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Westerham Double Stout

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Brewed by Westerham
Style: Stout
Edenbridge, England

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Seasonal;
Brewed by our Irish head brewer, Rob Gargan, to the style and strength of the Black Eagle Brewery’s famous Double Stout 1939 gyles. Made with a blend of coloured and roasted malts, Rob describes the beer as follows: "Rich roasted stout with dark fruits (prune) with a smooth body followed with a hint of bitterness."


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle, @Half Pint Gentleman’s place. 24/3/2016. Leather. Blackcurrants. Prune. Chocolate. A little espresso. A bit thin though. It could do with a bit of time in a barrel.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paulfitzs (6) - ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016 does not count
First tried this on draught couple of years back. Saw it in pub and decided to try. Wow! so glad I did, one of the best examples of a stout you can get. Wonderful, complex flavours going on from start to finish, full flavoured and very, very satisfying. Like the best dark chocolate, take slowly and enjoy. Don’t rush it and take care not to overindulge the palate. This is best judged against mass market stuff, most of which is one dimensional and ordinary by comparison. An excellent winter beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4611) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle. Pitch black beer with a good head. The aroma is well roasted, and the flavour has a bitterness, and roasted coffeeness with some yeasty element. Overall a reasonable stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jasonbenali (116) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
500ml bottle. Decent and persistent yellowy head for a stout. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and raisin, but not particularly powerful. Some booziness and a medium finish. Flavour is as you might expect if nothing more, some coffee, chocolate, touch of ash, raison. Nice enough, but nothing more.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (875) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Till she gets to the English coast to the place she loved the most where the spinnakers on boats are filling out.. Spit it out the Maccabees

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
47574xeCD (860) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
500ml bottle at home. Poured black with a decent tan head. Standard stout with roasted chocolate coffee notes. Semi dry but lacking a distinctive flavour and aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2015
500ml bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, charcoal. Taste is roasted bitter, very dark chocolate. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (6165) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2015
500ml bottle. Jet black colour with late awakening, small to average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Sweet-ish and roasty, dark malty aroma, notes of malt lozenge, some malt spiciness, hints of cola, a touch of treacle and dark fruit, plum or the like. Taste is roasty dark malty with bitter hoppy overtones, minimally chalky, hints of mineral bitterness, very cautious hints of plum; finally quite monotonous and one-dimensional, minimally watery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (15904) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle 500ml (AbM)
Dark brown/black color, big creamy beige head. Ashy, toasted aroma. Dark chocolate, a bit vegetably. Medium-bodied. quite robust for this ABV. Harsh, ashy, roasted flavor. Aftertaste has bitterness. Feels a bit unbalanced although drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (747) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Cask. Pours dark, with an off-white one finger head. Cocoa and dark malts in the aroma. Taste is chocolate malt, slight roast, milky coffee. Smooth and drinkable. Good.


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