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Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 188: Shepherd Neame Double Stout
Shepherd & Neame Double Stout

Pours a very dark brown. The head is thick and foamy, and gradually fades away. The beer is opaque in the glass so carbonation is not visible.

First Sip: dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee flavours. There is a mild, lingering bitterness. Mouth-feel is medium, with a dry finish.

This is very nice, but not what I expected. Usually I can't get enough of a stout but this is one I need to be in the mood for. I don't think it would be terribly hard to make is a regular brew, especially on cold winter nights, but I still prefer Sheaf Stout. *half a glass later* I really am enjoying this beer now that it has warmed a little. The malts are becoming stronger and I'm growing used to the dry finish.

Double Stout
Shepherd Neame & Co, Faversham Brewery.
5.2% alc/vol
500ml bottle

Shepherd & Neame Double Stout

Same again sir? Yes, but not right now.

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Sheaf Stout has been on my world's best stout list since 1988 when Tooth's was still making it as an independent.

This chap nails my experience with Sheaf Stout nicely: http://beervana.blogspot.com/2009/08/rediscovering-sheaf-stout.html

I will add Shepherd's offering to my Brews to Look for list and let you know if I find a bottle to try.


Guess what I have a large bottle of in my fridge? :)

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