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

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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2003
This beer poured a large head that was tan, creamy and had fine sized bubbles. The hue of this beer is dark brown and the lacing was fair. The nose was that of chocolate and roasted coffee and the flavor was roasted coffee. The mouthfeel was smooth and light.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5006) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 9, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2003 This brew pours a very large envigorated head of creamy light brown finely sized bubbles and a opaque dark brown body. It has a mild sweet malt aroma with a strong roasted coffee flavor. Its mouthfeel is slightly tingly initially and then smoothens in the finish with a slight bite. Re-Rate 12/2/2003. A friend from England brought me another bottle so I can re-rate this now. I got a little more toffee on the aroma this time and bumped the aroma from 6 to 7. The mouthfeel seemed to contain the same bite but more flavor notes of dark malt. I also noted a good lacing that I had previously not mentioned. Also, the head seemed to last a very long time. Overall, I left the rest of my rating stand.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2003
Cola colored style -- light brown head, a little bitter with some almond malt. Like roasted coffee with sand.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Dark brown body topped by a thin tan head with some lace left behind. Slightly sweet raosty malt aroma with nutty toffee accents. Relatively weak nose. Roasty, nutty malt flavor with toffee and chocolate accents and a nutty chocolaty finish. Full bodied and smooth with a touch of dryness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Dark (of course) with a ruby tint. Nose of coffee bean and caramel. Bitter on the sides of the tongue but overall quite watery.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Dark brown in color with medium large frothy head which lasted. Toffee and slight choclate aroma. Slighty bitter flavor with some earthiness. Roasted aftertaste. Excellent

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.


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