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

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RATINGS: 432   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Opaque black, thin but lasting beige head, cottony medium body, medium carbonation.

Aroma: coffee and chocolate malt,

Taste: charred chocolate malt, bready fruity ale yeast esters.

Could easily pass as a dry stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coldbrewky (1423) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle conditioned: Mellow toasted malts waft from the nose as the thick white dense head sits upon the medium black porter and stays there till the cows come home. Each touch of refill from the bottle re-invigorates the head but it settles back to its half inch of stoic bubbliness and looks at you as if to say. "Iím really too pretty to drink" Toffee and pecan nuttyness arive to great you in the nose just before your first quaff. Mmmm creamy smoothness and just a hint of tart hop bite. Full bodied and rich. The bottle conditioning is at its finest with this one. Oh Yeah. Your cheeks envy the tounge and want to take over breifly for this brew is the penultimate of porters.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3208) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Dobre wrazenie pozostawia ten porter o ciemnym i intensywnie czarnym kolorze. Piana gigantyczna puszysta i dobrze uformowana. Osad na dnie calkiem spory. W smaku sporo czekolady, ciut karmelu i chmielowy wytrawny finisz. Elegandzko skomponowane.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PushEject (42) - Palmdale, California, USA - FEB 23, 2004
It began with the most unbelievable fluffy head I've ever seen. Seriously. I can't say enough about the head on the this beer. It started out huge then settled into an almost merinque-like cream. Big, rich mouthfeel that smacked of chocolate and caramel and a final tartness that reminded me of Guiness or over-use of black patent malt. This is my new all-time favorite porter. The Poxy Boggards rock.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2007
Pours a dakr brown, nearly black colour with a very nice aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Instant bitterness on the tounge is matched by a sweetness and a definite burnt flavour. Coffee beans stay on the palate for quite some time. Really good porter. Plus the Old Slug himself is surely the greatest beer character ever conceived!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Pours a very dark brown with a thick white head. Subtle hints of both coffee and chocolate in the taste here. Very easy drink thatís super tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
A dashing invertebrate, this Old Slug is, all monocled and moustachioed, (see label, if you can), but how does he taste, thatís all I care about... Deeply, darkly black, as ebon as the night sky, with a full, lush, cocoa-tan head. Aroma: richly roasted, full of espresso-ish notes, dark fruits, prunes, raisins, anise, maple..dang, me, I likes it! Taste: kind of mild...nice, full mouthfeel, but the finish isnít too longevitous, leaves too soon, very smooth, very nice. A good porter, of that there can be no doubt, with notes of chocolate and coffee riding through the palate and on out in the finish. Every recurrent meeting of lip and cup conjoins in some sort of happiness. Good porter, nice and delicious. This took time to unfold, and it was well worth it...but is it worth it to spend $6 for a 16.9 oz bottle of British porter (thatís what I paid), when you can find a 6-pack of excellent versions of the same from an American craft-brewer, for nearly the same money? No, hook up with Anchor, Sierra Nevada, or Rogue...worth it for an excursion, but nothing else.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamas (1360) - Washington DC, USA - APR 21, 2005
1 pint 0.9 fl. oz. bottle. Deep mahogany pour with super-thick fluffy dark khaki head that leaves thick wads of lacing. Vanilla beans, chocolate malts, coffee and irish cream liqueur in the nose. I start to pick up the juicy blackberry aromas toward the bottom of the glass. Super-thick, rich and smooth body. Packed with roasty malts. Pretty dry and bitter hoppy finish. Starts off with chocolate and roasty coffee and finishes with some hops and some dark fruits. Hints of blackberries, cherries and raspberries in the finish. I believe this is the best porter Iíve ever had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotty (1053) - SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2005
VERY dark, not quite black in colour, with a good bead, off white head is thin but lasts well. Rich malty,stout-like nose is typical I suppose. Palate is smooth & richly flavoured, packed with roasted malt and a hint of hops, the finish just goes on & on & on & on...etc,etc. This is fantastic stuff, and was a gift from a secretive customer, so I donít know where it was bought.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13712) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2006
Cask Handpull at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Deep ruby colour with thin beige head. Good choc coffee with some black cherry fruit. Full and velvety in mouth. Excellent porter. Choc is a bit powdery but fruit balances and runs throughout


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