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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 422   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geolgau (59) - 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 (21) - 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 (345) - 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 (2442) - 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...

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 (2165) - 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 (623) - 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 (13780) - 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.


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