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

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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2003
I found it to be a bit thin and noticed an acidic finish. It was better as it warmed, not bad but not worth 4.50 a bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2003 I totally enjoyed this, maybe because I was massively intoxicated at the time. Re-rate: Good porter. tastes a bit watered down, but the rating stands.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NightOwl (45) - Midland, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2003
Cola beer. Must be the toffee. Heavily carbonated, very acidic aftertaste. Much lighter than I expected from a Porter. All in all, though, I'd drink it again perhaps if it was on discount - $5.50 a pint was a bit much for a beer soda.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2003
Gravity dispensed cask at the RFD in Washington D.C. The aroma is a fantastic. Subtle, but with tones of vanilla, chocolate, and a little musty roastedness. At first, this brew did not stand out. David P nailed it with "underwhelmed". But, slowly, this brew made a mark as soft earthy tones of malt shined through. Hearty, although thing (I know that sounds odd). This is a very good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzuriel (1373) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Very wonderful porter. Good flavor. Nice hearty aroma. Wonderful color and appearance. Thick creamy mouthfeel finishing with a nice toasty twinge. Very wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2003
This is a very tasty porter. Dark as sin with a subtle, but nutty finish. Quite complex for a porter. The bottle design, label graphics and name make it all the more interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Pours thick and black. Tan head with good lacing. Hoppy, dry flavor (definite woody aspect). This is a good porter, but nothing out of the ordinary in my opinion.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Not too bad... At first I was underwhelmed, as I wasn't knocked back by any strong flavors or aromas. However, after spending a little time w/ the beer, I grew to appreciate its mellowness. I taste malt plus an unripe pear.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11736) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Big mocha head atop a stoutish black body. Aroma is sweet, coffee, roasty, caramel, and fairly rich. Taste is coffee bitter, as smokey as it is than roasty, and mildly sweet. Mouthfeel is slightly watery, especially given the flavors involved, but I suppose that's to be expected with a porter that seems like it should be a stout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4317) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2003
Dark plainly hopped beer both in flavour and aroma. Hardly a very good porter.


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