Nepenthe Ales The Shire Stout | Candia Road Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Candia Road Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
candiaroad.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by johnnnniee on 01-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
13.27%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
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0
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3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2ellas
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the base beer for one of my allllll time favorite BA stouts and it doesn't let down on the non BA version. Thick, black and non see througj. Smells of roasty malts and chocolate. Taste mirrors the smell just more intense. Overall, find this and drink it. Also, enjoy the brewers company, he's cool shit!

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Photo of lou50rp
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScaryEd
2.99/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of skrewyou82
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smanson56
3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of risendragon
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
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 -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbeervt
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.44/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
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 -10.7%

Photo of dphillips
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jarrgal
3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jdhilt
3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
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 +14.8%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of tommyguz
3/5  rDev -23.5%

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Nepenthe Ales The Shire Stout from Candia Road Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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