium, quite nice beige head. Bready and chocolate foreground in aroma. Coffee in the back. Low bitterness, medium sweetness, some sourness. Well balanced. Full body, medium to high carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
dita (4) - LATVIA - JUL 30, 2015 does not count
Bottled. Taste of roasted black bread, dark chocolate, coffee. Light bitter. Tastes like really classic stout. Nothing interesting, but in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emandkey (28) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 27, 2015
Very dark brown / black beer, with small brown head. Not for long lasting soft carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, toasted malt, and roasted coffee beans. Strong bitter in the end. Taste samiliar with aroma - dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
austejaph (23) - LITHUANIA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottled. Looks black, head is smooth and light brown. Slightly visible fizz. Smell is strong and mature - roasted bread and coffee and dark chocolate notes. Taste reminds hardly roasted coffee. Palate is felt on the roof of the mouth, also on the root of the tongue. Texture is thick is oily.

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