Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Bottle: Filtered
Originally launched at 4% abv, then reduced to 3.8%
Low abv bottled version for the Nordic market that is available in the UK via budget supermarkets such as Aldi, Lidl and Home Bargains.
A classic stout combining the flavours and characteristics of three coloured malts and additional roasted barley. Generously bittered with choicest East Kent hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2429) - SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a dark, reddish brown, with a brown head. Big, toasted aroma, chocolate, coffee, fudge, malt, hops. Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, creamy CO2. Toasted, malty taste, chocolate, ashes, caramel, hops, mint. Nice one for a beer with such low ABV. (2012-02-16)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015 1) After-hours promotion party at The Penguin,13/05/12. Bottle in dimpled half pint glass, dancing. Black with ruby glints and a fine tan collar. Weak grilled veg aroma. Cardboard and grilled veg scattered with iron filings taste. Beautiful, sweet refuse. WE ARE GOING UP, WE ARE GOING UP!!!!! 535312. 2) 2 years later, down and not dancing any more. This is a decent low ABV stout and Sheps best beer by default and by virtue of not tasting exactly like their innumerable other cheapies brewed for supermarkets, Gentle rust, ash and weak black coffee with a smear of bitter chocolate. Very, very easy to chug down just like a good stout should be so scoring it up to 636312.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2817) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
Bottle from Lidl. Pours a complete black colour with a thin tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate in the aroma, the taste again has roasted malt, but also some coffee with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 24.03.2011
Aroma has some nice smoke, coffee and roasted malt. Flavour has some coffee, roasted malt and hints of chocolate. Basic, but kind of good stout for this ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (6369) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
50cl bottle from Lidl. Pours the colour of used engine oil with a loose coffee coloured head; the aroma has coffee masking some leafy hops; the taste is sweet and fruity with some dry, deeply roasted, grains adding bitterness and balance; the aftertaste has some damp coffee grounds. A rather good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (5001) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle from Lidl, Wrekenton, Gateshead. Black with ruby red highlights. Chocolate and coffee flavours with a roasted and slight sour fruity and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3866) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle, from Aldi. Jet black, big fluffy but ultimately shortlived beige head and gentle condition. Sweet coffee, chocolate and roasted barley in the nose with some background blackberry fruitiness, full flavoured but quite dry in the mouth with a roasted barley bitterness and bitter coffee bean dominant, some liquorice notes emerging with time but bitterness and chalky roasted barley return to dominate the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexcandy (63) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
Aroma-chocolate, maybe a bit of a bleach smell Appearance-dark brown, maybe with a red tint and a coffee head Taste-not very strong, chocolate, burnt citrus Overall - its ok not my style of beer, bit of a different style of stout in that its light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (2188) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours - as visible from the clear bottle - dark brown/black with a nice head. Aroma chocolate, caramel, nuts. Medium bitterness and carbonation. Not Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (11374) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2011
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Dark brown black colour with red hue and small tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and mild candy sweetness in aroma. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, mild coffee and mild vanilla. Smooth and thin.

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