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Double Stout (2012- ) - Shepherd Neame Ltd

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: StJamesGate on 11-14-2012

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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 12
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3.29/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of interzen
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Look: Dark brown with ruby highlights when held up to the light - a fingers width of bubbly, light tan head which settles back to a foam cap leaving behind a modest amount of lacing.

Smell: Heavy on the chocolate with more than a hint of dark, roasted coffee. Fairly straightforward, without a huge amount of complexity.

Taste: Roasted malts aplenty, as you'd expect, with further hints of coffee and a slightly chalky, dark chocolate flavour. Not excessively bitter, but then not exactly characterless either.

Feel: Medium body, a bit drier than some stouts. Has an almost espresso-like finish.

Overall: As stouts go, it's not a bad one - if you're looking for something with an insanely complex flavour profile then you're in the wrong place. However, if you're after a good, drinkable stout which is a cut above the typical Irish offerings then this is a good bet. Widely available and well worth checking out.

Photo of mick_cooper
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite soft, gentle. Fine. dark and rich.

Photo of Malt_Man
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served cool from 500ml bottle into pint mug.

A) Black and opaque, thin light tan head. Little carbonation visible.

S) Chocolate ice cream, roasted coffee, hints of something sweeter.

T) Big roasty toasty malt flavour. Pleasant bitterness - mellow and well judged.

M) Decent body for 5.2% and the carbonation is just right.

O) This is a great supermarket stout, focuses on doing the basics right. Recommended.

Photo of aehaman18
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ktalexander
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Gorgeous beer, but hoppier and bubblier than expected.

Photo of RickyS
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.73/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.32/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of vinicole
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of wl0307
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Double Stout (2012- ) from Shepherd Neame Ltd
87 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.