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%
Bottle: Filtered
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15777) - Odense, - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle @ Odense Smagning, 1st Gathering Janaur 2013. 4%. Pours dark brown nearly black with a small beige foam.Chocolate, vague roast and caramel. Medium bodied. A bit thin . .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (6795) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShivanDragon (3693) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (703) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2015
Ciemny o palonej malej pianie . Czekoladowy posmak z nuta palonego slodu i kawy. Raczej gorzkawy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (9212) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (1083) - 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, its a bit thin and gassy, but overall, better than expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5659) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1579) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (18523) - PCastle, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
Tiefschwarzes Bier mit schner brunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr rstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack rstmalzig trocken nach Kaffee, leicht wrzig und herb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2715) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Black colour good mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts. Taste same slight smoke. Medium body soft carbonated. Ok good looking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (4276) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle from lidl. Cola looking beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, chalk and a little chocolate. Ok beer.
Earlier Rating: 3/22/2013 Total Score: 3
Bottle. Almost black beer with small beige head. Aroma of chocolate. Taste is bitter and dry roasted hops and chocolate. Light bodied for a stout. Not bad for 99p.

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