beerbros (1) - Oxton, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This fine beer may only be bettered by a second. Good head, strong ale but does not compromise the great flavour,
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich caramel and coffee aroma. Black hue with a small light brown head. Full flavoured porter with roasted malt, toffee and a hint of chocolate. The finish is dry, long lasting and coffee laced. An enjoyable but not over powering ale this is a little thinner than other porters that I have had. However, this is the type of quality you would expect from Shepherd Neame, I was just a little surprised that a shop like Asda has an "own label" Porter. Let the good times roll eh?
garyaps (1) - - SEP 26, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve recently tried a lot of different ales but this one really stood out amoungst the rest for me. It has an almost chocolatey/coffee taste to it. Very dark in colour. It’s one of those ales you could sit and drink all night.
Fairground (29) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolatey aroma which is a lovely thing, extremely dark ale almost black in colour, the head is frothy but dies down quickly very dry taste but medium bitterness, light sweetness as an undertone. medium body, soft carbonation, long finish,
joanesee (7) - ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
Gary (1843) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 (Clear glass bottle) Isn’t this stuff just ’Shepherd Neame’ Porter ? Anyway what ever the hell its agreeable -with its rich and bitter qualities -burnt things -probably malts . Good one considering its a lowly beer made by a boring brewery for ’supermarkets’.
harrisoni (17167) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Asda. Dark ruby colour with thin tan head. Nice dark fruit aromas bit of bitter choc in mouth with black cherry and blackberry. Really nice dark beer, Finish is just a tad short
iansonuk (1) - Poole, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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).
mike_77 (5309) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, dark brown colour with thin creamy head. Some hop citric acidity detectable in the aroma. Flavour has masses of roasted malt and has a hint of coffee in the aftertaste.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I really liked this one, nice malty flavour. Tasted some roastiness, and a hint of dark fruit.