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Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Porter
Leeds, England

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Bottle: Filtered
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.


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 it’s 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 (239) - Taylor’s 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 Neame’s 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2070) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 From bottle. Deep dark ruby red. Good frothy off white head. Roasted malt and liquorice aroma. Hint of coffee. Bitter flavour. Quite tart with a thin texture. Roasted malt, chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4203) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2006
Poured a dark mahogany colour with a thick caramel coloured head; typical chocolate malt aroma; sweet at first but balanced with a bittterness like that found in dark chocolate or cinder toffee. Satisfying but not outstanding.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7013) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle 500ml. Dark brown with slight hint of red, off white head some dark chocolate aromas which also were in the flavour some roastiness there with malts prevalent, this was’nt bad just nothing earth shattering.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2006
Dark deep red with a thin off-white head, taste is of faint chocolate and red fruits but in saying that nothing to write home about an average beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2006
Enticing waft of claret and milk chocolate. Filthy tan head atop a coke-like body. vanishing quickly. Chocolate sweetness and a finishing coffee-like smokiness. A generous slug of fruity booze. Pleasant enough, but makes me long for stickier, more decadent Belgians.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2006
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml. Dark brown with red hue, short lasting head. Thinner than expected with a restrained mix of flavour. There is some sharp nuttiness with an earthy dark roasted malt note, but there is also a metallic note going on. Fruity at the finish, quite short, quite drying. Overall a beer thats reasonable, just not great.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2006
Poured from the bottle, a rich black colour with a frothy brown head. A roasted malt aroma, though a bit metallic. A light mouthfeel with a good bitterness. The finish leaves a roasted malt flavour after the fruity hops at the front of the mouth. OK, but a little too much carbonation and that metallic-ness in teh background.


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