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Nepenthe Ales The Shire Stout - Candia Road Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Candia Road Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: johnnnniee on 01-14-2012

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4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought from good ol' Market Basket and poured from bomber bottle into a stout glass (Christmas present from both my mother-in-law and aunts-in-law).

L- Nearly pitch black with a tad bit of mahogany, a deep tan head that dissipates quickly. (4)

S- Dark fruit, cherry, slight booze influence. Roasted malts, dark chocolate thrown in as well. (4)

T- Roasted malts right off the bat (a welcome taste). There is a sweet note to it, dark chocolate, slight coffee hint. The fruity aroma does not come through as much in the taste, but this is a rather impressive stout. (4.5)

F- Here's where it clunks a little bit. The body is a bit thin for a stout, more on the porter side. I was expecting more of a smoother mouthfeel to it. (3.5)

O- Despite the off-putting mouth feel, this is a nice stout. It has the roasted flavors one comes to expect from a stout, it has a simple yet complex flavor profile that I like, and it is rather affordable for a local craft beer. (4.25)

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3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbeervt
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.44/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of hopley
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pour is a dark brown cola like color with a tight light caramel colored head. Nose is heavy roast and char with a light bit of dark malt and a faint touch of fudge. Taste is even more heavily charred and a bit acrid. Some malt berry sweetness in the back and a hint sugary behind all the char. Medium to light body, slightly slick up front, well carbonated and fairly dry.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jdhilt
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger light tan head that fades slowly and leaves traces of lace. Black color, no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted coffee nose and flavor is roasted/burnt coffee. Dry finish. 22oz bottle $6.99 from Market Basket Concord, NH.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Nepenthe Ales The Shire Stout from Candia Road Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.