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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
undercurrent25 (2089) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
This beats Guinness hands down, sorry Irish folk, nice roasted taste and not too creamy or thin either, Shepherd Neame should produce this all the time. NB mine was a bottled version at 4%abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (26432) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2011
Bottled (from K Citymarket Kivihaka, Vaasa). Very deep ambery brown colour with a mediumsized beige head, that leaves nice lace. Aroma is beautiful toffee, roasted notes, mild dark fruityness as well as some coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, some sweet dark fruityness, chocolate, coffee and also some quite bittery notes. Quite strong coffeeish and chocolaty notes in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrunoVille (50) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2011
500 ml bottle.
Pours a dark brown colour with a small white head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, some hops, coffee, milk chocolate, spices and mild nuts. Just great. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a dry roasty finish with chocolate. Very well crafted for a 4% dry stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (7233) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2011
50cl bottle from K-Kamppi, Helsinki. Poured black with a nice beige lacing head. Aroma has coffee, roasted malt and some chocolate. Flavor similar, coffee and roasted malt, hops quite noticeable towards finish. Smooth palate. Thin, but very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (43362) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and breadish. Dark roasted and slight liqourice. Lingering dark roasted and bitter. Dark roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2430) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5311) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle. (Clear ) Black with a dry medium body.Part of their cheap range-cost seventy five pence. Excellent value for money and a good example of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown/black with finger thick ivory tan head. Aroma: Caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee note, roast malts, smokiness. Taste: Medium bitter and sourness with low/medium sweetness. Palate: THick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering dry bitter, sour malty, cold coffee finish. Comments: Very tasty and easy to drink session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkopen (1143) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
500 ml bottle. Deep dark reddish brown colour, medium-sized beige head. Sweetish aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. The flavour is roasted malty, slightly sour, with coffee and chocolate, and a lingering bitter finish. For a beer with just 4 % alcohol by volume, this is very tasty.

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