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

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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
StevieT (525) - - DEC 9, 2013
Mild coffee aroma with a burnt toffee flavour, pretty good beer, not the best but well worth a try.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (239) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2014
345 mil bottle roasted malt aroma black as a dogs guys tan head taste is good roasted malts good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyhennessy (253) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kurtos (95) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1064) - 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.

3.6
   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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle 345 ml thanks to Dallas (not on ratebeer)!
On July 19, 2013.
BB 13 June 2014.
Dark ruby red color, fluffy brown head that leaves lacings. Sweet, malty, toffee scent. Sweet, toffee, roasted taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1789) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Sydney Harbor with the family in tow. Not the best of porters but it’ll do in a pinch.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (835) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2013
Poured an opaque black colour with a brown tint around the edges. Developed a one-finger beige coloured head that diminished slowly and laced OK. Aroma of molasses, subtle malt, and a trace of coffee. Taste has a sweet profile of malt followed by roasted grain. Light body and a bit watery. Smooth, soft, slightly sweet, somewhat bland finish. Ordinary.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niksko (306) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a bit of tan head. Nose is coffee and burnt notes. Taste is pretty sweet, with some coffee, marmalade and some more burnt notes. Not bad, but slightly watery.


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