Brewed by Malt Shovel Brewery (Lion Nathan Co.)
Style: Porter
Sydney, Australia


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James Squire Porter is a beer of finesse. Its relationship to stout is evident in a rich, deep colour that is less opaque and unveils window panes of ruby mahogany.Unlike stout, it has more delicate complexity. Roasted barley andwheat, subtle hoppings and long maturation create hints of bitter malt chocolate and pillowy head.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - DEC 14, 2001
Loose head over a dark ruby colored beer leaves interesting lacing on the glass. Roasty chocolaty aroma. Great roasty flavor but don’t really like the hop selection for this beer. Really a perfect looking beer. Medium bodied. Someone went through a lot of work preparing this beer. Good work on this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1346) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
345ml bottle Dark brown body, off-tan head persists. Decent nose, mild roast, toasted nuts, touch of burnt sugar. Medium to full body, restrained carbonation, drying texture. Body has plenty to offer - burnt nutty malts, some dark sugar notes and underlying earthy hop. Lifted bitterness, dry lingering finish. Solid porter. Great every level example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyhennessy (353) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
On tap at the brewhouse. Jet black colour with a foamy tan head. Appearance resembles espresso. Sweet caramel and roasted nut/malt aromas. Flavour is pleasant with a chocolate and coffee finish. Moderate hop usage making this very easy drinking. Lacks a punch to finish, which again, makes this sessionable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kurtos (108) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. Poors a tar black colour. Aroma. A creamy coffee aroma. Taste. A creamy smoothness, with hints of coffee nuts and unsweetened cocoa. Overall. A real treat and one of the better beers in the James Squire Range.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ngejo (382) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - NOV 1, 2014
Tap. Black, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (340) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2014
345 mil bottle roasted malt aroma black as a dogs guys tan head taste is good roasted malts good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
StevieT (813) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2013
Mild coffee aroma with a burnt toffee flavour, pretty good beer, not the best but well worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
Very malty aroma. Very dark black colour with good head. Nice coffee and chocolate flavour with long aftertaste. Heavy body with good warmth and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
Pours a dark colour with a foamy tan head. Caramel, coffee and nuts in the aroma, with nuts most present. Flavour is earthy, nuts and some caramel in the finish. Not that sweet like many other porters can be, which suits my palate well. Medium body with soft carbonation. A good beer indeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (116) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 13, 2015
345ml bottle. This is a solid porter that doesn’t lack anything, but it also isn’t outstanding in any way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1454) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Tap at belgian beer cafe, brisbane. Black colo, hint of red. Aroma is roasty, coffee, not too strong. Roasty and coffee taste, some chocolate, medium body.

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