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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 442   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hens (762) - Tallinn, Estonia, - APR 25, 2013
0,5L bottle. Tofee hops aroma. Bitter coffee bean to be remembered. Unusual taste for me. Interesting cappuccino, dark chocolate. Bitter end lasting few moment. Nice one.


3.7
Pdubyah (797) - 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 (346) - 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 (1131) - 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 (74) - 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 (2728) - 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 (838) - 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.

3.6
LasseVPedersen (446) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2017
Bottle, 50cl. Pours pitch black with a creamy, stable and in everyway possible delightful tan head. Good lacing and retention. Aroma: Roasty, malty with coffee, milky chocolate, earthy notes and some hoppiness. The taste is dry with chocolate and roasted malt in the flavor as you would expect. Smokey and medium bitter. Kinda classic and very English styled stout. Nothing there to surprise, just good old fashioned. Light-medium body with only 5.2% alc. Silky creamy mouthfeel. Liked it.

3.6
Rune (13510) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2017
500ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Langnes. Rocky, bubbly, two-finger thick, fawn-coloured head with fine retention. Crocheted lacework. Black as the polar night. Chocolate malty nose, nicely roasted. Dark malty flavours of chocolate, cocoa, dark bread and a developing touch of dark fruits. Nicely roasted bitter end. Medium boded. Smooth mouth feel. Enjoying. (Tromsø 11.10.2017).

4.3
Kittenbieer (255) - LYON, FRANCE - OCT 6, 2017
Partagée avec mon cher Appiantiqua dans des verres "3 loups",belle robe ébène surmontée d'une mousse ivoire de bonne persistance avec une carbonatation intense.Le nez est très riche,offre des arômes de fruits noirs,chocolat et café,alcool.La bouche est à l'image du nez avec des petites notes brûlées(café à l'ancienne) nous laissant sur une courte amertume mais bonne!Un ensemble bien équilibré et consistant malgré la légèreté. Un délicieux Stout!


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