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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 419   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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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5659) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, - MAR 17, 2013
500ml dark bottle from Morrisons. Retro label. I do like the retro beers that some of the older breweries are doing. They are not authentic recreations - these are older recipes brewed on modern equipment, with modern ingredients and yeasts, and in a modern style, but I like the idea. This, of course, doesnt taste any different from any modern stout brewed at around this strength. The thing with stouts is that like espresso coffee, the ingredients and recipe tend to make beers that dont leave much room for individuality or character. This is a typical roasted malts dark beer. All the flavours and mouthfeel that youd expect are here - like drinking raspberry jam on burnt toast. Lovely.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (2429) - 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 (113) - 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...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
limbonicartbeer (78) - - FEB 9, 2017
Cerveza color negro obscuro. Corona de espuma pequeña de baja retención. Aromas a maltas tostadas, café y chocolate amargo. Al paladar consistencia líquida, fácil de beber con notas predominantes a maltas tostadas, café y un amargor moderado con sutil dulzor. Cerveza que a mi gusto estaría mucho mejor si tuviera más cuerpo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mathewsgm (2) - Wallingford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017 does not count
Bottle 500ml @ Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK. chocolate, coffee, roasty, smoke, black, hazy, rocky head, medium bitterness, light sweetness,

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (2110) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2017
Draft at Kaisla, Helsinki. Black body with a brown thick head. The aroma is chocolatey, with nuts, oak and gloves. Complex. The flavor profile has some sourness to it with mellow bitter chocolate. Brewed to perfection but not my favorite style of stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tayeth (616) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2017
Geruch nach Malz, Kaffee und dunkler Schokolade. Geschmack leicht rauchig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Im Nachgeschmack ein bisschen Aschenbecher.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13693) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom Ls place. Thanks Lior D. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Nice aroma of dark chocolate, some nuts, a bit of roast. Rather dry flavor, slightly sweetish, with chocolate, roast, and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanCrusher (1031) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle 0,50L. Very dark brown color with large, frothy, light brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, strong black coffee, burnt malts, a touch of tar (or maybe smoke). Taste is moderate bitter, strong coffee like. Finish is moderate bitter with a bitter dark chocolate and long lasting aftertaste. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation, metallic finish. Good, old school, English stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkolas510 (1297) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2016
Kolsvart med ljusbrunt skum. Doftar och smakar inte mycket! Frkylning som spkar? Lite kaffe, choklad och lite lakrits kanske. Nytt omdme nsta gng!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jury (248) - RUSSIA - DEC 18, 2016
Хороший стаут, приятны& аромат и вкус, послевк& с горчинк& Годен до 30.06.2017. (Bottle 0,5/ 5,2%)


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