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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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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2.4
BlackHaddock (7956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
500ml bottle between three on an Irish tasting evening at home on 11th Nov 2016. I slipped this into the session because it has a front label that looks ’Irish’. Worst beer of the night: weak in looks, aroma and taste: poor, watery imitation of an Irish Stout on all counts. That will teach me not to buy cheap Stouts.

3.1
ShivanDragon (4698) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
bottle from supermarket, 3.8%, 500ml, pours like a cola, brown slightly red hue with a khaki head. Aroma of toasted and roasted malts, biscuit, barley, Taste is thin, watery, dry, toasted and roasted malts, coffee, weak sweetness, weak bitterness, weak body and normal co2.

2.6
MarcinG (1063) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2015
Ciemny o palonej malej pianie . Czekoladowy posmak z nuta palonego slodu i kawy. Raczej gorzkawy.

2.9
ManVsBeer (11126) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle from Lidl, Todmorden. Black with a very thin off white head. Has a roasted malt aroma and taste, but certainly understated and feels slightly thin in the palate.

3.5
Martin243 (1245) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Unusual for me to be in under 4% territory,but I bought a couple of bottles on my last trip to Lidl, so 500ml bottle at home poured into a pint sleeve. Really looks the part, black with a mighty, persistent, creamy beige head. Vegetal farmyard aroma. Bitter chocolate burnt toast, hint of treacle toffee. Palate-wise, it’s a bit thin and gassy, but overall, better than expected.

3.2
SilkTork (5921) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
500ml clear bottle, filtered. 99p from Home Bargains. 3.8%. Double Stout. Woody. Nice texture for 3.8%. Holds up well against Guinness - indeed, I like it more. Has more roasty flavours. A very pleasant dark, roasty beer.

3.2
StueyD (1586) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
A dark cola brown coloured beer with a weak latte coloured head. A very light aroma, dark roasted malt elements, coffee, nutty and dark chocolate, plus a background fruitiness. A dry mouthfeel. A dry, roasted malt taste, espresso coffee, dark chocolate and nutty. There is a slightly sweeter fruity flavour in the background. This does temper the dryness into the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 3/28/2013 Total Score: 2.6
A dark, black-brown coloured beer with a frothy but thick beige head. A light, roasted malt aroma, with a background of fruity hops. Fizzy, medium mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma, a mildly sweet, roasted malt flavour, with hints of chocolate and dark caramel, is soon taken over by a bitter, pithy citrus fruit, hop flavour, that lasts through to a thin, weak finish.


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