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Double Stout (2012- ) - Shepherd Neame Ltd

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BA SCORE
87
very good

26 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 7.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shepherd Neame Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StJamesGate on 11-14-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

endless1408, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle at Brew Dock, Dublin, Ireland

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—only slight trac3es of dark red are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a finger high tan head that slowly died won, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of burnt malts and molasses are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of burnt malts and molasses along with hints of roast and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The flavors of this stout seem to strengthen as it warms up. It is rather flavorful considering its body.

metter98, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer looks great with excellent head and beige lacing. Smell is bitter chocolate with hints of dark fruit. The taste is dark, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, ash and a bit of leather. Very complex for the low abv. An absolutely superb straight ahead stout. I wish this was served instead of Guinness in every pub in England. It is not dissimilar to Young's Double Chocolate Stout. The long bitter aftertaste is reminiscent of an espresso and the foam puts me in mind of the crema. Widely available in UK supermarkets and a solid choice for a standard stout. Gives Fullers London Porter and Haviestoun Old Engine Oil competition in the stout/porter category.

My mark out of one hundred would be 87.

LagerCognoscenti, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

vinicole, May 05, 2014
Photo of wl0307
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Coming in a 500ml brown bottle, BB 02/2015, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a pitch black colour topped with a creamy dark khaki head with very good retention, while steady streams of tiny bubbles are observed close to the top.
S: aromatic dark malts, coffee-ish roast malts, Goldings hops, burned nuts, aromatic dark chocolates and mild dark fruit acidity dominate the impression upfront; given a good swirl, a somewhat… “winey” touch of mixed fruitiness, toasted malts and chocolates comes to the fore, very enjoyable, along with a mildly herbal tinge as well.
T: smooth on the entry and medium-bodied, the bittersweet malty flavour has with it some toffee-ish elements and creamy cocoa beyond the cold filter coffee-ish elements, followed seamlessly by an intensifying flow of hop bitterness with a decent level of dark fruit acidity and an everlasting tinge of burned, dry-ish mouthfeel, while a chewy palate also goes semi-pronounced at the end of every long sip.
M&O: in general the carbonation level is executed pretty well, although the body feels at times thinner than perhaps desirably so; all in all this Double Stout has retained a moderate body and flavour profile, crafted in a way that the balance in flavour, good level of dry-ish bitterness and approachable drinkability make it a session-type stout. One pint is definitely not enough at any sitting, to me at least.

wl0307, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

parintele, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Ciocanelu, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of flyingpig
3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Bottle from Tesco (£2.39):
Dark mahogany brown with a thin lacing over the top that still covers the surface and is a light brown to tan colour, this is down from the initial thumb sized and bubbly one.

Dark roasted malts and barely coming through initially with the usual light coffee aroma on top. There is a milk chocolatey sweetness around the middle with some cocoa and sugar plus a little grain. Some subtle hops rounded things off but the malts really came through strongest here.

Sweeter than the nose suggested but still not an in-your-face sweetness, there was some roasted barely and malts with plenty of chocolate and a creamy flavour coming through. I could detect some grain and coffee, with some liquorice & a bitter finish.

Medium bodied and quite chewy with a very dry and semi-bitter finish. There was some sweetness from the chocolate and sugars as well as a little spice too and the carbonation was a little on the high side.

A pretty standard stout , the flavours were much as I had expected going in with a nice balance between the darker malts and the roasted flavours but the palate was a little harsh and the carbonation also seemed off meaning the beer wasn't as smooth or as easy to drink as I would have liked.

flyingpig, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

leitmotif, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely pitch black, nothing comes through even when holding it in the light. 2 finger beige head, nice retention.
Smells of dark chocolate, with sweetened milk, dark grains and light coffee.
Taste is straight up roasted malts, dark chocolate, with a light lactose component. Lots of cocoa powder and ground coffee beans. Low dark fruit (some raisin) and a faint citrus zest throughout. Mild herbal notes, with a faint mintiness also. Hops are green and bitter, but don't surpass the bitterness from the roast.
A bit too fizzy and a tad too watery, but still really enjoyable.
Lots of great components, a great stout.

dcmchew, Nov 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Kevichella, Nov 09, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

5.2% ABV.

Brown 500ml bottle: BBD unknown. Poured into a pint tankard on 5th Nov 2013.

It's black: the head is deep with a creamy foam texture and tan coloured, it looks great.

Roasted and almost burnt malts fill the nose, rich coffee notes rise out of the tankard and you somehow know it's going to be dry on the tongue because of the aroma.

The smell didn't lie, this is a dry Stout: it has Bourneville Chocolate within its flavours along with ground coffee and just plain over roasted malts. Any real bitterness is always covered by the semi-creamy body feel, although it is just under the surface throughout.

Really enjoyed this.

BlackHaddock, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

innominat, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Double Stout (2012- ) from Shepherd Neame Ltd
87 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.