Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Porter
Leeds, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2008
Dark brown in colour with ruby tones and a big, fluffy tan head. Sweet malt and dark fruit aroma. Flavour was sweet, with some chocolate, roastiness and an abrupt bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1096) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2008
Bottle. Very dark brown with beige long-lasting head. Dark, smoky / roasted malt aroma. Medium body with plenty of fine carbonation. Rich with a sharp and bitter edge giving good balance. Malty with fruit and some dark chocolate / coffee notes with a bitter finish. Well balanced, but Porter is not my favourite style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbros (1) - Oxton, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2008 does not count
This fine beer may only be bettered by a second. Good head, strong ale but does not compromise the great flavour,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iansonuk (1) - Poole, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2008 does not count
A strong, hoppy ale, with just enough bite to avoid being considered bland. Similar in flavour to Bath Ales’s ’Barnstormer’, (though alas slightly inferior in my opinion).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1501) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
Looks like Guinness with a slightly smaller head that leaves plenty of lacing. Light, malty aroma. Roasted malty taste with a hint of chocolate and nuts but not really the strength of flavour you would hope for/expect from a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1816) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (308) - 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!

   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 hadn’t 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.

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