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Brewed by RCH
Style: Porter
Weston-super-Mare, England

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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
In the old brewery we had a problem with slugs getting into the brewery. As the beer leaves a trail down the glass as you drink it like a slug, that's how the beer was named. A delicious traditional porter with a full bodied taste of chocolate, coffee, blackcurrant and black cherry with a good aroma. A near black colour with a good white head when served through a tight sparkler.
Pale malt, crystal malt, black malt; Fuggles and Goldings hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Decaf (21) - - JAN 13, 2013
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Cask. Pours dark brown to black, with light chocolate aroma. Medium body, bitter, light roast. Very nice porter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OllieBBommel (939) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle@home, 500ml. Head: beige/brown. Colour: ruby brown. Aroma: hops, roasted malt. Taste: bitter, some sour. Palate: bitter, medium bitter finish. Overall: nice

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1701) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle as an Easter gift Dunbar Scotland 2009. This is a thin roasty porter that does not really push the envelope for the style. It is a solid representation though and has an awesome name

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ExpendableHero (728) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Black beer with a thin, off-white head. Aromas of faint smoke, and coffee. Tastes of smoky notes, watery/flat coffee, some coal, black licorice. Medium bodied, with an oily mouth feel. Bitter, chalky finish. Very dry brew, unoffensive in flavor, but not very memorable. Decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle from Tomlinson’s, Inverness 091212
Dark brown, frothy tan head with reasonable lacing
Aroma - Soft roasted malts, touch of coffee grounds, little woody
Taste - Roasted malts, dark caramel toffee malts, some burnt crust, bit of charcoal, dab of bitter chocolate, some coffee grounds, touch of dark fruity malt in the background
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, fairly smooth texture. Finish fairly dry, burnt roast, woody, some lingering burnt roast and dark coffee grounds, tad rough
Overall - Finish is rather overburnt which spoils the main flavour . I do remember this being good on cask so this was a bit disappointing

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jordinc (102) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Draught. Nice creamy head, good retention. Nice and dark, great contrast to the tan head. Tasted roasty, chocolate notes with a bit of sour tang I couldn’t nail down. A bit watery and think for such a dark porter, but finished smooth. I would try this again, as I tried this after an imperial stout which probably affected some of my perceptions.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (862) - ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Cask. Jet black with few dark ruby hints. Tan thick head. Nose of chocolate and vanilla. In the mouth surprisingly light with lots of vanilla - almost icecream like - and a sprinkling of mocha chocolate powder. A little red fruit - plums. Nice easy-drinking porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle @ liva, Kolding. Pours nearly black with a creamy head and lacings. Roast, Chocolate , a bit of ash and coffee. Smooth and dry. Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
uckelman (194) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2012
Very dark, almost black. Thick, architectural head with tiny bubbles. Burnt aroma, and strong whiff of alcohol, which is strange because it’s only 4.5%. Sharp, bitter taste; a little coffee, but more in the aftertaste and towards grounds than fresh coffee. A lot of carbonation. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10058) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter roasted flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. oily palate.


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