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Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Porter
Leeds, England

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RATINGS: 112   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1758) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle. A rather handsome and extremely deep ruby coloured porter with a fairly small but lasting beige head. This head also leaves an attractive lacing. Dark fruits and roasted coffee dominate the nose with hints of dark chocolate. Dry palate texture with toasted malts as well as a slight chocolatey sweetness. The finish is a tad short, but is nicely dry and bitter. A bit too light for me, considering this is a porter but not bad at all.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - FEB 14, 2008
Dark, dark ribena like ruby pouring with lacing dark brown head. aroma is toffee malty with some black cherry. This changes personality on the palate with dark roasted malt with spicy cumin like hops that dont last very long. really let down by a lack of malt depth and watery mouthfeel.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2007
Pours a very dark ruby colour with a lively off white tan head. I was not getting much aroma wise but in the mouth there is some malt with some burnt flavours and some bitterness but I found it very underwhelming, pretty flat in flavour and no depth to it at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (267) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2007
UPDATED: APR 18, 2013 Deep deep dark ruby colour. Rich full coffee/toffee caramel.Roasted malt comes through. Lovely rich brown head.. Lovely . Agood starter for a night on the ale!

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2007
God this was awful! Having just had a Shepherd Neame 1698, I was looking forward to trying this one, but I wish I hadnít bothered. Pours a dark ruby colour with a thin tan head. The aroma was pretty dull. The taste was nothing like a good Porter should be. All I could pick up was an exceptionally strong metallic taste, which ruined any chance of detecting other flavours. For a Porter, I found it to be thin and watery. This was not an enjoyable experience.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 Dark brown/red, thin off white head, sweet malt, bit fizzy. wattery then bitter roast with burnt bitter linger ...2.6
Tk2 ... Deep black ... short lived foam head ... sweet roast malts ...toffee malts little buttery little roast... 3.2

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 pours dark from the bottle, foamy tan head. half-hearted attempt at a porter ends up being more similar to a mann’s. hints of chocolate and cherry. malt flavour. ashy texture with metallic edge was tasting too much alcohol at first but it balanced out into a decent, if underwhelming beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joanesee (7) - ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2007 does not count
Lovely spicy dark full bodied bitter. So close to that perfect northern ale, Icannot believe itís an ASDA bottle. Well done asda and well done WHitechapel

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beervis (243) - Taylorís Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 Dark, toasty malt, bitter. oatmeal coloured head dissipates in seconds. liquorice and cinder toffee aroma and predominant flavours, finish quite short but pleasantly spicy. not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2007 I am not a huge fan of Porters and, having sampled Shepherd Neameís winter 2006/7 Porter, I did not have high hopes for this little number. However, I was amazed in that I loved this little beauty. Guinness black in colour, malty and bitter in taste (but lacks the sweetness of other Porters, which suits me). A good effort for a cheap, ale from Asda.


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