Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Dry Stout
Faversham, England


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Pasteurised bottle.
NOTE: The cask version has a separate listing. In November 2012 a new 5.2% bottled version was introduced. This will be a different entry on RateBeer - please do NOT place any ratings for that version under this entry.
A classic stout combining the flavours and characteristics of three coloured malts and additional roasted barley. Generously bittered with choicest East Kent hops.

Dedollewaitor's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle @ Odense Smagning, 1st Gathering Janaur 2013. 4%. Pours dark brown nearly black with a small beige foam.Chocolate, vague roast and caramel. Medium bodied. A bit thin . .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8273) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
Tiefschwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack röstmalzig trocken nach Kaffee, leicht würzig und herb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle from local supermarket. Poured almost pitch black with a large tan head. Aroma of liquorice, blackjack sweets and some dark malt. Oily mouthfeel, but not that creamy or full. Some coffee and earth in the initial flavour, but turned too sweet and chocolately in the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JUL 21, 2013
Cheap and cheerful from Lidl. Must be the run down before the release of the new bottle. Dark, medium bodied, some nutty flavours, with more coffee and hint of molasses. Not bad. Not brilliant, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrunoVille (48) - BRAZIL - JUN 6, 2013
Very dark, almost black color, with beige foam. Smells like bread, toasted, and a bit of caramel Predominant taste is chocolate and toasted, with a bit of coffee ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, liquorish and light chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tampierre (848) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,roasted,chocolate and nutty aroma ; Black color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with lighter bitter finish ; Medium body ; Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (723) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAR 29, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 500ml bottle in Dublin. Black colour with a small head. Aroma of coffee. Strong taste of coffee. Medium body. Nice stout but maybe a bit strong for some people. Y

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StueyD (1233) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
A dark, black-brown coloured beer with a frothy but thick beige head. A light, roasted malt aroma, with a background of fruity hops. Fizzy, medium mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma, a mildly sweet, roasted malt flavour, with hints of chocolate and dark caramel, is soon taken over by a bitter, pithy citrus fruit, hop flavour, that lasts through to a thin, weak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2370) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle. Almost black beer with small beige head. Aroma of chocolate. Taste is bitter and dry roasted hops and chocolate. Light bodied for a stout. Not bad for 99p.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
olio (6501) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110416.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of dark fruits, some caramel malts and mild chocolate. Flavor of dry chocolate, mild roasted malts and dark fruits. Lots of off-flavors and very unbalanced, probably contaminated.

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