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Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Porter
Leeds, England

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Made exclusively for the Asda supermarket chain by Shepherd Neame
A Porter of true character, made with only the finest malted barley for a firm, bitter flavour.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3556) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle bought at Asda, shared with hubby. Turned out to be the best beer from Sheperd Neame until now.... Aroma of sweetened espresso. Taste of black coffee (European style, not the one you get in the UK) and roasted nuts. Easy to drink, really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Down2die (106) - IRELAND - SEP 2, 2012
bottle from asda 5.2. toffee nose. roast and choc malts slight citrus hop with a dry finish. not bad .....not really had many porters to compare in fairness

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Clear 500ml bottle, best before May 2008, drank on a wet and windy evening in Shropshire on 7th Jan 2008. Poured into a pint sleeve glass. Very dark ruby red colour with a wonderful foaming deep head, light brown in colour. The aroma is weak and watery a few malt and hops around but nothing to shout about. A sweet biscuit smell comes later. There is a hint of burn toast in the taste and some burnt caramel too, but not a sweet porter by any means. It looked so good, what a pity it is such a watery product with no depth or rich feel to it. I am only having two beers a week during Jan 2008 and I have wasted one on this bottle, bugger!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3169) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Bottle from ASDA. Grassy coffee malt aroma & flavour. Very dark brown colour, decent head. Dry & sweet aftertaste. OK porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burgess1984 (51) - ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
Smokey and dry, great brew. I picked it up in hope and in future I will buy again. Goes down easily and has a watery mouthfeel. A summer drink for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fairwater (128) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle from Asda. By the cap, brewed by Shepherd Neame. Pours black with no head. Bit more carbonation than I like in a stout. Nose of light hops and dark malts. Slightly fruity taste, with roast coffee. Good, if a bit too fizzy for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2034) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle from Asda
Very dark ruby brown...ruby edges...big rocky tan head..reasonable lacing
Aroma - Roasted malt...some dark toffee...sweetish dark malts...yeast...hint of dark fruit..fairly light aroma
Taste - Roasted malts..some spicy bitter hops...bit of coffee...yeast...dark toffee
Palate - Medium carb....thin to medium body...sweet malts....bitter roast and hops. Finish - much more bitter coffee and bitter hops comes through here with a bit over-lingering rather rough burnt toast, sweet dark malt, bit mineraly tail.
Overall - A reasonable porter from Shepheard Neame, spoiled a bit by the roughish finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (3468) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
Tasty and impressive own brand porter with excellent nose. Full bodied ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
ralphdot (981) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
5.2%, black with a nice head, sweet malt and fruit aroma, malty and there is definitely chocolate in the taste, quite good for a supermarket (Asda Wal-Mart) beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16217) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.


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