Double Stout (2012- ) | Shepherd Neame Ltd

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
80 Ratings
Double Stout (2012- )Double Stout (2012- )
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shepherd Neame Ltd
England, United Kingdom
shepherd-neame.co.uk

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by StJamesGate on 11-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,266
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
80
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by wl0307:
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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
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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Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of stephenlee
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Robertas
3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RickyS
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tux_alin
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of azkkr
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mick_cooper
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite soft, gentle. Fine. dark and rich.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Iaido
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mishi_d
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VictoriaTyagunova
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
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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Photo of parintele
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of vinicole
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of killcore
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of qrazvan
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep dark coulour. Strong aroma, coffee flavour. Recommended!

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Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of drmeto
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a medium to big,frothy,beige head
S:
-coffee,nutty,grassy,pine,licorice,grainy,dark chocolate
T:
-prunes upfront,espresso,nutty,spicy,dark chocolate,coffee bitterniss
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
A damn good Stout

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Double Stout (2012- ) from Shepherd Neame Ltd
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 80 ratings