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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oppear (112) - Tallinn, - JUL 3, 2013
Normal appearance for a stout and the smell and taste are good. Ash, roast, some hops, drie. Perhaps a small negative would be the aftertaste developing eventually into a wet old rag in the mouth, but this is still one of the better stouts out there to buy.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
May 2016. (HTF did this one slip under the beerdar?) Oily pitch trimmed with ruby under a pocked tan neck. The foam collapses painting the pot with messy lace. Aroma of bramble, ozone and iron filings. Thick cask nick with a glossy dark cocoa viscosity singed happily at the edges. Rust and oysters. Mocha, bramble and burnt almonds. Laudable clout and heft. Easy to slug although not without a streak of heat. Punchy, full and well roasted. Stock up at 1:25 a punt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
homeini (182) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 21, 2017
Uzupełnienie z notatek. Bardzo przyjemny stout, dosyć grzeczny, niezbyt agresywny, przez to lekki w odbiorze i bardzo pijalny.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10664) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 8, 2017
Botella. Black colour, light brownish head. Pleasanta roma of roasted malt and chocolate with dark fruit. Flavour has roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, bit smoke to it, soft, bit thin but really a fine brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Orange_times (265) - UKRAINE - APR 7, 2017
0.5 l bottle. Pours black colour with medium light brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, cacao. Medium sweet, lightly bitter. Medium body, ligth cacao aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puredelusion (363) - Lviv, UKRAINE - APR 7, 2017
0.5 bottle. Pours dark brown color with high brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee. Flavor is medium sweet, light to medium bitter. Finish is medium long, dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geolgau (127) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - MAR 20, 2017
0.5 bottle. Bottle 0,50L. Pours pitch black with big and brownish head. Aroma is cacao, malty sweet, roasted bitter. Taste is medium sweet, dark malts, chocolate, slightly hoppy-herbal. A bit watery and silky creamy mouthfeel, thin body, medium to high carbonation. Enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neroaga (30) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2017
Great stout. Hints of coffee, chocolate and Smokey flavours. 500mL is not enough

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wendigo (400) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 14, 2017
0.5l bottle. Malty aroma, caramel, roasted malts, coffee, cocoa notes, plums. Black color, beige head. Taste is the same as aroma, light sour, medium bitter. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation and coffee bitter finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (2464) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle. 5.2%. Best before 06.17. Pours almost black, with a creamy, tan head. Good lacing. Roasted aroma with a chocolate note and a light fruity overtone. Flavour is slightly tart, and roasted. Light coffee overtone. Fruity note as it warms. Bitter finish, roasted, dry-ish and a wee bit watery. Lingering tart coffee note and a coffee-ish bitterness, as well as a metallic hint. Overall pretty solid. 26.02.17.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tezarak (121) - Lengnau, SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Pours a very dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Full bodied and full of character (havent tried too many DSs to truly compare). Smokey, bitter and savoury. Nice, but no jaw dropper...


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