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Double Stout (2012- ) - Shepherd Neame Ltd

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87
very good

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
Reviews by hansavijaticar:
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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 Ciocanelu
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 BlackHaddock
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

it's too fizzy ~& it's too thin
the flavour is barely okay & considering this was marked higher than the prices on the other supermarket beers next to it this makes it a fail

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

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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

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.

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Double Stout (2012- ) from Shepherd Neame Ltd
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