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Double Stout (2012- ) - Shepherd Neame Ltd

Double Stout (2012- )Double Stout (2012- )

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BA SCORE
86
very good

15 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 7.63%


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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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 09:03:04 | More by flyingpig
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dcmchew

Romania

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 18:41:49 | More by dcmchew
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 01:37:17 | More by BlackHaddock
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StJamesGate

New York

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Note: This is a 5.2% bottle-only (for the moment) stout based on a (reputedly) recently re-discovered historical recipe, not the earlier 4% stout.

Chocolate brown that goes oxblood in light with lumpy beige head that stays and sheets.
Lots of cocoa on the nose with acidic malt and tea brack underneath.
Earth, oily coffee, roasty bite, a bit of fig and spicy EKG hops.
Sultana finish and long tree pulp/root bitter finish.
Medium, chewy, lively, oily.

A real stout. Good dose of roast and real bitterness. A bit too fizzy and overly ashy at the end. But from this brewery, a minor miracle.

Probably Shepherd Neame's best beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 16:30:18 | More by StJamesGate
Double Stout (2012- ) from Shepherd Neame Ltd
86 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.