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Westerham Double Stout

Brewed by Westerham
Style: Stout
Edenbridge, England


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6621) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5019) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14267) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (548) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (204) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
50 cl bottle at home. Pours a rich black colour. You can make out a hint of red, but only against the rapidly failing light. Tan head that soon disappears. Aroma of roast, almost burnt malt, coffee and burnt toast with some peppery hop. Taste: a little sweetness, then rich bitterness. Some leafy, peppermint hop, then dry and bitter. Rich and slightly oily palate. In summary: great. Perfect for a winter’s afternoon, rich and complex, lots of interesting flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ERB92 (527) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
Chocolate, coffee, nuts, licorice, roasted malts and a hint of vanilla in the aroma. Almost black with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium to full body with a soft carbonation. Overall a really nice stout with well balanced flavors of chocolate, coffee and some fruitiness. Really my kind of stout, easy drinkable, but still rich in flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
Cask @ Charlie’s, Copenhagen. Almost black with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 211114

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2517) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail [150814]
Black, frothy tan head that dissipates, some lacing
Aroma of roasted malts, some burnt notes, slightly smoky
Taste of roasted malts, bitter roast, bitter earthy hops, some savoury yeast, roast black coffee, bit ashy
Palate - soft carb, medium body, fairly bitter, bitter earthy hops. Finish - bit dry, lingering burnt roast
Overall - Over roasty for me, think this would be better on cask

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3453) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown – almost black, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and lighty sweetish aroma, roasted malt and light coffee and hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and dryish flavor, some roasted malt and light coffee, light hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and dryish, roasted malt, light coffee and licorice, light - some hoppyness. Really nice roasted stout - not too much coffee/decent bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2265) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours deep brown, almost black, with a brown head. Roasted, lightly smokey aroma, chocolate, licorice, ashes, coffee, caramel, hops. Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Roasted, smokey taste, ashes, chocolate, licorice root, coffee beans, caramel. Dry, quite ashy finish. (2014-05-14)

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