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

bottled
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on tap
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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.


gruberm's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gruberm (314) - - JUL 21, 2013
Dark pour almost black. Off white head. Didn't get much to taste due to my father's inability to get anywhere near dividing a bottle in half. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
16.9 oz bottle. Black in color with an average beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, brown sugar, prune and cardboard. Taste is of chocolate, light vinegar, roasted malts, light smoke, dark fruit and light cardboard.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle. The smell is roasty, leaves, dusty, malt, cocoa, and fruity. The look is a beige colored head, brown in color, and dark. The taste is fruity, burnt, raisins, malts, and cocoa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (692) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights and a finger thick ivory/tan head. Aroma: Dried fruit, fruity, roasted malts, bread crust/toast, hint of chocolate, peppery, nutty and subtle liquorice. Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium sourness, medium bitterness and a slight saltiness. Palate: Thick slightly grainy texture, light body, prickly carbonation, lingering astringent nutty, cold coffee, roasted malt, fruity finish with a touch of sourness. Comments: Very good and glass lace.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1336) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color with a medium thick frothy beige head. Aroma of candy sugar, caramel, coffee, nuts and roasted malt. Taste of roasted malt and coffee. Dry, slightly bitter finish. Oily feel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (895) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2014
Brown bottle, 4.5%abv, 500ml, b@Kilpishalli K-market Finland. Beige head, foamy, some lacings, dark chocolate brown body. Scents of roasted choco malts, smoked wood, shoe leather, . Tastes black mocca choco coffee, fermented prunes, Smooth carbonator, smooth to palate, very good. Finishes with more of the choco coffee stuff, just enough dry, and some hops underneath it all. I didn’t long for any stronger abv; my thumb up for this!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1048) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle, Christmas gift from Alan. Black body with a medium beige head that holds well. Excellent lacing. Aroma of smoked wood, coffee and tobacco. Flavour of fig, nuts, earth, black coffee and a zip of sharp plum. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. A smooth, tasty English Porter - I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (4679) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
Cask (Akkurat, Stockholm) - Dark brown, almost black with some red tinges. Coffee, cocoa and roasted malt in the aroma. Coffee, roasted malt, liquorice and plain chocolate in the taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1322) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Very smoky porter pouring near black with a nice head. On tap in Bath. Plenty of body for an English beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerhammaren (893) - FINLAND - SEP 17, 2013
.5l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours dark amber/red with medium stiff tan head. Aroma is malts, grass, lactose. Flavor is mostly same. Easy to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2662) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
The aroma is roasty, chocolate. The appearance is deep brown, slightly translucent, off-white head. The flavor is roasty, brown sugar, cocoa powder. The finish is roast, spicy hops. Medium in body, a tad thin. Thin and watery for this style, not a strong r sweet flavor profile, but then maybe I’m not used to true English porters. Drinkable.


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