Shepherd Neame Double Stout (5.2% - Bottle)

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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.

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3.5
LazyPyro (1667) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2017
500ml bottle. Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, tobacco smoke. Taste of roast malts, coffee, caramel, hint of dark fruits, chocolate and smoke, dry bitter finish. Light-medium body, very soft carbonation. Quite thin for a stout but otherwise not bad.

3.8
CraftBeerNick (2869) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2017
Bottle at home, in bed, 1st December 17. Pours black, slight tan head. Aroma is roasty, dark chocolate. Taste is roasty, smoky, coffee and chocolate, good complexity. Nice stout.

3.9
deepdrinker (315) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2017 Historical rating so no notes on taste / aroma etc but rating kept from a previous app

3.7
Pdubyah (807) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 24, 2017
Oddly light in mouthfeel, thin almost, this is a nicely bitter beer with a large nose of chocolate and roasted malt, that doesn't translate exactly to the taste in the glass. It's almost over carbonated the bubbles taking away rather than adding the feel and texture that this has, highlighting the bitterness and not the softness.

4
brewtalita (348) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 24, 2017
Pitch black, low quickly disappearing beige head. Aroma dark chocolate, tobacco, burnt sugar. Palate oily, low carbonation. Taste dry and bitter, hints of coffee and chocolate. Balanced, great beer.

3
BeardedAvenger (1182) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle at Star Inn, Guildford. 16/11/17. Vague cheep choc aroma. Darkest brown. Thick beige head. Light bitter with a hint of sourness and some underlying sweetness. Like the aroma, the taste is of cheep chocolate, with berries and cardboard. Thin bodied. Relatively light. Fizzy carbonation. Abrupt finish. Double stout? Not even single, more like fat free. Super bland and light weight.

3.2
Kronhjort1996 (90) - Århus C, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2017
coffee, roasty, med en Hoppy karakter

black, clear, small tan head

Bitter, Dry from the hops, with freshness


medium body, creamy, lively, long finish,

3
Muggus69 (2752) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2017
500mL bottle from Dan Murphys. Date stamp obscured...
So if this is a "double stout" why is it only 5.2% - what have they doubled!? Do they have a 2.6% stout out there somewhere!?
Anyhow, looks the part - near-opaque-near-black body, holds a dense tan head.
Aroma not overly roasty - more burnt crust, toasted nuts, dark toffee, licorice, cocoa - porter territory really.
Palate starts smooth, creamy, touch of acrid roast, but gives up half way though - sort of limp & insipid by the end.
Flavours are decent with cocoa, and nuts, and toffee - just not enough oomph - slight bitterness, drying finish.
Double stout = double the disappointment.

4.2
BierBobCat (22) - - OCT 17, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2017 Source: Chilled bottle that happened to fall off a lorry and not break Expectations: unknown Findings: a really pleasant stout! A coffee coloured head - kinda like from doing the dishes. Vague subtle sweet choca-mocca aroma. A caramel - macaroon - coffee taste. Bitter hoppy after- taste with a hint of amaretti buiscuit. Great palate + finish ! Will I drink it again ? If the opportunity arises - yes !

3.7
Nevalainen (846) - FINLAND - OCT 16, 2017
Dark brown, almost black color with creamy stable beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coconuts and caramel. Taste is roasty and medium bitter with notes of licorice. Dry mouthfeel. Pretty good.


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